We have to admit, the pairing of skinheads and ska, rocksteady and early reggae never quite made sense to us here in the States, as we never had any kind of first hand experience of the cultural phenomenon. We can tell you though that this collection of music that was the signature of that era will knock you right out of your Doc Martins, a rollicking collection of good time Jamaican vibes that scored big with the working class in the UK and headed up the charts, putting the island on the musical map for years to come. 42 seminal numbers are collected here, with loads of sweet proto-reggae numbers including the Good Guys "In Like Flint", Tommy McCook "Tommy's Dream" and "The Avengers", Sylvan Williams "Son Of Reggae", Eric Barnett & Theo Beckford's Group "Quaker City", Dandy & His Group "Groovin' At The Cue", Val Bennett "South Parkway Rock", the Reggae Boys "What You Gonna Do", Ansel Collins
"Night Of Love", the Kingstonians "Mix It Up", Lester Sterling "Forest Gate Rock", King Cannon & the Harry J All Stars "Soul Scorcher", Glen Adams "She's So Fine", Junior Murvin "Magic Touch", "Lester Sterling "Reggae On Broadway", the Tennors "Another Scorcher", "Lloyd Charmers "5 To 5", Dandy "Rock Steady gone", the Ethiopians "Reggae Hit The Town", the Sparkers "Dip It Up", ad tons more!
(Out of print.)