Sunday, September 29, 2013


Out now is a blistering collection of ska tunes from Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd's legendary Studio One Records, Jamaica's foundation label of reggae music. Featuring  classic cuts from the originators of Ska - The Skatalites, The Wailers, Lee Perry -  alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities from the might vaults of 13 Brentford Road - pure Ska Fever !

Soul Jazz Records new Studio One Ska Fever returns back to the early 1960s - when Ska was the soundtrack to Jamaica's Independence and Sir Coxsone ruled the land and The Skatalites and Studio One were creating history on a daily basis with an endless stream of blistering, scorching classic tunes.

This album includes an incredible line-up of only the finest artists in reggae music, including Roland Alphonso, The Gaylads, The Ethiopians, Don Drummond, Jackie Opel and many more. An all-star cast from Studio One, as Chris Blackwell famously noted, the 'University of Reggae'.

The accompanying booklet contains extensive sleeve-notes from Studio One historian Rob Chapman (author of Never Grow Old and Downbeat Special), with information on musicians, tracks, label scans and more.

Soul Jazz Records' Studio One Ska Fever is released in CD- jewel case, 24-page booklet with card slipcase, as well as a heavyweight double-vinyl edition in deluxe strong gatefold sleeve (with full sleeve notes) and also as a digital download.


1. Hugh Godfrey - Mad World           
2. Johnny Moore - Skauling Johnny           
3. Bongo Man   - Where's Garvey           
4. The Clarendonians - Rudie Bam Bam           
5. Jackie Opel: Old Rocking Chair          
6. The Wailers - Climb The Ladder            
7. Jackie Mittoo - Jump For Joy           
8. Lee Perry - Gumma           
9. Soul Brothers  - Freedom Sounds           
10. The Clarendonians - You Won't See Me           
11. Roland Alphonso  - Cleopatra           
12. The Gaylads - Don't Try To Reach Me           
13. The Skatalites - Ska Parisienne           
14. Joe Higgs & Roy Wilson - There's A Reward           
15. The Skatalites - Timothy           
16. Ethiopians   - Live Good            
17. Don Drummond - Green Island            
18. The Wailers - Mr Talkative   

Buy here.
Listen here.

No comments: