This Is Crucial Reggae - SKA

By the end of the 1950's, Jamaica was bouncing towards 1961's independence from England to the buoyant rhythms of ska. This embryonic form of reggae was a blend of the island's mento folk music and New Orleans jazz, boogie woogie, R&B, and Cuban music that was being picked up by radios in Kingston. This CD captures the visceral charge of a seminal moment in the world's musical history, and its tracks amount to a roll call of Jamaican music's early greats.

1- The Ethiopians - Train To Skaville mp3
2- Stranger Cole - Stranger At The Door mp3
3- Toots & The Maytals - Broadway Jungle mp3
4- Desmond Dekker - 007 mp3
5- Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers - Phoenix City mp3
6- Derrick Morgan - Blazing Fire mp3
7- The Dreamletts - Really Now mp3
8- Jimmy Cliff - Miss Jamaica mp3
9- Justin Hinds With The Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Come mp3
10- The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone mp3
11- Alton Ellis & The Flames - Dance Crasher mp3
12- Ken Boothe - The One I Love mp3