Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date
  Various artists album review
Guns Of Navarone & Ride Your Donkey
Various
Trojan
CD
12 - 07 - 1997


Tracking list

          "Guns Of Navarone"
  1. The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone
  2. Baba Brooks - River bank (part 1)
  3. Ike Bennett & The Crystalites - Illya Kuryakin
  4. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Saboo
  5. Carlos Malcolm & His Jamaican Rhythms - Bonanza Ska
  6. Baba Brooks - Vitamine A
  7. Lyn Tait & The Jets - Something stupid
  8. The Tennors - Copy me donkey
  9. Roland Alphonso - El pussy cat ska
  10. Eric Morris - Penny reel
  11. The Soul Brothers - Sound pressure
  12. Lyn Tait & The Jets - Napoleon Solo
  13. Baba Brooks - Guns fever

    "Ride Your Donkey"

  14. The Tennors - Ride your donkey
  15. Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Save a bread
  16. The Clarendonians - Rude boy gone jail
  17. Kelynne Beckford - Combination
  18. Alfred Brown - One scotch, one bourbon, one beer
  19. Lee Perry & The Soulettes - Rub and squeeze
  20. Derrick Morgan Hold your jack
  21. Lee Perry - Doctor Dick
  22. The Gaylettes - Silent river (runs deep)
  23. Lord Brynner - Congo war
  24. The Tartans - Dance all night
  25. Delroy Wilson - I'm in a dancing mood
  26. The Gaylettes - I like your world
  27. The Federals - Penny for your song
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 3/4 Sleeve : 4


The re-issueing of vintage reggae, rocksteady and ska albums (2 lp's on one cd) by Trojan (see also Jackpot of Hits / Explosive Rocksteady & Soul of Jamaica / Here Comes The Duke and 2 John Holt albums ) continues with the release of the classic "Guns of Navarone" and the lesser known "Ride Your Donkey". Issued in 1969 these albums highlight some of the finest ska and rocksteady tunes from earlier in the decade. Duke Reid and Coxsone Dodd ruled Jamaica at that time, and most tracks are produced by them. Next to some fine ska instrumentals, you'll find early tracks by Lee Perry, Justin Hinds, Delroy Wilson and The Tennors. Any reggae fan will recognize these tracks, which also can be found on several samplers that were issued over the years. Four tracks from the original listings were removed for technical reasons. If your vinyl copies have worn out throughout the years, this is your chance to update your cd collection !

Teacher & Mr. T.