Various artists album review
King Size Ska Original Jamaican Instrumental Ska Sounds 1964-1966
06 - 07 - 1998
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : -||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 3/4||Sleeve : 4|
By the early 60s Jamaican music had developed an unmistakable style of its own, with an ever increasing emphasis on the upbeat. Up until the summer of 1966, it was the sound of Jamaica. Numerous bands were playing ska music on the island, The Skatalites being the most influential of them all. |
This album gathers 25 ska tracks, recorded between 1964 to 1966 for producers such as Leslie Kong, Sonia Pottinger and Ken Lack. It focuses on a few gifted musicians : saxophonist Roland Alphonso, trumpeter Baba Brooks and Granville Williams. It's not a greatest ska hits compilation but a well worth checking out collecting of ska sides.