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    Jamaican Ska

    This arrangement of 'You Send Me' by Jackie Opel and the Sakatalites (circa 1964) is sensational; so much bounce and energy. Pretty sure Don Drummond is on it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJdelW0phvY

    This is also very good indeed - Welcome You Back w/Doreen Schaefer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mOz7qEgBJ4

    Opel was actually Barbadian and died there in a car crash in 1970
    Last edited by Satchmo Distel; 24-03-2019, 12:05.

    #2
    Oh, yes man. Any day of the week. My long-standing fav is probably The Pioneers' Long Shot Kick The Bucket. My kids even dig it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApAptlFJkhM

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      #3
      Also, never tire of Eastern Standard Time by The Skatalites. There are some beautifully loose and shambolic live versions around, but this'll have to do.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHRQ7-GWvIE

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        #4
        When I Call Your Name - Patsy Todd and Stranger Cole (1963):

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VrOvb3aQ3Q

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          #5
          Or the mighty Roland Alphonso:
           

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            #6
            Love them all, and for some slower Stranger and Patsy
             
            Last edited by Mr Cogito; 27-03-2019, 19:02. Reason: Typo

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              #7
              Justin Hinds has become a big favourite of mine:

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP-sRuqvlXI

              Amazing to think that some of this stuff was released before the end of 1963 and is as sophisticated as anything coming out of the US R&B and soul scene despite the lower availability of technology.

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                #8
                Heard this today having never done so before. Ska meets doo wop, fantastic:

                https://youtu.be/OmBTIk9g-YU

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                  #9
                  Great thread this, not sure I spotted it previously. So much lovely stuff out there. A few personal favourites:

                  Jusin Hinds again, one of my favourites of any genre, Carry Go Bring Home:
                  https://youtu.be/qqn-BJc1I2c

                  The Pioneers Starvation:
                  https://youtu.be/cwoy8nk8zlc

                  Lord Tanamo Iím In The Mood For Ska:
                  https://youtu.be/huDoRO3PWJs

                  Desmond Dekker 007 (Shanty Town):
                  https://youtu.be/ZqgWuMcHc3g

                  The Ethiopeans Train to Skaville:
                  https://youtu.be/w83U4Q0e2WQ

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                    #10
                    Carry Go Bring Home is apparently about the PM's wife. "Why must the wicked reign over my people?"

                    Arrangement by Don Drummond, I believe.

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