It's been a pretty hectic time round these parts lately, a few personal issues and tissues coupled with moving house has meant that (yet again) my little corner of the Interweb has managed to gather some lazy dust.
The big relocation went well, all things considered and anyone with a slightly large record collection will understand the trials and tribulations that go hand in hand with moving house. Boxing, packing, transporting, unpacking and re-homing are all individually stress inducing tasks but you'll be pleased to know that both record collection and my sanity remain intact and back in a state of semi normality!!
Today's mix comes prompted from the back end of that move. After unpacking and refilling 2500 odd 45s! including a couple of mixed crates which had previously been gathering dust, I discovered that my Reggae and Ska sections had significantly swelled since the last count!
Whilst the main output here is Funk & Soul, I thought it might be interesting to knock up a mix of Reggae and Ska for you. I'm not a serious collector of the genre but always enjoy dipping in every now and again when something catches my ear.
The Reggae and Ska diehards amongst you may not find anything new here but I think this is a nicely paced mix nonetheless that should hopefully tide you over to my next instalment!
Enjoy today's selections and I'll catch you on the flipside with something cool!
Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop - Smash
Derrick Morgan - Miss Lulu -ACL
Prince Buster & The All Stars - Wash Wash - Prince Buster
Errol Dixon & The Back Beats - Mama Shut Your Door - Blue Beat
The Vikings - Never Grow Old - Island
Lord Packai - Bado Man - Wildbells
Toots & The Maytals - Hold On - Pyramid
Clancy Eccles - Uncle Joe - Hallmark
Nicky Thomas - Lonely Feeling - Hallmark
Dandy - There Is A Mountain - Giant
Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World, Beautiful People - Trojan
The Pioneers - More Love - Trojan
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Israelites - Pyramid
Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop - Beverley's Records
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - 007 - Pyramid
Edwin Starr - 25 Miles - (Ska Version)
Prince Buster - Ten Commandments (From Man To Woman) - Philips
Cutty Ranks - A Who Seh Me Dun - VP Records
Wayne Smith - Under Me Sleng Teng -SJ Records
Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm - Technique Records
Sister Nancy - Bam Bam - SJ Records
Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Rankin - SJ Records
The Maytals - 54-46 Was My Number - Trojan
Toots & The Maytals - Reggae Got Soul - Island Records
The Gaylads - ABC Rocksteady - Gay Fleet Records
Bob Marley & The Wailers - One Love / People Get Ready - Island Records
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