Laurel Aitken- The Original Cool Jamaican Ska (2009)

This is a re-issue of the 1964 album of the similar name, plus 20 bonus tracks. This is most of Aitken’s Ska recordings up until 1964, with most of the Skatalites playing as the studio band in most of the songs. There are hints of the political climate and the roots of rastafarianism and reggae throughout this album.
HERE is another more in-depth review. Enjoy.

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