The national sound of Jamaica throughout the early sixties, the driving dance-friendly sounds of ska dominated the islands music scene until the onset of rock steady late in 1966. Although it had run its course within a few years, ska was later revived by a plethora of British based bands such as Madness, the Specials and the Selector and has since continued to remain popular around the globe. This collection brings together 12 of the biggest ska hits from its golden age, featuring some of the greatest exponents of the style.
Track Listing: 1. Music Is My Occupation - The Skatalites 2. Dance Crasher - Alton Ellis & The Flames 3. Bonanza Ska - Carlos Malcolm & His Afro Jamaican Rhythm 4. Carry Go Bring Come - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes 5. Storm Warning - Lynn Taitt & The Comets 6. Get Up Adinah - Desmond Dekker 7. I'm in the Mood for Love - Lord Tanamo 8. Watermelon Man - Baba Brooks 9. Housewife's Choice - Derrick & Patsy 10. Honky Tonk Ska - The Granville Williams Orchestra 11. Renegade - The Zodiacs 12. Rough and Tough - Stranger Cole