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The Original Skatalites and Friends - Ska Authentic

SKU# GP-SOR-015

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Product Name Price Qty
The Original Skatalites and Friends - Ska Authentic - LP
$21.99
The Original Skatalites and Friends - Ska Authentic - CD
$15.99

The Original Skatalites and Friends - Ska Authentic

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Tracklisting:


1. Tommy McCook - Freedom Sounds
2. The Gaylads - Brown Skin Gal
3. Roland Alphonso - Full Dread
4. Andy and Joey - You're Wondering Now
5. Jackie Opel - Turn Your Lamp Down Low
6. Lee Perry - Mother in Law
7. Roland Alphonso - Bridge View
8. The Gaylads - Rolling Down
9. Roland Alphonso - Lee Oswald
10. The Maytals - Heaven Declare
11. Tommy McCook - Sca-Ba
12. Delroy Wilson - Sammy Dead



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Orders will start shipping in early September!

The original Ska Authentic LP was released in 1964 and after the first pressing sold out it was not reissued, becoming one of the rarest albums in the catalog. In 1967, an English version of the album was released, but bore little resemblance to the original 1964 Jamaican release, sharing only two songs. The English version is distinguished by the orange box around “Authentic,” a redesigned back cover, and the red and white hanging mic label. This album was basically a Skatalites affair and became the version that was reissued for over thirty years. In the mid-1990s, a new version of the album was released, sharing tracks from both earlier issues as well as adding four new tracks. To further complicate matters, in 2000 a Ska Authentic Vol. 2 was released that included two songs from the very first album.

This new Studio One release marks the first time in fifty-three years that the original landmark album has become available again. Featuring top instrumentals like “Freedom Sounds” and vocals from the Gaylads, Lee Perry, the Maytals, and Jackie Opel, this release showcases the power of the Studio One ska recordings. It also gives a glimpse into the selections that drove the ska fans wild and fueled the dances.

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Track List (use ordered list)

Tracklisting:

1. Tommy McCook - Freedom Sounds
2. The Gaylads - Brown Skin Gal
3. Roland Alphonso - Full Dread
4. Andy and Joey - You're Wondering Now
5. Jackie Opel - Turn Your Lamp Down Low
6. Lee Perry - Mother in Law
7. Roland Alphonso - Bridge View
8. The Gaylads - Rolling Down
9. Roland Alphonso - Lee Oswald
10. The Maytals - Heaven Declare
11. Tommy McCook - Sca-Ba
12. Delroy Wilson - Sammy Dead