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Stirring Up Some Ska

The first in a new series of ‘Club Beat’ albums from Jasmine that explores the roots of Black music in the U.K., via the burgeoning post-war club scene, as it evolved into soul, influenced along the way by an exotic mix of rhythm and blues, jazz and reggae. Chapter one embraces the birth of Ska in the cosmopolitan melting pot and fashion-conscious Soho, enriched by the influx of half a million British West Indians and their vibrant culture. Jasmine focuses on Carnaby Street’s infamous Roaring Twenties Club and its genre defining playlist captured in this 25 track compilaion. Features many new-to-CD tracks including the original take of Come To Me Softly by Jimmy James. Includes illustrated and informative liner notes.

Tracks: Night Train - Byron Lee And The Dragonaires / Manny, Oh - Higgs & Wilson With Ken Richards & His Comets / Madness Is Gladness - Prince Buster / Lazy Lou - Monty And The Cyclones / Gypsy Woman - Derrick & Patsy/ Gee Baby - Jimmy James / Lollipop Girl - The Jiving Juniors With Duke Reid And His Group / They Got To Go - Prince Buster / Easy Snapping - Clue J. And His Blues Blasters / Strong Arm - Baba Brooks And His Group / Real Real -Stranger & Patsy With The Baba Brooks Band / Be S ll - Derrick Morgan / OhWhat A Smile (Can Do) - Eric Morris / Swee e Pie - Monty And Roy Lumbago And His Orchestra / Sweeter & Sweeter - Fay & Gabby / The Call Of The Gators(Aka Later For The Gator Aka Coxsone’s Hop) - Willis Jackson / Everything Is Go- Cab Kaye With His Music From Ghana / One More Week - Jackie (Wilfred) Edwards / Evening Train - Clive Bailey Recho’s Blues Group / Rico’s Farewell- Rico & Happy / Mash It Pt 1 - Owen Gray & The Caribs / No More Doggin’ -Roscoe Gordon / Tell Me Darling - Wilfred Edwards With The Caribs / Pre y Li le Baby - Teddy Brown / Come To Me So ly - Jimmy James