Mittwoch, 23. Dezember 2020

VA - Guns Of Navarone / Ride Your Donkey (Trojan)

"Guns of Navarone" and "Ride Your Donkey" were a pair of highly collectible LP compilations released by Trojan in 1969, each collecting more than a dozen singles first released earlier in the '60s by a variety of artists crucial to the ska and rocksteady scenes. 

This two-fer combines both onto one CD, resulting in a solid combination of popular sides that every reggae fan should own, along with more obscure examples of the form. Opening with the title-track classic by the Skatalites, "Guns of Navarone" is all ska and mostly instrumental, comprising quite a few of the best groups of the era: Tommy McCook & the Supersonics ("Saboo"), Rolando Alphonso ("El Pussy Cat Ska"), Lyn Taitt & the Jets ("Something Stupid"), and Baba Brooks (the rudeboy standard "Guns Fever"), plus an obscure combo called the Soul Brothers ("Sound Pressure"). 

The rocksteady record "Ride Your Donkey" is all vocal, and though it doesn't have as many classic groups, it does boast quite a few obscurities from the likes of Lee Perry (a pair of bawdy tracks, "Rub and Squeeze" and "Doctor Dick") and Derrick Morgan ("Hold Your Jack"). Obviously, these don't have enough classic tracks to qualify as truly excellent compilations, but the rarities are of interest to fans as well as collectors. [Note: Four tracks were removed from the original listings for what the compilers term "technical reasons."]

1 –The Skatalites Guns Of Navarone 2 –Baba Brooks Bank To Bank Part 1 3 –Ike* & Crystalites* Illya Kurayakin 4 –Tommy McCook Saboo 5 –Carlos Malcolm Bonazaa Ska 6 –Baba Brooks Vitamin A 7 –Lyn Tate & Jets* Something Stupid 8 –The Tennors Copy Me Donkey 9 –Roland Alphonso El Pussy Cat 10 –Eric Morris* Penny Reel 11 –The Soul Brothers Sound Pressure 12 –Lyn Tate & Jets* Napoleon Solo 13 –Baba Brooks Guns Fever 14 –The Tennors Ride Your Donkey 15 –Justin Hinds & The Dominoes Save A Bread 16 –The Clarendonians Rude Boy Gone Jail 17 –Lyn Beckford Combination 18 –Alfred Brown (3) One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer 19 –Lee Perry & The Soulettes Rub And Squeeze 20 –Derrick Morgan Hold You Jack 21 –Lee Perry Doctor Dick 22 –The Gaylettes Silent River (Runs Deep) 23 –Lord Brynner Congo War 24 –The Tartans Dance All Night 25 –Delroy Wilson Dancing Mood 26 –The Gaylettes I Like Your World 27 –The Federals Penny For Your Song

VA - Guns Of Navarone / Ride Your Donkey (Trojan)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

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