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Treasure Isle Ska Rarities 3CD Boxset

 

Release Date: 27/09/2019

Discs: 3

Based on the acclaimed 2017 7” singles box set of the same name, this hugely generous 3CD set comprises the original 20 tracks from that collection bolstered by 64 impossibly rare and unreleased bonus tracks, all recorded for Duke Reid’s legendary Treasure Isle catalogue between 1964 and 1966.

 Of the 84 romping ska tracks, 15 are previously unreleased, 44 make their CD debut and over 20 are have been officially unavailable for over a decade.

The collection is presented as a handsomely designed digipack, which also houses a 12-page booklet, packed with fascinating imagery from the Sixties and a compelling essay on the music from noted vintage Jamaican music expert, Brian Keyo.

DISC 1:
1. Practice What You Preach – Owen & Leon (*)
2. I’m All Alone) (take 1) – Frank Cosmo (*)
3. Love Me Or Leave Me – Owen & Leon Silvera (*)
4. Sing Ting Bury Yuh – Duke Reid & Group (*)
5. Thinking Of The Future – Stranger Cole (*)
6. Use Your Head (take 2) – Duke Reid & Group (*)
7. What A Bailing (take 1) – The Duke Reid Group (*)
8. You Wish Me Bad (take 6) – The Spanishtonians
9. Always Remember Me (take 2) – Stranger Cole (*)
10. Want Me Cock (take 1) – Owen & Leon Silvera
11. Oh Misery (take 2) – Unknown Artist (*)
12. Fooling Around – Unknown Artist (*)
13. Renegade (take 1) – The Zodiacs (*)
14. Smokey Ska (take 1) – The Baba Brooks Band (*)
15. ‘Til My Dying Day – Winston & Slim (*)
16. Road To Nowhere (orig mix) – Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band (*)
17. My True Confession (take 1) – The Silvertones
18. Know Your Friend (take 1) – Derrick Morgan (*)
19. The Army is Searching (take 2) – Basil Caral & Group (*)
20. Storm Warning (take 1) – Lyn Taitt & The Boys

BONUS TRACKS:
21. Oh Little Girl – Lloyd & Glen (#)
22. The Clock (take 1) – Baba Brooks & His Band (+)
23. How Would You Feel – Owen & Leon Silvera (*)
24. Bond Street Special – Tommy McCook &
The Soul Brothers (*)
25. Temptation – Eric ‘Monty’ Morris (*)
26. More Love – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics (*)
27. I Found My Love – The Sensations
28. Nightfall – Baba Brooks & His Band (*)

DISC 2
1. Alcatraz (take 2) – The Baba Brooks Band (+)
2. Samphey Man – The Rio Grandes (#)
3. Forty Miles Of Bad Road (take 1) – Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band (+)
4. The Last Time – The Sensations (*)
5. So Wonderful – Derrick & Naomi (#)
6. Portrait To Don –Tommy McCook & The Supersonics (*)
7. My Girl – The Melodies (#)
8. Flames In The Street – The Baba Brooks Band (*)
9. Teardrops (Don’t Matter At All) – Froggy & The Flames (*)
10. Froggy – The Baba Brooks Band (#)
11. Look Into That – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes (*)
12. Goldfinger – Tommy McCook & His Orchestra (#)
13. Teardrops (You Are Not To Blame) – Unknown Artist (#)
14. Joe Snow Kone (take 1) – The Baba Brooks Band (+)
15. Senorita Senora – Eric Morris (*)
16. Pain In My Heart – Derrick & Noami (*)
17. Turn Them Back – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes (#)
18. Love Your Neighbour (aka Next Door Neighbour) – Stranger Cole (#)
19. Muy Bien (My Friend) – The Clarendonians (#)
20. Verona (take 1) – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes (+)
21. Greenfield Ska – Baba Brooks Band (*)
22. Time Marches On – Derrick & Noami
23. Children Of Today – Eric Morris (*)
24. Mesopotamia (take 2) – Don Drummond & The Skatalites (*)
25. Peace And Love (aka Peace, Perfect Peace) (take 1) – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes (+)
26. I’m Gonna Move On – The Miracles (*)
27. Jing Bang – John & Poupa (*)
28. No One Should Envy Me (take 1) – Unknown Vocalist (+)
DISC 3
1. Wake Me, Shake Me (take 1) – The Zodiacs (+)
2. The Conquerer (take 2) – Unknown Vocal Duo (+)
3. Let Me Be – The Miracles (*)
4. Two A Them A Come Yard – John & Poupa (*)
5. I Can’t Do The Ska (take 1) – The Zodiacs (+)
6. You Should Never Have To Come – Stranger Cole (*)
7. I Want A Lover (take 1) – Derrick & Naomi (+)
8. Twilight Zone – The Baba Brooks Band (#)
9. The Ark (Is Coming Down) – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes (#)
10. Walk Out On Me – The Dynamites (*)
11. Let Me Go (Home) – Derrick Morgan (*)
12. Come Bail Me (This Woman) – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes (#)
13. Jo-An (I Need You) (take 1) – The Movers (+)
14. Heart Of Stone – Derrick & Naomi (*)
15. Sail On – Stranger Cole & Patsy Todd (*)
16. Holy Dove – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes (#)
17. Words – Owen & Leon Silvera (#)
18. Sweeter Than Honey – Derrick & Naomi
19. Satan – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes (#)
20. Skill And Craft – Owen & Leon Silvera (#)
21. Irene – Joe White (*)
22. You’re A Pest – Derrick Morgan (#)
23. Time For Everything (aka Time For Love) – Stranger
Cole (+)
24. Take It Easy – The Skatalites (+)
25. Low Minded People – Owen & Leon (#)
26. Weep No More – Frank Cosmo (+)
27. Love Is Great – Dotty & Bonny) (*)
28. Hill And Gully Ride – Duke Reid & His Group (*)

(+) Previously unreleased