Kentone Ska From Federal Records – Skalvouvia 1963 to 1965

Various Artists

 

01. The Sharks – You Made Me Warm (Acoustic Take)
02. Ernest Ranglin & Selected Group – Skalvouvia
03. The Monarchs & Drumbago All Stars – All of Me
04. Ernest Ranglin & Selected Group – Free Form
05. Eric Monty Morris – Blackman Ska
06. Toots & The Maytals – One Look
07. Ernest Ranglin & The Federal Band – Like Falling in Love
08. The Sharks & The Federal Studio Orchestra – You Made Me Warm
09. Eddie Perkins & Patsy – Take These Chains from My Heart
10. Toots & The Maytals – My Daily Food
11. Eddie Perkins – Baby Please Don’t Go
12. Eddie Perkins – I Am Blue
13. Federal Singers – Don’t Let Me Down
14. Federal Singers – Going over the Mountain
Another CD from Japan's Dub Store Records in Tokyo. Recordings from founder of Jamaica’s first recording studio, Ken Khouri produced some great early ska classics. It includes a brilliant Ska instrumental by guitarist Ernest Ranglin, 'Free Form' a driving record with outstanding trumpet and saxophone solos, with great guitar fills. The 45 was originally issued on Kentone records backed on the B side by 'Skalvouvia'. The chances of finding an original copy of this 45 are extremely remote. Other outstanding tracks are Eric Monty Morris and 'Blackman Ska', Toots & The Maytals 'One Look', Eddie Perkins 'I Am Blue'. Great cover photograph of  Ken Khouri and his prized car! Highly recommended CD. Issued on Dud Store DSR CD 024 Japan.

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