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Track Listing
CD1
1. It 'S A Low Down Dirty Shame - Louis Jordan
2. Gi Jive - Louis Jordan
3. Choo Choo Ch Boogie - Louis Jordan
4. Boogie Woogie Blue Plate - Louis Jordan
5. Rock Bottom - Gene Philips
6. T-Bone Shuffle - T-Bone Walker
7. Killer Diller - Gene Coy
8. Reet Petite And Gone - Louis Jordan
9. Willie Mae - Professor Longhair
10. Page Boy Shuffle - Todd Rhodes
11. Spoon Calls Hootie - Jimmy Witherspoon
12. If It's So Baby - The Robins
13. Rockin' At Home - Floyd Dixon
14. Boogie Guitar - The Johnny Otis Show
15. San Diego Bounce - Harold Land
16. Ben Fooling Around - Professor Longhair
17. Stack A Lee - Archibald
18. Later For The Gator - Willis Gator Jackson
19. Street Walkin' Woman - T-Bone Walker
20. Tend To Do Business - James Wayne
21. Train Time Blues - Roy Brown
22. No More Doggin' - Rosco Gordon
23. My Ding A Ling - Dave Bartholomew
CD21. Lovers Lane Boogie - Little Esther
2. I Found Out My Troubles - The Robins
3. Rockin' The Blues Away - Tiny Grimes
4. Rock This Morning - Jesse Allen
5. Chicken Blues - Bill Brown
6. Rockin' All Day - Jimmy Mccrackin
7. Guitar Shuffle - Lowell Fulson
8. You're Not The One - Smiley Lewis
9. Hey Bartender - Floyd Dixon
10. You Upset Me Baby - Bb King
11. Hot Little Mama - Johnny Watson
12. Gettin' Drunk - Johnny Watson
13. Oop Shop - Shirley Gunter And The Queens
14. Hey Hey Girl - Rosco Gordon
15. Too Tired - Johnny Watson
16. My Bop Lollipop - Spencer Bobby
17. Just A Gigolo I Aint Nobody - Louis Prima
18. Sea Cruise - Francis Guzzo
19. I Feel Good - Ernest Ranglin
20. The Joker - Alphonso Roland
21. Greasy - Jackie Mc Lean
22. Duke's Cookies - Inconnu
23. Judge Not - Bob Marley

CD3
1. Rocking In My Feet - Owen Gray
2. Silky - Clue J And His Blues Blasters
3. Yard Broom - Roland Alphonso
4. Japanese Girl - Lloyd Clarke
5. That Man Is Back - Don Drummond
6. One Cup Of Coffee - Bob Marley
7. Midnight Track - Owen Gray
8. Me And My Forty Five - Eric Marty Morris
9. Magic - Rico Rodriguez
10. Cool School - Chuck And Doddy
11. Bridgeview Shuffle - Matador All Stars
12. That's Me - Theophilus Beckford
13. African Shuffle - Count Ossie And The Wareikas
14. Over The River - The Jiving Juniors
15. I Love You - Winston & Barbara
16. Luke Lane Shuffle - Rico Rodriguez
17. Bouncing Woman - Laurel Aitken And The Blue Beats
18. Stew Peas And Cornflakes - Audrey Adams & Rico Rodriguez
19. Rosabelle - Cornell Campbell
20. I Was Wrong - Chuck & Boddy
21. What A World - Busty & Cool
22. Ten Virgins - The Angelic Brothers
23. Jamaica Blues - Azie Lawrence
Artist:
Various
Title:
Roots of Ska - USA Jamaica 1942-1962 (3CD)
Label:
Fremeaux
Cat No:
FA5396
Format:
CD
Price £17.99
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An intriguing collection which highlights the influence of American R&B records on Jamaicans during the post-war period. By the early 60s musicians in Kingston had adopted the shuffle beat and created Ska

CDs one and two are packed with gems from the heyday of rhythm and blues, including the original version of "My Boy Lollipop", while the third disc is devoted to Jamaican recordings made just prior to the emergence of Ska as a recognisable style

3CD set with fully illustrated detailed booklet
Reviews For Roots of Ska - USA Jamaica 1942-1962 (3CD)
Songlines - Charles De Ledesma
The first two discs of the Roots of Ska compilation display the American shuffle mode that directly influenced the embryonic Jamaican sound. Of more interest is the third disc of early JA tunes, with Theophilus Beckword's 'That's Me' and Aubrey Adams & R ***
fRoots - Jamie Renton
Roots of Ska features music from both sides, with one CD of US tunes from 1942-50, a second covering the period '52-62, featuring eighteen tracks from the US and five from
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