(LP) Various - This Is Jamaica Ska

Release Date: 022621
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When first released, This Is Jamaica Ska followed in the footsteps of the successful Ska Authentic releases and also marked the first time that Clement Dodd began to showcase on LP his new discovery, The Wailers, who had begun tearing up the dances in Kingston with “Simmer Down.” This song had been held for exclusive use in the dances before it was finally put out on 45, now it gained album status marking the increased visibility of the group in the marketplace. In addition to “Simmer Down,” two other songs by The Wailers are also found on the album: “How Many Times”, and the blazing cover of Jimmy Clanton’s “Go, Jimmy, Go” which Clement Dodd had proposed for the group to incorporate into their repertoire.

Transferred in 2020 from the original master tapes, This Is Jamaica Ska is a welcome addition to the Studio One Original Masters Series.



A1 The Wailers Simmer Down  
A2 The Ska-Talites* Salt Lane Gal  
A3 Jackie Opel Push Wood  
A4 Andy & Joey Wonder No More  
A5 Roland Alphonso Bongo Tango  
A6 Roland Alphonso Sucu-Sucu  
B1 Roland Alphonso 20-75  
B2 Gaylads* Stop Making Love  
B3 The Wailers How Many Times  
B4 Don Drummond and Roland Alphonso Heaven & Earth  
B5 Jackie Opel Sit Down Sweet Servant  
B6 The Wailers Go, Jimmy, Go  
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