Sunday, 24 January 2010

Guns of Navarone - Various Artists (Trojan Records 1969)



Picked this one up last week in the bargain bin of a second hand record shop in Brighton. The record is in pretty awful condition and the recording has a few skips and jumps, I imagine its seen its share of parties for this a great compilation of fantastic ska and reggae tunes. Some, like the title track or 'Bonanza Ska', will be familiar to many, but others are wonderfully obscure. Baba Brooks' jazzy sound was a revelation to me upon first listen, and I'm also loving the Skatalites' 'Ball O' Fire'.

Tracklist:

01 Skatalites - Guns Of Navarone
02 Baba Brooks - Bank To Bank Part 1
03 Ike & Crystalites - Illya Kurayakin
04 Tommy McCook - Saboo
05 Carlos Malcolm - Bonanza Ska
06 Baba Brooks - Vitamin A
07 Lyn Tate & Jets - Something Stupid
08 Flames, The - Broadway Jungle
09 Tennors, The - Copy Me Donkey
10 Roland Alphonso - El Pussy Cat
11 Eric Morris - Penny Reel
12 Soul Brothers, The - Sound Pressure
13 Lyn Tate & Jets - Napoleon Solo
14 Skatalites, The - Ball O' Fire
15 Baba Brooks - Guns Fever
16 Baba Brooks - Bank To Bank Part 2

Get it HERE if you don't mind a bit of crackle and pop.

7 comments:

icastico said...

Nice list of tracks based on the ones I know. Good find.

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Thank you.

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Sips the lite Umbongo said...

Many thanks for this..it made my afternoon go with a smile. Great blog btw

Benoit said...

Irie thanks, these are burning like fiyah.

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