Label: Heartbeat Records - HB 0230 • Format: CD Album, Compilation Reference • Country: US • Genre: Reggae • Style: Ska
Few labels have quite as much great vintage ska in their vaults as Duke Reid Over The River - Various - Knock Out Ska Treasure Isle. In the early to mid-'60s the Treasure Isle studio was home at various times to the Skatalites, the Baba Brooks Band, and following the demise of the Skatalites, the legendary trombonist Don Drummondwho served for a while as the label's musical director. This collection of rare and previously unreleased tracks prominently features Drummond and the Baba Brooks Band on a number of fine instrumentals, as well as some previously hard-to-find performances by such vocal luminaries as Alton EllisJustin Hindsand Stranger Cole.
The sound is amazingly clear on many tracks -- Over The River - Various - Knock Out Ska instrumentals "Knockout Punch" and "Twilight Zone" are especially beautifully recorded. This album doesn't necessarily stand head and shoulders above Heartbeat's previous old-school ska compilations, but it's certainly as good a place as any to start exploring this rich period in reggae history.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date August 14, Genre Reggae. Styles Rocksteady Roots Reggae Ska. Track Listing. Knockout Punch. Cody Melville. Don Drummond. Don't Trouble People. Alton Ellis. Hold Me Tenderly. Twilight Zone. My Girl. The Melodies. So Long. Penny Reel. You Don't Know. Over the River. Justin Hinds. Cool Smoke.
What Makes Honey. Duke Reid. Duke Reid's Group. My Pussy. Stranger Cole. How Soon. Lion of Judah. The Yellow Basket. Tommy McCook. Don't Gamble With Love. Paul Anka.
Yea Yea Baby. Knockout Punch Cody Melville. Don't Trouble People Alton Ellis. Over the River Justin Hinds. Cool Smoke Don Drummond. What Makes Honey Duke Reid.