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Bob Marley And The Wailers Live!
The disc is in the Definitive Remasters series.



Nigger Kojak Penitentiary
Showcase-style, also featuring Barrington Levy, Jah Thomas, Delton Screechie... and the dub.



Don Drummond Ally Pon
Tearing, quintessential Don. Aka Allepon, Alley Pang... according to Lloyd Knibb 'the name of the obeah woman Annie Palmer, who was the white witch of Rose Hall... three feet tall.'



Jackie Opel Turn To The Almighty
Serious-minded ska from Justin Yap's Top Deck in 1965, sprinkled with a little Jackie Wilson-style pizazz. Hard-swinging jazz on the flip, with Roland Alphonso and Joshua Rosen rocking them one by one.



The Skatalites Ringo
Imperious detournement of Misora Hibari's fabulous enka song Ringo Oiwake, about a woman searching for work far from home, reminded of her mother by the fragrance of apple-blossom, crying. Her ska avengement.



The Skatalites Confucius
Blistering ska masterwork. Don D cuts a swathe with flashing analytical rigour. 'Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves,' he attests. 'To see what is right and not to do it is cowardice.'



The Skatalites Ska-Boo-Da-Ba
Fans say that The Skatalites' best recordings were made at Top Deck, where Justin Yap didn't watch the clock, and the musicians could smoke weed. This was the title-track and opener of the 1965 LP.




Phil Pratt Sweet Song For My Baby
His first record, leading a duet with Ken Boothe in 1966. Moody and soulful, with tough horns.



Dawn Penn Why Did You Lie?
Plaintive, lovely Duke Reid pop from 1967, with a nice Tommy McCook on the other side.



Alton Ellis You Are The One To Blame
Don't miss the tearaway Baba Brooks ska on the flip.



Jackie Opel Valley Of Green
Dizzy Moore called Jackie Opel a genius, the best lead singer the Skatalites ever had. Twinned with Marcus Junior, the Don D scorcher.





Ken Boothe You Left The Water Running
Obviously so much more of a Stax adherent than Curtis-inspired, here's KB doing over Otis. Strong accompaniment by Lynn Taitt on both sides.