The Society of Cool!
Get the soundtrack to the film 'The Harder They Come'. That's a fab place to start!
Cheers all. I best get cracking!
I would recommend this for a starter - 40 decent tracks and all for under a fiver...
Graeme - I have that double c.d. and it's brilliant. And it's not just Reggae but also a few Soul and R'n'B tracks.
i found young gifted and black on trojan records a good compilation the harder they come sound track is excelent too i think ub40 have covered nearly all the tracks so it would sound quite familiar
Try Street corner, Ska classics and the original rudeboy sound, A crackin CD with real 60,s Ska!!!
Here's two for ya'.
Carry, Go, Bring, Come. - Treasure Isle Mod Ska Anthems 1960 - 1966.
Moonwalk - Treasure Isle Skinhead Reggae Anthems.
Both are c.d.s on Sequel/Castle Music Records. You should find them on Ebay for less the £10 each.
Apart from the Trojan box sets, there´s good compilations on SoulJazz Records.
Ah- and there´s good ones on vinyl on "King Edwards", obviously based in Birmingham!?
Cheers again all!
From that lot, my favourite so far has been 'The Harder They Come'. soundtrack. I already knew Pressure Drop, as I am a massive Clash fan. The lyrics are good and not too many love songs. Sorry, but love songs ain't my thing, find them a bit soppy, haha! The rest I am gonna plough through over the next day or two!