The Society of Cool!
The Liquidators - Comp CD (very dodgy cover with guns, used to be a train)
This was my first step into 1960s Ska. I have bought loads more on the back of this; it was a great starting point for me.
On Amazon for £7 or second hand for less than a fiver. I always go for second hand on Amazon and stick them straight onto the computer/ipods. When I win the lottery I will collect the originals on vinyl!!!!!
Be warned some of the TROJAN collections are not great points to start; if that makes sense!
The people on here have already mentioned the Trojan box sets - 3 come to mind -
Trojan Ska Box Set - The Rock Steady Box Set - but I really like the Mod Reggae Box Set - not because of the M word but it has the wider range of songs - some of which pre date reggae and are rooted in R and B.
Mick that sounds right up my street! I am on to it now!
By the way folks The Skatalites, one of the original Ska bands are on tour soon. I'd grab ticket quick if i was you. The are playing The Liverpool o2 Academy on Monday 28th May. Tickets are £21.30
Are you not on Vuze ? almost every Ska compilation is on there and it's free to download.
i picked up a great a trojan comp called sounds and pressure: mod-reggae, well worth a listen
Yeah, downloaded that one mate! Quality!!!