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Ethericat
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Ska Comp. Advice
May 13, 2017, 09:26
Can anyone recommend a very good extensive ska compilation/box set? I've got quite a lot of wonderful Lee 'Scratch' Perry related sounds, but could do with a wider sonic ska palette too. Thanks.
caldervalium
caldervalium
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Re: Ska Comp. Advice
May 13, 2017, 16:14
http://darkchocolatechips.net/music/Roots%207%20inches/

Ta for another excuse to repost this link - more biased towards dub and bluebeat than ska, but wtf. For pure ska heaven, I'd recommend any/all of the budget-priced Trojan boxes.
thesweetcheat
thesweetcheat
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Re: Ska Comp. Advice
May 13, 2017, 16:56
caldervalium wrote:
http://darkchocolatechips.net/music/Roots%207%20inches/

Ta for another excuse to repost this link - more biased towards dub and bluebeat than ska, but wtf. For pure ska heaven, I'd recommend any/all of the budget-priced Trojan boxes.




https://www.discogs.com/label/486495-Trojan-Records-Box-Set

These are bargain price treasure troves
thesweetcheat
thesweetcheat
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Re: Ska Comp. Advice
May 13, 2017, 17:01
thesweetcheat wrote:
caldervalium wrote:
http://darkchocolatechips.net/music/Roots%207%20inches/

Ta for another excuse to repost this link - more biased towards dub and bluebeat than ska, but wtf. For pure ska heaven, I'd recommend any/all of the budget-priced Trojan boxes.




https://www.discogs.com/label/486495-Trojan-Records-Box-Set

These are bargain price treasure troves


And the best bargain of all is this:
https://www.discogs.com/release/4969360-The-Ultimate-Trojan-Ska-Box-Set/images

I have a couple of dub sets like this as well, stupendous.
Ethericat
67 posts

Re: Ska Comp. Advice
May 14, 2017, 08:03
thesweetcheat wrote:
thesweetcheat wrote:
caldervalium wrote:
http://darkchocolatechips.net/music/Roots%207%20inches/

Ta for another excuse to repost this link - more biased towards dub and bluebeat than ska, but wtf. For pure ska heaven, I'd recommend any/all of the budget-priced Trojan boxes.




https://www.discogs.com/label/486495-Trojan-Records-Box-Set

These are bargain price treasure troves


And the best bargain of all is this:
https://www.discogs.com/release/4969360-The-Ultimate-Trojan-Ska-Box-Set/images

I have a couple of dub sets like this as well, stupendous.


Many thanks chaps. Just the ticket. I'll have a good rummage!
thesweetcheat
thesweetcheat
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Re: Ska Comp. Advice
May 14, 2017, 10:40
The 9 cd box was a tenner when it was available.
Ethericat
67 posts

Re: Ska Comp. Advice
May 14, 2017, 10:50
Having a delve on the county library site. Panning for ska, so to speak!
Popel Vooje
5312 posts

Re: Ska Comp. Advice
May 14, 2017, 12:59
All good recommendations upthread, as far as I can tell. If you're interested in the late '70s revival too, this is a good primer:

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Totally-2-Tone/release/4688841
Ethericat
67 posts

Re: Ska Comp. Advice
May 17, 2017, 09:50
Thanks Popeldude. Will check out.
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