Various Artists

Bonanza Ska

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Bonanza Ska features 20 vintage Jamaican tracks (including a few British ska revival cuts thrown in for good measure), encompassing such classics as the Ethiopians' "Train to Skaville" (which is really more rocksteady by definition than ska), Desmond Dekker's "007 (Shanty Town)" (again, more rocksteady than ska), the Skatalites' "Guns of Navarone," and the Paragons' "The Tide Is High." Nothing here is particularly rare or hard to find, but it's nice to have these sides in a single sequence and it sure is a fun listen.

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