Various Artists

The Story of Blue Beat 1962: The Best in Ska, Vol. 2

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The Story of Blue Beat 1962: The Best in Ska, Vol. 2 continues where Vol. 1 left off, with more songs recorded from the Blue Beat label during 1962. The collection divides the material from the original 45s up into A-sides and B-sides, with 28 singles on the first CD, and those artists' B-sides on the second. For fans of rocksteady and ska, the full Sunrise Records Blue Beat compilation series is an excellent overview of the early Jamaican music movement, and with standout tracks by Derrick Morgan, Higgs & Wilson, and Prince Buster in this collection, the sixth in the series is essential.

Track Listing - Disc 1

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Track Listing - Disc 2

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