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1 - AITKEN, LAUREL - BOOGIE IN MY BONES - (LP) 
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More of the R&B and early Mento singles by the Godfather of Jamaican Ska. Chronicling his last 12 months before leaving the island in 1960, this collection includes his collaborations with legendary Jamaican producers such as Chris Blackwell and Duke Reid, confirming his calypso leanings, but also anticipating that pronounced guitar offbeat heralding the approach of Ska. Over the course of many years the man became a legend for Mods, Punks, Skinheads and 2Tone Fans all over the world, but his roots are here in his late 50s and early 60s production.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Tribute To Collie Smith 02. Baba Kill Me Goat 03. Boogie In My Bones 04. Little Sheila 05. Honey Girl 06. Drinkin Whisky 07. If Its Money You Need 08. Jeannie Is Back 09. Lowdown Dirty Girl 10. Yea Yea Baby 11. Judgement Day 12. More Whisky 13. Stars Were Made 14. Love Me Baby

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 15-12-2011
Item # : 424368     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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2 - AITKEN, LAUREL - CALYPSO ROCK AND ROLL - (LP) 
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Unmissable singles collection documenting the early days of the man the world will always remember as the "Godfather of Ska". Born in Cuba in 1927 but raised in Jamaica, Laurel Aitken played an important role in the growth of the "Mento" music (indigenous Jamaican folk-based music, blending elements of European melody and African rhythm) phenomenon, while the Jamaican music industry was taking its first, hesitant steps back in 1958. Including such classics as the Day-O-influenced "Mass Charlie" or the pivotal "Calypso Rock n Roll", this is a must-have for anyone willing to know more on the origins of Rocksteady and Ska.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Mass Charlie (the Prisoners Song) 02. They Got It (ghana Independence) 03. Calypso Rock And Roll 04. Nightfall In Zion (aka Roll River Jordan) 05. Nebuchnezer 06. Sweet Chariot 07. The Walls Of Jericho 08. Rege Dege Ding 09. Aitkens Boogie 10. Cherrie 11. Whole Lotta Rock 12. Come Back Jeannie 13. Boogie Rock 14. Heavenly Angel

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 15-12-2011
Item # : 424367     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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3 - AITKEN, LAUREL - EN ESPANOL - (CD) 
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The legendary godfather of ska with his first album sung in Spanish. On this album you will find covers of old Spanish classics in a bluebeat style and some of Laurel's hits sung in Spanish. This is LATIN SKA!!!!!!


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 06-10-2000
Item # : 325877     NEW
Availability: IN STOCK
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4 - AITKEN, LAUREL - EN ESPANOL - (LP) 
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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 29-11-2019
Item # : 538118     NEW
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5 - AITKEN, LAUREL - GODFATHER OF SKA - (CD) 
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Laural Aitken, the man that puts Boogie in your Bones, has rocked the world with his inspired music from the late fifties on. A part of his historic work has been documented by the Grover Record releases "The Pama Years" and "The Long Hot Summer". This is part 3 in this documentary and it features a number of his singles, released in the bracket from 1963 to 1966 on British Record labels. This compilation was originally released in the early 90's, but this re-issue contains new artwork and the vinyl version contains all 21 tracks from the CD.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Shake2:06 02. Jamboree3:03 03. Let My People Go3:01 04. Rock Of Ages2:18 05. Jericho1:59 06. Take Off My Pyjamas2:06 07. Clementine2:19 08. Coconut Woman2:36 09. Woman Is Sweeter2:08 10. Bag-a-boo2:27 11. Ring Don't Mean A Thing3:03 12. Revival2:28 13. This Great Day2:57 14. Propaganda2:56 15. What A Weeping2:32 16. Madame Sorosie2:53 17. I Don't Want No More2:32 18. Call The Doctor2:15 19. Jenny Jenny2:21 20. Street Of Glory2:57 21. Life2:35

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 14-02-2000
Item # : 321463     
Availability: IN STOCK
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6 - AITKEN, LAUREL - LIVE AT THE CLUB SKA - (DVD) 
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Format: DVD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-01-2006
Item # : 363118     
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7 - AITKEN, LAUREL - MEETS FLOYD LLOYD & THE POTATO FIVE - (CD) 
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This album can truly be regarded as legendary, as it played a major role at the kick off of the first ska revival after the 2Tone-era. In 1987 this was the first album on Gaz MAyall's newly formed GAZ Records, produced by the infamous ska expert himself. This album has not been available for many years!

TRACKLISTING: 01. Tear Up 02. Jesse Jackson 03. Spin On Your Head 04. Big City 05. Western Special 06. Sally Brown 07. Mad About You 08. Sahara 09. Long Time (i've Been Watching You - Extended Version)


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 18-09-2000
Item # : 324970     
Availability: IN STOCK
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8 - AITKEN, LAUREL - REGE DEGE DING - (LP) 
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Two LPs of early singles from "The Godfather of Ska", Laurel Aitken. Born in Cuba of mixed Cuban and Jamaican descent, Aitken was cutting mento and boogie hits by the mid-50s, including some of the earliest tracks ever produced by Island Records legend Chris Blackwell. Rege Dege Ding culls together mento and ska tracks recorded between 1958 and 1962 for labels like Kalypso and Blue Beat. An absolutely essential collection, feel that boogie in your bones!

TRACKLISTING: 01. Mass Charlie (the Prisoners Song) 02. They Got It (ghana Independence) 03. Calypso Rock And Roll 04. Nightfall In Zion (aka Roll River Jordan) 05. Nebuchnezer 06. Sweet Chariot 07. The Walls Of Jericho 08. Rege Dege Ding 09. Aitkens Boogie 10. Cherrie 11. Whole Lotta Rock 12. Come Back Jeannie 13. Boogie Rock 14. Heavenly Angel DISC #2: 01. Tribute To Collie Smith 02. Baba Kill Me Goat 03. Boogie In My Bones 04. Little Sheila 05. Honey Girl 06. Drinkin Whisky 07. If Its Money You Need 08. Jeannie Is Back 09. Lowdown Dirty Girl 10. Yea Yea Baby 11. Judgement Day 12. More Whisky 13. Stars Were Made 14. Love Me Baby


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 05-06-2014
Item # : 465368     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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9 - AITKEN, LAUREL - RISE & FALL - (CD) 
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His personal selections from 1960-1979! Ranging from pioneer Ska to rootsy Reggae stuuf, mr. Aitken has it all. This compilation contains several rare and previouslu long-unavailble tracks. Quality vintage Jamaican beats!

TRACKLISTING: 01. You Got Me Rockin' 02. Baby Baby 03. Back To New Orleans 04. Skinhead Train 05. Bug-a-boo 06. Heile Heile 07. Boogie Rock 08. Rasta Man Power 09. Who's Talking You Home 10. Rise & Fall 11. It's Too Late 12. Shoo Bee Do 13. Bouncing Woman 14. Daniel Saw The Stone 15. Fire In My Fire 16. Gimme Back Mi Dollar 17. Brother David 18. Sweet Jamaica 19. Whole Lotta Rock 20. Jesse James


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 26-11-2001
Item # : 333705     
Availability: IN STOCK
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10 - AITKEN, LAUREL - RUDI GOT MARRIED - (CD) 
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Another round of ska and reggae from the great Jamaican Folk Hero! This album contains material written and produced in the '80s. It contains songs from 'Ringo The Gringo', the Unitone 7" releases 'Rudi Got Married' and 'Big Fat Man' and recordings of Laurel Aitken with the Potato 5.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Laurel Aitken And The Unitone- Rudi Got Married3:24 02. Laurel Aitken And The Unitone- Honey Come Back To Me3:40 03. Laurel Aitken- Big Fat Man3:10 04. Laurel Aitken- It's Too Late3:15 05. Laurel Aitken And Potato 5, The*- Mad About You3:04 06. Laurel Aitken And Potato 5, The*- Sahara2:20 07. Laurel Aitken And The Pressure Tenants- Skinhead4:14 08. Laurel Aitken And The Pressure Tenants- Hey Little Girl4:31 09. Laurel Aitken And The Pressure Tenants- Sally Brown4:55 10. Laurel Aitken And The Pressure Tenants- Je T'aimerai Toujours3:33 11. Laurel Aitken And The Pressure Tenants- Eh Mon Amour4:24 12. Laurel Aitken And The Pressure Tenants- Don't Turn Your Back3:48 13. Laurel Aitken And The Pressure Tenants- I Love You, Yes I Do3:35 14. Laurel Aitken And The Pressure Tenants- Peggy Sue2:26 15. Laurel Aitken And The Pressure Tenants- Rude Boy Dream3:29 16. Laurel Aitken And The Pressure Tenants- Hitchhike3:46 17. Laurel Aitken And The Pressure Tenants- Ringo The Gringo4:33 18. Laurel Aitken And The Pressure Tenants- Skinhead (12" Edit)6:23


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 02-12-2002
Item # : 340716     
Availability: IN STOCK
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11 - AITKEN, LAUREL - SAYS FIRE - (LP) 
BLACK BUTCHER


Hard to find skinhead classic LP by Laurel Aitken,the godfather of ska. 1969 proved a crucial year in the development of Jamaican music. Reggae had just superseded Rock Steady in becoming the island s national sound, with the new exciting style swiftly embraced by a fast developing British working class youth movement noted for their smart, functional clothing and cropped hair Skinheads. So it was in such an environment that leading independent Doctor Bird Records released Laurel Aitken s long awaited second album, Laurel Aitken Says Fire , a collection comprised of his most popular singles from the preceding months along with previously unreleased material. Unsurprisingly, the LP became an immediate best-seller, its success only hindered by the record company's sudden and unexpected demise soon after.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Fire 02. Worried Over Me 03. Halfway To Paradise 04. Coconut 05. Quando Quando 06. If You Need Me 07. La La La 08. Rice And Peas 09. Stand By Me 10. Sunnyside 11. Mr. Lee 12. Gonna Get Married

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 15-11-2014
Item # : 470101     
Availability: IN STOCK
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12 - AITKEN, LAUREL - SCANDAL IN A BRIXTON MARKET - (LP) 
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As the sixties came to a close, Laurel Aitken was firmly established as Britian's favourite Jamaican performer, enormously popular with members of both the country's West Indian ex-pat communities and its rapidly growing Reggae-loving Skinhead population. Unsurprisingly, competition to gain rights to his works among the country's leading Jamaican music companies was fierce and often bitter, so when, early in 69, Pama Records acquired his signature, the achievement was rightly regarded as a major coup by the London-based operation. Over the weeks that immediately followed, Laurel duly provided Pama with a number of best-selling singles, and while single artist compilations by Jamaican artists were still considered a rarity, such was the demand for the singer's music the company wasted little time in issuing a long-playing collection: Scandal In Brixton Market. Featuring a handful of previously released sides along with seven recordings exclusive to the collection, the LP also featured guest appearances from two of the UK's most popular Jamaican acts, Girlie and celebrated trombonist, Rico Rodriquez. A must-have collection for all Reggae fans, Scandal In Brixton Market quickly sold out at stores the length and breadth of the country, and over the years that have followed it has become increasingly scarce. It is therefore with great pleasure that some 45+ years after its original release, Radiation Reissues is able to present it again on vinyl.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Scandal In A Brixton Market 02. Madame Straggae 03. Stupid Married Man 04. Tammering 05. Have Mercy 06. Night Cricket 07. Run Powell Run 08. Teddy Bear 09. Mr. Soul 10. Woke Up This Morning 11. Babylon 12. Stop The War In Vietnam

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 12-02-2017
Item # : 500007     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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13 - AITKEN, LAUREL - SKA WITH LAUREL - (LP) 
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Ska with Laurel tells the story of Ska legend, Laurel Aitken. A major force within Ska music, Laurel was a hugely influential figure in the development of new Jamaican musical styles in the 1950s and 60s. He played a key role in bringing these genres to popularity in England. Laurel Aitken lived in the heart of Leicester for 35 years and made a huge contribution to the cultural life of the city, inspiring and helping hundreds of young musicians. Dubbed by Gaz Mayall as The Godfather of Ska, Laurel moved to England from Jamaica in the early 1960s, releasing records on the Blue Beat label. Proving popular with the Mods and Skinheads in the 1960s and 70s, Laurels music also influenced the Two Tone sound of the early 1980s, in particular with bands such as The Specials and Bad Manners. The exhibition, which will include audiovisual material, stage clothes, photographs, posters and press cuttings, celebrates the life and work of Laurel Aitken, a pioneer of Ska music and one of the first musicians to popularise Jamaican music in the UK.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Street Of Glory 02. Lonesome Traveller 03. Madame Sorosie 04. We Shall Overcome 05. Cal The Doctor 06. Freedom 07. Hallelujah Train 08. Looking For My Baby 09. Woman Is Sweeter Than Man 10. It's Coming Down 11. Take Off My Pyjamas 12. Leave My Woman Alone

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 26-02-2015
Item # : 474464     
Availability: IN STOCK
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14 - AITKEN, LAUREL - SUFFERING/REGGAE 69 - (7") 
MAD BUTCHER




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Format: 7"

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 07-01-2016
Item # : 484391     
Availability: IN STOCK
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15 - AITKEN, LAUREL - SUPERSTAR - (CD) 
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Superb collection of previously unreleased gems from the Godfather of Ska!!! 11 tracks.


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 18-09-2006
Item # : 365206     
Availability: IN STOCK
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16 - AITKEN, LAUREL - THE FANTASTIC LAUREL AITKEN - (LP) 
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Remastered and expanded edition of this hyper-rare early '70s release from the 'Godfather Of Ska'. Originally out on the Belgian label 'Hebra' 42 years ago and never reissued ever since, this is one of the unmissable '70s ska classics finally back on vinyl, with the addition of four bonus tracks!

TRACKLISTING: 01. Baby Please Dont Go 02. Sex Machine 03. Hiele Hiele 04. Chop Chop Rock 05. Cant Your Back On Me 06. Since You Left 07. I'll Never Love Any Girl 08. Baby I Need Your Lovin' 09. Do The Boogaloo 10. Soul Of Africa 11. Dancing With My Baby 12. Dallas Texas 13. Rock Steady 14. Reggae Mood 15. Why Can't I Touch You 16. Let True Love Begin

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 11-12-2014
Item # : 471833     
Availability: IN STOCK
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17 - AITKEN, LAUREL - THE STORY SO FAR - (CD) 
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Known as the "Godfather Of Ska" or the "Highpriest of Reggae". This is like a "Best Of" compilation with all his hits, such as: Little Sheila, Bad Minded Woman, Mad About You, Rudi Got Married and Coocoomacka-stick to name a few...

TRACKLISTING: 01. Roll Jordan Roll 02. Little Sheila 03. Boogie In My Bones 04. Bartender 05. It's Too Late 06. Zion City 07. Sugar Sugar 08. Bad Minded Woman 09. Rudi Got Married 10. Sally Brown 11. Mad About You 12. Sahara 13. Boogie With The Bartender


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 26-05-1997
Item # : 305506     
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18 - AITKEN, LAUREL - THE STORY SO FAR - (L+C) 
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Laurel Aitken's only studio album in the 90s - all of the 'godfather of ska's classics, re-recorded with the UK's top ska musicians - incl. Sally Brown, Zion City, Mad About You and many more; ltd. edition of 250 copies on blue 180g vinyl in fold-over sleeve, with CD of the entire album!

TRACKLISTING: 01. Roll Jordan Roll 02. Little Sheila 03. Boogie In My Bones 04. Bartender 05. It's Too Late 06. Zion City 07. Sugar Sugar 08. Bad Minded Woman 09. Rudi Got Married 10. Sally Brown 11. Mad About You 12. Sahara 13. Boogie With The Bartender


Format: L+C

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 11-11-2016
Item # : 496799     
Availability: IN STOCK
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