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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 - LIVE AT THE CLUB SKA - (DVD) 
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Format: DVD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-01-2006
Item # : 363118     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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5 - 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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6 - 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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7 - AITKEN, LAUREL - SAYS FIRE - (LP) 
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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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8 - 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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9 - AITKEN, LAUREL - SKINHEAD TRAIN - (7") 
MAD BUTCHER


TRACKLISTING: 01. Skinhead Train 02. Kent People

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Format: 7"

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 25-08-2015
Item # : 479497     
Availability: IN STOCK
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10 - 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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11 - 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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12 - 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


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 11-12-2014
Item # : 471833     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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13 - AITKEN, LAUREL - THE HIGH PRIEST OF REGGAE - (LP) 
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Now, after four decades of waiting for its re-release, fans can finally obtain the LP, with the added incentive of 4 bonus tracks from those '69 sessions.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Jesse James 02. Mr. Popcorn 03. I Got To Have Your Love 04. (sloop) John B 05. Shoo Bee Shoo Bee 06. Hailes Selaise 07. Skinhead Train 08. Reggae 69 09. Landlords And Tenants 10. Save The Last Dance 11. Walk Right Back 12. Don't Be Cruel 13. Woppi King 14. Suffering Still 15. Donkey Man 16. Skinhead Invasion


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 11-12-2014
Item # : 471834     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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14 - 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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