- 180-gram Double Vinyl
- Gatefold Jacket
A1 – Hugh Godfrey / Mad World
A2 – Johnny Moore / Skavling Johnny
A3 – Bongo Man* & The Skatalites / Marcus Garvey
A4 – The Clarendonians / Rudie Bam Bam
A5 – Jackie Opel / Old Rocking Chair
B1 – The Wailers / Climb The Ladder
B2 – Jackie Mittoo / Jump For Joy
B3 – Lee Perry / Gumma
B4 – Soul Brothers* / Freedom Sounds
C1 – The Clarendonians / You Won't See Me
C2 – Roland Alphonso & The Studio One Orchestra / Cleopatra
C3 – The Gaylads / Don't Try To Reach Me
C4 – The Skatalites / Ska La Parisienne
D1 – Joe Higgs & Roy Wilson* / There's A Reward
D2 – The Skatalites / Timothy
D3 – The Ethiopians / Live Good
D4 – Don Drummond / Green Island
D5 – The Wailers / Mr Talkative
A blistering collection of ska tunes from Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd's legendary Studio One Records, Jamaica's foundation label of reggae music. Featuring classic cuts from the originators of Ska - The Skatalites, The Wailers, Lee Perry - alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities from the might vaults of 13 Brentford Road - pure Ska Fever!
Soul Jazz Records new Studio One Ska Fever returns back to the early 1960s - when Ska was the soundtrack to Jamaica's Independence and Sir Coxsone ruled the land and The Skatalites and Studio One were creating history on a daily basis with an endless stream of blistering, scorching classic tunes.
This album includes an incredible line-up of only the finest artists in reggae music, including Roland Alphonso, The Gaylads, The Ethiopians, Don Drummond, Jackie Opel and many more. An all-star cast from Studio One, as Chris Blackwell famously noted, the 'University of Reggae'.
The accompanying booklet contains extensive sleeve-notes from Studio One historian Rob Chapman (author of Never Grow Old and Downbeat Special), with information on musicians, tracks, label scans and more.