Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Prince
Madness 3:20
2 Monkey Man
The Vikings 3:44
3 Rudy, a Message to You
Dandy Livingstone 2:34
4 Long Shot Kick De Bucket
The Pioneers 2:48
5 The Liquidator
Harry J. All Stars 3:12
6 Skinhead Moonstomp
Symarip 2:59
7 Double Barrel
Dave & Ansel Collins 2:45
8 I'm in the Mood for Love
Lord Tanamo 2:31
9 Please Beverley
Bibby & The Astronauts 2:36
10 Non-stop
Roland Alphonso & & Don Drummond 2:59
11 Ska Down Jamaica Way (South of the Border)
Ferdie Nelson & Ivan Yap 2:57
12 Gunmen Coming to Town
The Heptones 2:30
13 I Am in Love
The Techniques & & Baba Brooks Band 2:27
14 Do It Right
The Three Tops 2:29
15 Yogi Man (Take 2)
Johnny Moore 3:17
16 Ambition of Men
Rueben Anderson 2:42
17 Johnny Too Bad
The Slickers 3:10
18 Red Red Wine
Tony Tribe 2:56
19 On My Radio
The Selecter 3:23
20 Skinhead Girl
The Specials 3:30
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Train to Skaville
The Ethiopians 2:52
2 Pressure Drop
The Maytals 2:58
3 Jackpot
The Pioneers 3:07
4 007 (Shanty Town)
Desmond Dekker & The Aces 2:33
5 The Tide Is High
The Paragons 2:43
6 Kingston Town
Lord Creator 3:10
7 Return of Django
The Upsetters 2:31
8 Robin Hood
Baba Brooks Band 2:36
9 Money Or Love
Al and the Vibrators 2:32
10 No More Will I Wonder
Bibby & & The Astronauts 2:46
11 Red Is Danger (Take 4)
Johnny Moore 3:52
12 VC-10 (Shake a Lady)
Roland Alphonso 2:42
13 Come Down (Pomps and Pride)
Lord Tanamo 2:17
14 Weeping and Wailing
Ferdie Nelson 2:29
15 Hey Boy, Hey Girl
Millie & Jimmy Cliff 3:13
16 Renegade
The Zodiacs 2:40
17 Determination (Take 1)
Roland Alphonso 3:02
18 Missing Words
The Selecter 4:08
19 El Pussy Cat Ska
The Specials 3:39
20 Rudi Got Married
Laurel Aitken & The Unitone 3:21
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 My Boy Lollipop
Millie 2:02
2 Madness
Madness 2:39
3 Mirror in the Bathroom
The Beat 3:07
4 Three Minute Hero
The Selecter 2:56
5 Wear You to the Ball
The Paragons 2:38
6 A Shot in the Dark
Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites 2:40
7 Sweet Sensation
The Melodians 3:53
8 War and Strife
Ferdie Nelson 2:56
9 Hungry Man
The Deacons 2:00
10 Man Alone (Take 2)
The Deacons 1:56
11 Do You Keep On Dreaming
The Cherry Pies 2:36
12 This Woman
Desmond Dekker 2:33
13 Stampede
Don Drummond, Baba Brooks & The Skatalites 2:55
14 Next Door Neighbour
Owen & Leon Silvera 2:29
15 Ska-ra-van (Caravan - Take 1)
Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites 2:25
16 What a Day
Stranger Cole, Ken Boothe & Patsy Millicent Todd 2:01
17 Distant Drums
Baba Brooks & The Trenton Spence Orchestra 2:27
18 Ten Virgins
The Angelic Brothers 2:21
19 Bluebirds Flying Over
The Silvertones 2:51
20 Garden of Eden
Larry Lawrence 2:35
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Israelites
Desmond Dekker & The Aces 2:35
2 54-46 Was My Number
The Maytals 3:11
3 Let Your Yeah Be Yeah
The Pioneers 3:08
4 Wet Dream
Max Romeo 2:48
5 Rivers of Babylon
The Melodians 3:25
6 Version Girl
Boy Friday 3:02
7 Train to Soulsville
Cool Sticky 2:42
8 Tighten Up
The Inspirations 2:40
9 Conqueror
Stranger Cole 2:53
10 Watermelon Man Ska
Byron Lee and The Ska Kings 2:33
11 One Eyed Jacks
Jimmy Cliff 3:02
12 Trojan
Lloyd Briscoe 2:30
13 We Two Happy People
Stranger & Patsy 3:06
14 Step Down (Low Riff)
Roland Alphonso & Joshua Rosen 2:26
15 Beautiful Garden
Eric “Monty” Morris 3:03
16 Jump Out of the Frying Pan
Justin Hinds & The Dominoes 2:17
17 Live Desire (Sax Version)
Roland Alphonso 2:26
18 River Bank
Baba Brooks Band 2:07
19 No Raise, No Praise
Derrick Morgan 2:49
20 Bajan Girl
Theophilus Beckford 2:35
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 (To Be) Young, Gifted and Black
Bob & Marcia 3:08
2 Love of the Common People
Nicky Thomas 2:18
3 It Mek
Desmond Dekker & The Aces 2:34
4 Monkey Spanner
Dave & Ansel Collins 2:29
5 None Such Busted Me Bet
The Mellotones 2:27
6 Engine 54
The Ethiopians 2:38
7 Lucky Seven
The Skatalites 2:51
8 Cry Tough
Alton Ellis & The Flames & Tommy McCook & The Supersonics 2:15
9 Baby Love
The Sensations 2:40
10 Seven Letters
Derrick Morgan 3:14
11 Ba Ba Boom
The Jamaicans 3:21
12 Love You the Most
Lloyd Clarke 2:19
13 I Shall Remove
Laurel Aitken 3:05
14 Rocksteady
Phyllis Dillon 2:51
15 Skalarama (The Magnificent Seven Theme)
Lynn Taitt & Baba Brooks Band 2:52
16 Certainly
Ferdie Nelson 2:24
17 Take Your Time
Jackie Opel 2:51
18 Five O'clock Whistle
Baba Brooks 2:39
19 My Sunshine
The Angelic Brothers 3:07
20 Scattered Lights
Tommy McCook 2:30

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Dave Barker (Reggae artist) (track 7)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 8)
Ansel Collins (JM reggae keyboardist & producer) (track 7)
Winston Riley (track 7)
lyricist:
Dave Barker (Reggae artist) (track 7)
Ansel Collins (JM reggae keyboardist & producer) (track 7)
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 8)
Winston Riley (track 7)
publisher:
is the basis for:
Moody’s Mood for Love (1949 jazz instrumental) (track 8)
Moody’s Mood for Love (1952 song, lyrics by Eddie Jefferson) (track 8)
later versions:
recording of:
Double Barrel (track 7)
The Prince (track 1)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

composer:
Desmond Dacres (Desmond Dekker) (track 4)
lyricist:
Desmond Dacres (Desmond Dekker) (track 4)
publisher:
Ackee Music Inc. (track 4)
recording of:
007 (Shanty Town) (track 4)
Pressure Drop (track 2)
Return to Django (track 7)

CD 3

composer:
Cecil Bustamente Campbell (– 1962) (track 2)
lyricist:
Cecil Bustamente Campbell (– 1962) (track 2)
writer:
Morris Levy (track 1)
Johnny Roberts (50/60th Rock & Roll artist) (track 1)
Robert Spencer (track 1)
cover recording of:
My Boy Lollipop (track 1)
is the basis for:
My boy lollipop (track 1)
later parody versions:
Mednis (track 2)
later translated versions:
My Boy Lollipop (German version) (track 1)
recording of:
Madness (track 2)

CD 4

composer:
Toots Hibbert (track 2)
lyricist:
Toots Hibbert (track 2)
later versions:
My Number (Major Lazer & Bad Royale) (track 2)
recording of:

CD 5

writer:
Dave Barker (Reggae artist) (track 4)
Ansel Collins (JM reggae keyboardist & producer) (track 4)
Norris Weir (track 11)
Duke Reid (track 11)
Winston Riley (track 4)
recording of:
Ba Ba Boom (track 11)
Monkey Spanner (track 4)