The original Ska Authentic LP was released in 1964 and after the first pressing sold out it was not reissued, becoming one of the rarest albums in the catalog. In 1967, an English version of the album was issued, but bore little resemblance to the original Jamaican release, sharing only 2 songs. The English version is distinguished by the orange box around "Authentic," a redesigned back cover, and the red and white hanging mic label. This album was basically a Skatalites affair and became the version that was reissued for over 30 years. In the mid-90s, a new version was released, sharing tracks from both earlier issues as well as adding 4 new tracks. To further complicate matters, in 2000 a Ska Authentic Vol. 2 was released that included 2 songs from the very first album. This new Studio One release marks the first time in 53 years that the original landmark album has become available again. Featuring top instrumentals like "Freedom Sounds" and vocals from the Gaylads, Lee Perry, the Maytals, and Jackie Opel, Ska Authentic showcases the power of the Studio One recordings and also gives a glimpse into the selections that drove the ska fans wild and fueled the dances.
The original Ska Authentic LP was released in 1964 and after the first pressing sold out it was not reissued, becoming one of the rarest albums in the catalog. In 1967, an English version of the album was issued, but bore little resemblance to the original Jamaican release, sharing only 2 songs. The English version is distinguished by the orange box around "Authentic," a redesigned back cover, and the red and white hanging mic label. This album was basically a Skatalites affair and became the version that was reissued for over 30 years. In the mid-90s, a new version was released, sharing tracks from both earlier issues as well as adding 4 new tracks. To further complicate matters, in 2000 a Ska Authentic Vol. 2 was released that included 2 songs from the very first album. This new Studio One release marks the first time in 53 years that the original landmark album has become available again. Featuring top instrumentals like "Freedom Sounds" and vocals from the Gaylads, Lee Perry, the Maytals, and Jackie Opel, Ska Authentic showcases the power of the Studio One recordings and also gives a glimpse into the selections that drove the ska fans wild and fueled the dances.
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Format: CD
Label: STUDIO ONE
Rel. Date: 09/21/2018
UPC: 634457901520

Ska Authentic
Artist: Original Skatalites & Friends
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The original Ska Authentic LP was released in 1964 and after the first pressing sold out it was not reissued, becoming one of the rarest albums in the catalog. In 1967, an English version of the album was issued, but bore little resemblance to the original Jamaican release, sharing only 2 songs. The English version is distinguished by the orange box around "Authentic," a redesigned back cover, and the red and white hanging mic label. This album was basically a Skatalites affair and became the version that was reissued for over 30 years. In the mid-90s, a new version was released, sharing tracks from both earlier issues as well as adding 4 new tracks. To further complicate matters, in 2000 a Ska Authentic Vol. 2 was released that included 2 songs from the very first album. This new Studio One release marks the first time in 53 years that the original landmark album has become available again. Featuring top instrumentals like "Freedom Sounds" and vocals from the Gaylads, Lee Perry, the Maytals, and Jackie Opel, Ska Authentic showcases the power of the Studio One recordings and also gives a glimpse into the selections that drove the ska fans wild and fueled the dances.