Sunday, August 31, 2008

Prince Buster - Fabulous: Greatest Hits (1963-1981)


I have always been a fan of dub music and early ska. Now, I don't claim to be at all that knowledgeable when it comes to these genres but I always try to grab a few albums when I find them cheap. What we have here is a real gem! Prince Buster isn't your 2 tone or third wave ska. This is the original stuff baby!

LISTEN: last.fm
BUY IT: Amazon

From Wikipedia:

Cecil Bustamente Campbell, O.D. (born May 28, 1938), better known as Prince Buster and less known by his muslim name Muhammed Yusef Ali, is a musician from Kingston, Jamaica and regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of ska and rocksteady music. The records he made on the Blue Beat label in the 1960s inspired many reggae and ska artists.

- Nick

4 comments:

NIck said...

I just saw him perform at the notting hill carnival last week. nice one.

n

Cap Blackard said...

Dude, you are totally spiritually attuned to this project or something.

-Cap

stellababy said...

I think he's great! Eric "Monty" Morris also does a really great song. Penny Reel-O.

Nick Jade said...

Yeah seriously Nick. How is this possible?