Rare Ska and Rocksteady Just landed at 991.com

We’ve just had a handful of super rare Ska and Rocksteady singles come through the doors at 991.com – all original ’60s Island Records pressings, here’s a few choice picks with more to follow over the next few days – watch this space!

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Superb single that introduced the world to the concept of ‘Rocksteady’ – the moment when the frenetic, up tempo ska rhythms of the era begun to slow down, giving birth to a new style known as ‘Rocksteady’.
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Beautiful 1965 UK original 7″ single on the red & white textured Island label [‘flaming sun’ logo & Cambridge Road address], including the killer ‘Make Believe’ on the b-side.
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Scorching late Ska track by the legendary Studio One house band, backed by a mysterious & unknown b-side called ‘Grandfather’s Cock’ by The Martine – Flaming Sun logo and Cambridge Road address too!
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Before Lee Perry’s famous Upsetters, there were the original Upsetters! This was the equally legendary Roland Alphonso’s group & is premium grade, floor-shaking Ska . The equally rockin’ Strange Country is on the flip.
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A keen slice of rude boy Ska from 1966 that shouldn’t be missing from any self-respecting skinhead collection! You Can’t Keep me Down is the b-side…
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Sound System Roots! Ska Alert! Beautiful 1963 UK original 7″ debut single by Cornell Campbell. The b-side is listed as ‘Turndown Date’.

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