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22nd May 2019

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All the tracks from the original vinyl release, plus Mother In Law and Full Dread from SKA AUTHENTIC1, plus You're Too Bad from the SKA-AU-GO-GO CD, plus a previously unreleased (?) ska instrumental from Johnny Moore (Skavling Johnny). We also get the original sleeve design and crisp sound quality throughout. 16 tracks; 45 minutes of classic music.

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SKA AUTHENTIC VOLUME 22
Various Artists (2001)

Studio One SOCD 0907

Tear Up (Roland Alphonso); My Love (Andy & Joey); President Kennedy (Roland Alphonso); Tell Me (Maytals); Can't Sit Down (Lester Sterling); Dream Dream (Gaylads); Rain Or Shine (Don Drummond); Trotting In (Tommy McCook & Roland Alphonso); Dr Kildare (Skatalites); River Bed (Gaylads); Love Abiding (Delroy Wilson); Cow And Gate (Tommy McCook); Mother In Law (Lee Perry); Full Dread (Tommy McCook); You're Too Bad (Jackie Opel); Skavling Johnny (Johnny Moore)

compactdisc

SKA AUTHENTIC VOL 21
Various Artists (1965)

ND Records JBL 113
matrix: SKA AUTHENTIC WIRL-LP 6-B / SKA AUTHENTIC WIRL-LP 6-A
 

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Rain Or Shine (Don Drummond); Trotting In (Tommy McCook and Roland Alphonso); Dr. Kildare (Roland Alphonso); River Bed (The Gaylads); Love Abiding (Delroy Wilson); Cow And Gate (Tommy McCook) // Tear Up (Roland Alphonso); My Love (Andy and Joey); President Kennedy (Roland Alphonso); Tell Me (The Maytals); Can't Sit Down (Lester Sterling); Dream Dream (The Gaylads)

The original Jamaican issues were released on the ND Records label and can be found on coloured vinyl as well as regular black. The first edition sleeve can be recognised by the pictures of other album releases on the rear.
((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

Half of the tracks compiled here were first issued as singles - Dr. Kildare, Tear Up, My Love and President Kennedy in 1964, and River Bed and Love Abiding in 1965. The remainder made their first appearance on this album. Rain Or Shine Take 2 & 3 was subsequently released as a single by Dub Store Records in 2013. The distinctive cover was designed is by Roy Tomlinson, and was previously used for SKA AUTHENTIC FROM STUDIO 1 (1964) and SKA AUTHENTIC : PRESENTING THE ORIGINAL SKA-TALITES FROM JAMAICA in 1967. The track list on the rear of the sleeve transposes Sides 1 and 2.

Coloured vinyl...

SKA AUTHENTIC VOL 21
Various Artists

Studio One
matrix: SKA AUTHENTIC WIRL-LP 6-B / SKA AUTHENTIC WIRL-LP 6-A
 

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Rain Or Shine (Don Drummond); Trotting In (Tommy McCook and Roland Alphonso); Dr. Kildare (Roland Alphonso); River Bed (The Gaylads); Love Abiding (Delroy Wilson); Cow And Gate (Tommy McCook) // Tear Up (Roland Alphonso); My Love (Andy and Joey); President Kennedy (Roland Alphonso); Tell Me (The Maytals); Can't Sit Down (Lester Sterling); Dream Dream (The Gaylads)

Jamaican represses on the Studio 1 label. These later releases have artists' photos on the rear of the sleeve instead of pictures of other albums, and carry the mysterious bee logo. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

SkaAuthenticWIRLLP6300a

SKA AUTHENTIC VOL 21
Various Artists

Studio One
matrix: SKA AUTHENTIC WIRL-LP 6-B / SKA AUTHENTIC WIRL-LP 6-A
 

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Rain Or Shine (Don Drummond); Trotting In (Tommy McCook and Roland Alphonso); Dr. Kildare (Roland Alphonso); River Bed (The Gaylads); Love Abiding (Delroy Wilson); Cow And Gate (Tommy McCook) // Tear Up (Roland Alphonso); My Love (Andy and Joey); President Kennedy (Roland Alphonso); Tell Me (The Maytals); Can't Sit Down (Lester Sterling); Dream Dream (The Gaylads)

Repress on a Studio 1 label that caries the Music City, Brooklyn, New York address on one side and the Brentford Road, Kingston, Jamaica on the other. Probably dating from the early 1980s. Same sleeve as above.

SKA AUTHENTIC VOL 21
Various Artists

Studio One
matrix: SKA AUTHENTIC WIRL-LP 6-B / SKA AUTHENTIC WIRL-LP 6-A
 

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Rain Or Shine (Don Drummond); Trotting In (Tommy McCook and Roland Alphonso); Dr. Kildare (Roland Alphonso); River Bed (The Gaylads); Love Abiding (Delroy Wilson); Cow And Gate (Tommy McCook) // Tear Up (Roland Alphonso); My Love (Andy and Joey); President Kennedy (Roland Alphonso); Tell Me (The Maytals); Can't Sit Down (Lester Sterling); Dream Dream (The Gaylads)

Alternative sleeve for the repress that caries the Music City, Brooklyn, New York address on one side and the Brentford Road, Kingston, Jamaica on the other. Probably dating from the early 1980s. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

SKA AUTHENTIC VOLUME 23
Various Artists (2001)

Studio One SOLP 0907
matrix: SOLP 0907

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SkAuthenticVol2colouredvinyl

Tear Up (Roland Alphonso); My Love (Andy & Joey); President Kennedy (Roland Alphonso); Tell Me (Maytals); Can't Sit Down (Lester Sterling); Dream Dream (Gaylads); Rain Or Shine (Don Drummond) // Trotting In (Tommy McCook & Roland Alphonso); Dr Kildare (Skatalites); River Bed (Gaylads); Love Abiding (Delroy Wilson); Cow And Gate (Tommy McCook); Mother In Law (Lee Perry); Full Dread (Tommy McCook)

Vinyl edition with the same tracks as the CD, but omitting You're Too Bad and Skavling Johnny. Track A3 is listed on the label as Peace Maker but is actually President Kennedy; track B7 is listed as Full Dream but is actually Full Dread. Issued in the same sleeve as later WIRL-LP 6 represses. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))