“Prior to the advent of Rock Steady and Reggae, the irresistible sound of Ska dominated Jamaica’s music landscape. At the forefront of the island’s vibrant music scene throughout this time was the legendary producer and proprietor of the famed Treasure Isle liquor store, recording studio and label: Duke Reid. Collected within this box are faithful reproductions of eight of the Duke’s most precious musical gems from the original Ska era of the mid-sixties. And with each of these 7” singles making their first official release outside Jamaica, this limited edition collection is one for musical connoisseurs to treasure.”
Only in sunny Jamaican could a man go from working as a Police officer to liquor store owner, running an outdoor sound system to eventually owning some of the most influential Ska/Rocksteady labels during the 60`s and early 70`s – Duke Reid will always remain an international producing legend and his contribution is considered vital in bringing early reggae to a wider global audience. This stunning set of limited edition 7″ Vinyl won`t leave you a lot of change from £50 but given the 16 rare tracks, the quality and the collectable nature of this release, personally I think it`s worth every Jamaican dollar.
Released on 11th June 2012
Courtesy Of PPR Publicity