Robert Nicholls (and Trojan) present Mod Ska

Look out for a great new compilation on the Trojan label which our very own Robert Nicholls has been instrumental in putting together. In addition to compiling the tracks Robert has written special sleeve notes for this great collection of Mod Ska.

As you'll be aware, Robert has been very proficient in documenting his memories of the early 60's mod scene (you can read his reflections on the introduction of Ska/Blue Beat to the UK in Black & White & Blue (beat)) so it is great to now have a collection he has personally been involved with. At only £4.99 for a double cd, with the authenticity of having been compiled by someone who was actually there when these tracks were first played in the mod clubs of London, you cant go wrong with Mod Ska!

I know that Rob is also keen to work on a compilation based on his memories of the Scene Club and hopefully this release will be a precursor of more great collections to come...

As Trojan say: "Annotated by original Mod, Robert Nicholls and supported by the widely respected Mod Generation site, 'Trojan Presents Mod Ska' features 40 Ska, Calypso and early Rock Steady favourites of the original sixties scene, originally issued in the UK as such seminal record labels as Blue Beat, Island and Doctor Bird, 17 of which make their CD debut."

Priced at just £4.99, 'Trojan Presents Mod Ska' is released on 29th October, along with two more titles in the popular range, 'Trojan Presents Boss Reggae' and 'Trojan Presents The Producers', with copies of all three available now for pre-order from the Trojan shop.

DISC #1:

Blazing Fire - Derrick Morgan
When I Call Your Name - Stranger & Patsy
Suzie - Top Grant
Doctor Kitch - Lord Kitchener
Wayward African - The Afro Enchanters
Luck Will Come My Way - Winston Samuels
Big Bamboo - Lord Creator
I Shall Wear A Crown - The Richards Brothers
Miss Dreamer - Stranger Cole
My Boy Lollipop - Millie
What A Life! - Sugar & Dandy
Two For One - The Vagabonds
Show Me How (To Milk That Cow) - Tony Washington
Garden Of Love - Don Drummond & The Skatalites
Number One (aka Drive It Home) - Eric Morris
Kitch You're So Sweet - Lord Kitchener
Cork Foot - Baba Brooks & His Band
This Woman - Owen & Leon Silveras
19. Stagger Lee - Jackie Edwards
20. Two Roads - Roy & Yvonne

DISC #2:

Sea Cruise - Jackie Edwards
But I Do (Honky Tonk Ska) - Tony Washington
Jo Ann - The Movers
Mount Zion - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
I'm In The Mood For Ska - Lord Tanamo
King Size Ska - Baba Brooks
Something You've Got - Alton Ellis & The Flames
Time Will Tell - Winston Samuels
Contact - Roy Richards
Ska-ing West - Sir Lord Comic & His Cowboys
Doreen - Ben Levy
Storm Warning - Lynn Taitt & The Boys
The Higher The Monkey Climbs - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
Faberge - Baba Brooks
Copasetic - The Rulers
Rudies All Around - Joe White
Rudy Girl - Sonny Burke
Cool Down Your Temper - Junior Smith
Do The Teasy - Joyce Bond
Let's Do Rock Steady - Dandy

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  • Great compilation !! I saw a few Ska bands way back: Madness, Bad Manners, The Selector.

    It was impossible to get tickets to see The Specials :(

  • Thank you guys.  Glad you like it Roy, and thanks for the promotion Stephen.  My copy finally arrived yesterday--I'd been hearing all the positive reports but I didn't have a copy to play until now.  I'm elated, great sounds, well-recorded too, very clean, they don't sound old at all. The graphics are less than perfect but Trojan had to trade-off legibility of liner notes with clarity of photos, it seems the latter lost out, but I'm not complaining the liner notes are all-important.  FY!, they'll be another 3 set album shortly of Early Mod Classics, i.e. 1962 and before.  I'll keep you informed.

  • HI Rob,


    well done on the release of your Mod Ska CD........its better than Housewifes Choice or Prince Buster

    Stay Kool..........  Best regards to you  Roy Allen

  • Double cd for £4.99 - you could break into your piggy bank for that

  • I will certainly get the CD despite having the vast majority of the tracks on others. But a great looking addition to the collection.

  • Got the cd today - interesting (and extensive) accompanying notes written by Rob Nicholls and the tracks are of course perfect! Well done Rob - what a fantastic job!

  • A superb compilation of classic cuts.  Getting all this in one place is very convenient and it should get me going on the way to work.

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