V/A - KENTONE SKA FROM FEDERAL RECORDS SKALOUVIA 1963-1965 Vinyl LP
Class selection of early Ska aces taken from the seminal Kentone Records - a subsidiary of Federal Records
Surveying Jamaican music at the point it transcended Jazz, rock, soul and calypso influences to create the foundations for what would become reggae music. The bookending acoustic pieces by The Sharks and Federal Singers are icing on this big slice of Ginger cake.
“Founder of Jamaica’s first recording studio, Ken Khouri produced early ska classics 14 first-rate ska pieces including previously unreleased materials from undoubtedly the industry leading Federal Records that consisted the virtuoso Ernest Ranglin and co.”