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ARTIST
TITLE
Skinhead Shuffle
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KSCD 091CD KSCD 091CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/30/2024

The early reggae sound that came out of Jamaica between the years 1968 and 1971 became the soundtrack to the skinhead movement in the UK. Not only was the music embraced but also the dress style of the Jamaican Rude Boys. The skinhead style started around 1968 and by the following year 1969, had become the style and fashion of the British teenagers. The uniform of the skinheads consisted of boots, braces, button down shirts and jeans and the upbeat reggae sounds seemed to match the style perfectly. The tempo of the music in Jamaica had previously slowed down from the more up tempo beat of ska to the calmer pace of beat called rock steady. Some say this was to match the extreme heat wave that was hitting the island between 1966 and 1968. But that period had now passed and the evolution of the reggae beat had again found a new pulse to hang its songs by. A more up tempo beat that all Jamaicans, British youths and various pockets of people around the world could groove to. Kingston Sounds have selected a cross section of tunes from those heady times, so sit back and enjoy some of the tunes the youths were listening to when the Skinhead Shuffle was all the rage. Featuring Max Romeo, Roland Alphonso & Don Lee, The Hotrod All Stars, Winston Williams, Winston Scotland, Bunny Lee All Stars, Doreen Schaffer, U Roy, Val Bennet, Lee Perry, Roland Alphonso, Winston Francis, Slim Smith & Doreen Schaffer, Vin Gordon, Alva Lewis, Glen Adams, and Dave Barker.