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Skin Drum Mix (Tribute to Mr Jim)

Skin Drum Mix (Tribute to Mr Jim)

Playing tracks by

Laurel Aitken & The Skatalites, Don Drummond, Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, Prince buster, Desmond dekker and more.

An hour of Rocksteady, Ska and Early Reggae, spanning 1963-1973.

Starting with some of the hottest Bluebeat and Rocksteady to keep you jumping and swinging, before taking a walk down the spiritual side of the music with early Rastafari drumming as a key feature. Featuring Gregory Isaacs, Jackie Mittoo, The Wailers and more...

This mix was originally supposed to go out as a guest spot on Mr. Jim's brilliant Special Delivery show (hence why some tracks appear in earlier mixes), but since he has decided to take a step back from putting out shows for a little while at least, I decided to release it as a tribute to his efforts in bringing this music to the people. Bless Jim!