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International Reggae Day Ska 60 essential playlist

Published:Friday | July 1, 2022 | 12:06 AM
Derrick Morgan
Derrick Morgan
Jimmy Cliff
Jimmy Cliff
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Today is International Reggae Day. An annual global celebration of Jamaican music and culture, it is this year being celebrated under the theme ‘60 years of ska music’. Here are 15 songs the organisers want you to add to your playlist.

1. My Boy Lollipop — Millie Small

2. Eastern Standard Time — Don Drummond

3. Guns of Navarone — The Skatalites

4. Forward March — Derrick Morgan

5. I’ll Never Grow Old — The Maytals

6. Ska War — The Maytals

7. Easy Snapping — Theophilus Beckford

8. Isrealites — Desmond Dekker

9. Simmer Down — The Wailers

10. Al Capone — Prince Buster

11. Boogie in My Bones — Laurel Aiken

12. World’s Fair — Skatalites, Ken Boothe, Stranger Cole

13. Jamaican Ska — Byron Lee & the Dragonnaires

14. One Eyed Jack — Jimmy Cliff

15. Carry Go Bring Come — Justin Hinds