Rare Ska and Rocksteady Just landed at eil.com

We’ve just had a handful of super rare Ska and Rocksteady singles come through the doors at eil.com – all original ’60s Island Records pressings, here’s a few choice picks with more to follow over the next few days – watch this space!

Superb single that introduced the world to the concept of ‘Rocksteady’ – the moment when the frenetic, up tempo ska rhythms of the era begun to slow down, giving birth to a new style known as  ‘Rocksteady’. Check here for full details
Beautiful 1965 UK original 7″ single on the red & white textured Island label [‘flaming sun’ logo & Cambridge Road address], including the killer ‘Make Believe’ on the b-side. Check here for full details
Scorching late Ska track by the legendary Studio One house band, backed by a mysterious & unknown b-side called ‘Grandfather’s Cock’ by The Martine – Flaming Sun logo and Cambridge Road address too! Check here for full details
Before Lee Perry’s famous Upsetters, there were the original Upsetters! This was the equally legendary Roland Alphonso’s group & is premium grade, floor-shaking Ska . The equally rockin’ Strange Country is on the flip. Check here for full details
A keen slice of rude boy Ska from 1966 that shouldn’t be missing from any self-respecting skinhead collection! You Can’t Keep me Down is the b-side….check here for full details
Sound System Roots! Ska Alert! Beautiful 1963 UK original 7″ debut single by Cornell Campbell. The b-side is listed as ‘Turndown Date’. Check here for full details

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