March 18, 2010, at 11:00 pm

Ska time

Derrick Morgan 10Though the Reggae Retro label was active a few years ago they’ve been pretty quiet of late so it comes as something of a surprise to see a new 10″ EP with six tracks by Derrick Morgan (two with Patsy) coming out.

Titled Rare & Unreleased Original 1960’s Ska this release pulls together releaes from around 1962 to 1964 from different producers including Lesley Kong, Duke Reid and Prince Buster. It boasts a previously unreleased track, Oh Joyce, and an unreleased alternate take of Love Not To Brag. Alot of this material is very early ska and retains something of the shuffle feel, this can be really entertaining but wears a bit thin after a while. The cover is great though!

Expect another full LP of Derrick Morgan material, titled No Dice, from Reggae Retro shortly.

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