Roots Branch & Stem: Living Tradition in Ska / Various
This top quality 1996 compilation of contemporary traditional ska and rock steady tunes features 7 early productions by King Django and his then-partner-in-crime El 'Wood.' The remainder of the album was carefully culled from bucketloads of submissions. Prepared with the finest ingredients, finished with love and weighing in at over an hour of music this record is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential ska releases of it's day, rallying the scene and setting the tone for much of what was to follow. Painstakingly assembled for your listening and skanking enjoyment!