Prince Buster ‎– FABulous Greatest Hits

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Sequel Records ‎– NEX CD 253
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1 Madness
2 Al Capone
3 Wash Wash
Backing Band – Les Dawson Blues UnitProducer – Siggy JacksonTrumpet – Young Satchmo
4 God Son
5 It's Burke's Law
6 10 Commandments
7 Blackhead Chineman
8 30 Pieces Of Silver
9 Hard Man Fe Dead
10 Earthquake
11 Judge Dread
Trombone – Rico Rodriguez
12 Ghost Dance
13 Take It Easy
14 Too Hot
15 My Girl
Written-By – R. White*, W. Robinson*
16 This Is A Hold Up
17 Shaking Up Orange St.
18 Big Five
19 Rough Rider
20 Wreck A Pum Pum
21 Julie On My Mind
22 Pharaoh House Crash
23 Tie The Donkey's Tail
24 Finger

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Made in England.

Ernest Ranglin possibly plays guitar on some numbers.

Most tracks were recorded in Jamaica, some at least were cut at West Indies Studios, 13, Bell Lane, Kingston and engineered by Carlton Lee.
Track 3 was recorded in London, possibly at Advision Studios.

Track 1 was first released on UK single Blue Beat BB 170 in 1963. It was also released as Fab BB 30, Blue Bueat DDBB 334 (disco 4) and in the LPs "I feel the spirit" (Fab MS 2),"Tutti Frutti" (Fab MS 6) and "Original Golden Oldies Volume 1' (Prince Buster PB 9).
Track 2 was first released on UK single Blue Beat BB 324 in 1965. It was also released as Blue Beat DDBB 334 and in the LPs "It's Burke Law/Jamaica Ska Explosion" (Blue Beat BBLP 806) and "Fabulous Greatest Hits" (Fab MS1).
Track 3 was first released on UK single Blue Beat BB 200 in 1963. It was also released as Blue Beat BB 210 and in the LPs "I Feel The Spirit" (Blue Beat BBLP 802), "I Feel The Spirit" (Fab MS 2), "Original Golden Oldies Volume 1" (Prince Buster PB 9) and "Tutti Frutti" (Fab MS 6).
Track 4 was not originally released in UK.
Track 5 was first released on UK single Blue Beat BB 309 in 1965. It was also released as Blue Beat DDPB 4 and in the LPs "It's Burke's Law/Jamaica Ska Explosion" (Blue Beat BBLP 806), "The Outlaw" (Fab BBLP 822) and "15 Oldies But Goodies" (Fab MS 4).
Track 6 was first released on UK single Blue Beat BB 167 in 1963. It was also released as Blue Beat BB 234, Blue Beat DDBB 334 and in the LPs "What A Hard Man Fe Dead" (Blue Beat BBLP 807) and "Fabulous Greatest Hits" (Fab MS 1).
Track 7 was first released on UK single Dice CC11 in 1963. It was also released in the LPs "I Feel The Spirit" (Blue Beat BBLP 802), "Tutti Frutti" (Fab MS 6), "Original Golden Oldies Volume 1" (Prince Buster PB 9) and "Original Golden Oldies Volume 2" (Prince Buster PB 10).
Track 8 was first released on UK single Blue Beat BB 248 in 1964. It was also released as Stateside SS 335 and Unity UN 522.
Track 9 was first released on UK single Blue Beat BB 357 in 1966. It was also released in the LP "What A Hard Man Fe Dead" (Blue Beat BBLP 807).
Track 10 was not originally released on UK single, also as Fab M 51.
Track 11 was first released on UK single Blue Beat BB 387 in 1967. It was also released in the LPs "Judge Dread Rock Steady" (Blue Beat BBLP 809) and "Fabulous Greatest Hits" (Fab MS 1).
Track 12 was first released on UK single Blue Beat BB 389 in 1967. It was also released in the LPs "Judge Dread Rock Steady" (Blue Beat BBLP 809) and "Fabulous Greatest Hits" (Fab MS 1).
Track 13 was first released on UK single Blue Beat BB 384 in 1967. It was also released in the LP "Fabulous Greatest Hits" (Fab MS 1).
Track 14 was first released on UK single Blue Beat BB 390 in 1967. It was also released in the LP "Fabulous Greatest Hits" (Fab MS 1).
Track 15 was first released on UK single Blue Beat BB 321 and 355 in 1966. It was also released in the LP "What A Hard Man Fe Dead" (Blue Beat BBLP 807).
Track 16 was first released on UK single Fab 37 in 1967, also as Blue Beat DDPB 334. It was also released as "Dallas Texas" in "Fabulous Greatest Hits" (Fab MS 1).
Track 17 was first released on UK single Fab 10 in 1967 and also as Blue Beat DDPB 1. It was also released in the LPs "Fabulous Greatest Hits" (Fab MS1) and "I Feel The Spirit" (Fab MS 2).
Track 18 was first released on UK single Fab 150 in 1969, also as Prince Buster PB 1, Melodisc MLP-157 and Blue Beat DDPB 3.
Track 19 was first released on UK single Fab 40 in 1968 and was also released in the LPs "She was a rough rider" (BBLP 820) and "Welcome To Jamaica/Wreck A Pum Pum" (BBLP 821).
Track 20 was not originally released on UK single but was released in the LP "Welcome To Jamaica/Wreck A Pum Pum" (BBLP 821).
Track 21 was first released on UK single Fab 37 in 1967 and was also released in the LP "Fabulous Greatest Hits" (Fab MS 1).
Track 22 was first released on UK single Fab 92 in 1969.
Track 23 was first released on UK single Fab 119 in 1969.
Track 24 was first released on UK single Arista 411 in 1981.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 023224 125323 >
  • Label Code: LC 6197

Other Versions (5 of 25) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MS. 1, MS 1, MS1 Prince Buster Fabulous Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Fab, Fab, Fab MS. 1, MS 1, MS1 UK 1968 Sell This Version
SPCD 007 Prince Buster Fabulous Greatest Hits(CD, Album) Spartan Records Ltd SPCD 007 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MS. 1, MS 1, MS1 Prince Buster Fabulous Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Fab, Fab, Fab MS. 1, MS 1, MS1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
TJCCD071 Prince Buster FABulous Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Trojan Records TJCCD071 UK 2002 Sell This Version
MSCD1 Prince Buster Fabulous Greatest Hits(CD, Album) Diamond Line MSCD1 UK 1998 Sell This Version

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gcharmant

gcharmant

August 20, 2017
This compilation was my first introduction to the sounds of Prince Buster. I was an ardent Two Tone fan, and wanted to discover the originals. This compilation on Sequel has a great selection, but absolutely dreadful sound and mastering. When I got hold of an original Blue Beat single of "Wash Wash" many years later, it was like a revelation.
rosecrin

rosecrin

November 27, 2015
Great compilation, but hard to find !