Laurel Aitken - You Got Me Rockin': the best of the Blue Beat Years 1960-1964Immediately after landing on British soil in the summer of 1960,
Jamaican singing sensation Laurel Aitken was signed by leading
independent record company, Melodisc, and over the next few years he
provided the ambitious concern with a slew of popular proto-Ska singles
that were instrumental in establishing its newly launched Blue Beat
subsidiary as the UK’s most recognisable West Indian music imprint.
very best of these historic and hugely influential recordings are
gathered on this compilation - most being made available on CD for the
very first time - and with original copies of these highly collectable
sides almost impossible to obtain at any price, ‘You Got Me Rockin’’
provides an opportunity to enjoy almost all of Laurel’s Melodisc output
for a fraction of the price of an old scratched Blue Beat single.