The contribution to Ska, Blue Beat, Rock Steady and Reggae made by Mr Cecil Campbell otherwise known as Prince Buster is simple – it was immense. He has been ‘discovered’ several times – the latest in the 1990s with Whine and Grine as the soundtrack on a jeans advert. The list of his recordings is very large and he is still going. The Ten Commandments was a big favourite at the Old Wheel and now and again got played at the New Wheel – definitely would be termed ‘sexist’ in this day and age. The Prophet All of his recordings were huge favourites at another Manchester club: The Blue Note which was the only down town club that the Jamaican lads felt safe in and thus ventured there from the big Moss and its main club; the Nile. Al Capone was another favourite at many other Manchester clubs. The Blue Note played much more of the massive Buster repertoire including; “Oh Mighty Caesar, Dance, Dance, Dance, Cleopatra….” and many others. He was a massive influence on Madness who had a string of SKA style singles in the 1980’s and BEYOND… The
Prince Buster made so many recordings its difficult to catalogue them.
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