CleopatraThe Ten Commandments

Rough Rider

Al Capone

Dance Cleopatra

Madness

Take It Easy

One Step Beyond

It’s Burkes Law

Cincinnati Kid

The Prince Of Peace (Is Coming From The East)

Rude Boys

Judge Dread (500 Years)

Don’t Throw Stones (Perhaps) 1966

Enjoy Yourself

Train To Girls Town

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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 made so many recordings its difficult to catalogue them all he even did a version of the Temptations hit MY GIRL.

THE PRINCE Ten Commandments

Prince & Princess princebustering

Answer back records were a craze in the sixties – answering to a hit; and Buster got his missus to do one back on his ten commandments: Princess Buster
Ten Commandments – From Woman To Man
YouTube

Prince Buster – Ten Commandments of Man, YouTube

Weblinks

Wikipedia: Prince Buster

Prince Buster – answers.com
Mr Blue Beat – Prince Buster

‘True Ska is music with a soul’
Studiowon

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