In his book Bass Culture Lloyd Bradley is very critical of the ska album of the white
American R&B singer Steve Alaimo: 'in spite of backing from the Blues Busters, it was
a pretty woeful effort.' Right, the music may be a bit 'stiffly' and may bore a little soon,
but I am pretty sure that many ska lovers will appreciate this album. The question is,
however, whether they know of it, because this LP is still a rarity. And this reason alone
makes it interesting for collectors of ska music.
STARRING STEVE ALAIMO, ABC Paramount 501(mono) and S-501 (stereo) (1965)