There are also some very interesting collections of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh as teenagers singing Motownesque tunes. They were the Wailers first recordings and the quality is horrible. But it is some of the most interesting music you'll ever listen too, and you can hear the early roots of reggae from the guys who made it happen.
Ah. Phenomenal. I like your style, man. The best collection for the early Marley/Tosh wailers stuff is: http://www.amazon.com/exec....8725645
That may be my favorite album, ever
. Just outstanding. Early ska and rock steady mixing with American stuff coming over the radio waves, such as doo-wop, rock and gospel, and morphing into something unique and lovely. Some songs could practically be precursors to Getz/Gilberto. I can't recommend it highly enough.