Brand new album by the Jamaican legend Roy Ellis, also known as Mr. Symarip, as a Trojan Records artist. This new studio recording has been registered with Transilvanians backing band, they have been touring together for the last 10 years and released some other recordings with such a great result.
This new album features 12 songs that goes from Ska to Reggae and including some cover versions that Roy Ellis takes to his own territory, adapting to his style and giving these tracks quite a new dimension. Transilvanians prove to be a perfectly greased machine, contributing with a perfect rhythm section, full brass and even strings on the great ‘You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine’.
Roy Ellis has sold over 7.000.000 copies of his classic ‘Skinhead Moonstomp’ album up to date since 1969 on Trojan Records, and still kicking. Currently is the most successful Jamaican foundational artist, since he came back to the stages in 2005, has released 8 albums in 3 different continents and played all around the world including some countries like Japan, Mexico, USA, Colombia, Argentina, Indonesia, Brazil and, of course, all around Europe.
His starting in the show business was leading Rhythm & Blues and Ska bands in the 60’s like The Bees, The Seven Letters, The Pyramids, etc, but the success came with Symarip in 1969 selling over 7 millions of copies with the classic ‘Skinhead Moonstomp’ album for Trojan Records, introducing the Reggae sounds from UK and the rest of Europe.
Up to date he is still the artist who has sold the biggest number of records for Trojan Records, even more than others like Bob Marley or Jimmy Cliff.
Transilvanians, on the other hand, is a Spanish Ska and Reggae band based in Vigo, not too prolific but with 3 albums and 5 singles under their belt, and have been backing Roy Ellis during the last ten years in Europe. They know each other quite good, are good friends, and are the perfect complement for such a star like Roy Ellis.
Almighty Ska comes wrapped in a stunning design by artist Pedro Poyatos and is available on LP, CD and digital download.