Prince Buster – FABulous Greatest Hits

Prince Buster - FABulous Greatest Hits

This has been released a couple of times (including in 1993), although all the tracks on the album date from as far back as 1963. It’s a great compilation of some of Prince Buster’s greatest hits, including a couple of cuts as Buster as his alter-ego ‘Judge Dread’ dispensing hard justice to the Rude-Boys.

The album cover is pretty non-descript and is certainly not goning to win any design awards. BUT, the album is brilliant! This is a classic example of Reggae Album sleeves not doing justice to the music.

The UK band Madness named themselves after the Prince Buster track of the same name.

Track Listing:

  • Madness
  • Al Capone
  • Wash Wash
  • God Son
  • Its Burkess Law
  • 10 Commandments
  • Blackhead Chineman
  • 30 Pieces Of Silver
  • Hard Man Fe Dead
  • Earthquake
  • Judge Dread
  • Ghost Dance
  • Take It Easy
  • Too Hot
  • My Girl
  • This Is A Hold Up
  • Shaking Up Orange Street
  • Big Five
  • Rough Rider
  • Wreck A Pum Pum
  • Julie On My Mind
  • Pharaoh House Crash
  • Tie The Donkeys Tail
  • Finger

Sadly much of Prince Buster’s back catalogue has yet to be digitised and made widely available. Buster is probably losing a slice of cash as fans need to turn to P2P networks to download his back catalogue. However, thankfully more and more of his albums are becoming available for download.

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Listen to ‘Madness’ by Prince Buster:

Listen to ‘Judge Dread’ by Prince Buster:

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