Rico Rodriguez & Friends - Unreleased Early Recordings_ Shuffle & Boogie 1960

1.Rico Rodriguez - South Of The Border
2.Rico Rodriguez - Monaco Boogie
3.Hortense Ellis - I've Got A Secret
4.Rico Rodriguez - Sirent
5.Federal Singers - Funny Thing To Say
6.Federal Singers - You'd Better Marry Me
7.Rico Rodriguez & Herman Hersang - Sinclair Special

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domingo, 10 de diciembre de 2017
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Merritone Rock Steady 3: Bang Bang Rock Steady 1966-1968



Track List :

01 Tomorrows Children - Bang Bang Rock Steady 02:13
02 The Renegades - Mr. Hops 02:44
03 Hopeton Lewis - Everybody Rocking 02:15
04 Lynn Taitt & The Jets - Why Am I Treated So Bad? 03:23
05 Hopeton Lewis - Cool Collie 03:00
06 Henry Buckley - with A Girl Like You 02:48
07 The Paragons - We Were Meant To Be 02:00
08 Joe Higgs - You Hurt My Soul 01:57
09 Henry Buckley - Thank You Girl 02:44
10 The Ethiopians - We Gonna Be Free 02:52
11 Eddie Perkins - I'm Coming Home 04:24
12 Lynn Taitt & The Jets - Rocking Mood 03:10
13 The Tartans - Rockin' Chair 02:38
14 Henry Buckley - Take Me Back 02:54
15 Merritone Singers - Rude Boy A Wail (Take 1) 02:57
16 The Tartans - It's Not Right 02:14
17 Lester Sterling, Lynn Taitt & The Jets - Check Point Charlie 03:29
18 Henry Buckley - You Never Could Be True 02:41
19 Henry Buckley - I'd Like To Know 02:34
20 Roland Alphonso - How Soon (Take 2) 03:06
21 The Paragons - We Were Meant to Be (Acappella Mix) 02:00
22 Eddie Perkins - Im Coming Home (Acappella) 04:24

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Derrick Harriott And The Crystalites - Psychedelic Train

    1     Psychedelic Train Part One           
    2     No Man Is An Island                 
    3     Laugh It Off                         
    4     Message From A Black Man             
    5     Hum My Song                         
    6     Riding For A Fall                   
    7     Slave                               
    8     Go Bye Bye                           
    9     The Loser                           
    10    Born To Love You                     
    11    Walk The Streets                     
    12    Standing In                         
    13    Groovy Situation                     
    14    Been So Long-You Lied To Your Daddy 
    15    It's Alright (You're Just In Love)   
    16    Solomon                             
    17    You've Really Got A Hold On Me       
    18    Sitting On Top (I Gotta Know)       
    19    The Girl's Alright With Me           
    20    Do I Worry                           
    21    I'm Not Begging                     
    22    Have Some Mercy                     
    23    Tang! Tang! Festival Song           
    24    Long Time                           
    25    Psychedelic Train Chapter 3         

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First Class Rock Steady

Tracklist:
01. Hopeton Lewis – Take It Easy (2:54)
02. Roy Shirley – Hold Them (2:45)
03. Heptones – I Am Lonely (2:35)
04. The Tartans – Dance All Night (4:03)
05. Alton Ellis – Rock Steady (2:39)
06. The Jamaicans – Ba Ba Boom (3:20)
07. Patsy & The Count Ossie Band – Pata Pata Rocksteady (3:12)
08. The Melodians – Last Train To Expo 67 (3:09)
09. Dobby Dobson – I’m A Loving Pauper (3:15)
10. Errol Dunkley – Please Stop Your Lying (2:55)
11. Alva Lewis – Return Home (1:48)
12. Stranger Cole & Gladdy – Just Like A River (2:39)
13. Lynn Tait & The Jets – El Casino Royale (2:40)
14. Honey Boy Martin – Dreader Than Dread (2:35)
15. The Jupiters – The Return Of Ezekial (3:14)
16. Carlton Manning – Live And Love (3:01)
17. The Melodians – Last Train To Ecstasy (3:00)
18. Errol Dunkley – You’re Gona Need Me (2:12)
19. The Sensations – Born To Love You (3:12)
20. Hopeton Lewis – Sounds And Pressure (3:13)
21. The Techniques – You Don’t Care (2:40)
22. Pat Kelly – Little Boy Blue (2:47)
23. The Paragons – Left With a Broken Heart (3:10)
24. The Gaylads – ABC Rocksteady (2:09)
25. The Uniques – The Beatitude (3:11)
26. Alva Lewis – Revelation (3:23)
27. Ken Parker – A Change IS Gonna Come (2:52)
28. Val Bennett – The Russians Are Coming (3:40)
29. Derrick Morgan – The Great Musical Battle (3:35)
30. The Overtakers – The Big Take Over (2:34)
31. Lee Perry – I Am The Upsetter (3:06)
32. Keith Blake – Musically (2:22)
33. The Claendonians – Lonely Heartaches (2:14)
34. Lynn Tait & The Jets – Napoleon Solo (2:27)
35. Desmond Dekker – Intensified (2:44)
36. The Paragons – Got to Get Away (2:00)
37. Johnny Nash – Hold Me Tight (2:44)
38. The Sensations – Long Time Me No See You Girl (2:43)
39. Stranger Cole & Gladdy – Seeing Is Knowing (3:21)
40. Stranger Cole – Darling Jeboza Macoo (3:10)

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Symarip-Skinhead Moonstomp Revisited (New Stereo Mix)


Tracklist:

01. Skinhead Moonstomp                                      
02. Phoenix Reggae (Phoenix City)                           
03. Skinhead Girl                                           
04. Try My Best                                             
05. Skinhead Jamboree                                       
06. Chicken Merry                                           
07. These Boots Are Made for Walking                        
08. Must Catch a Train                                      
09. Skin Flint                                              
10. Stay With Him                                           
11. Fung Shu                                                
12. You're Mine                                             
13. Skinhead Moonstomp 12" Version                          
14. Skinhead Girl 12" Dub Version           


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Skatalites & Friends At Top Deck Mixtape

Sktalites & Friends At Top Deck – Mixtape
Cuando los músicos trabajaban para mi, no necesitaban regresar al día siguiente, jamas les di un cheque siempre efectivo con la cantidad acordada ni un peso mas ni un peso menos, estas fueron las palabras dichas en una entrevista realizada a principios de los 90s al productor  Chino Jamaicano Phillip Justin Yap junto con su hermano Ivan iniciaron como todo  productor de la isla, Sound System y posteriormente  Fundaron la compañía discográfica Top Deck y su subsidiaria Tuneico ,Top Sound Label.

No es la cantidad si no la calidad era unas de las filosofias de los Hermanos Yap en 1964 Justin se entero sobre Los Skatalites  que no eran exclusivos por  lo cual tuvo un encuentro con Allan 'Bim Bim' Scott (Amigo cercano de Coxsone  y areglista de Studio One ) el hizo posible el encuentro y presento a los miembros que integraban los Skatalites.

Con el saxofonista y líder Tommy McCook acompañando de Roland Alphonso,Lester Sterling, el trombonista de fama mundial Don Drummond y su compañero Roy Wilson; Los trompetistas Johnny Moore y Baba Brooks, Raymond Harper ; el bajista  Lloyd Brevett; el baterista Lloyd Knibbs; pianista Jackie Mittoo; los guitarristas Lynn Taitt y Jerry Hines, el grupo proporcionó la munición real que Yap necesitaba para ejecutar su plan.

Una de las mas memorables y increible sesion fue la de 18 horas en noviembre de 1964  los Skatalites hicieron para Yap, algunos de los mejores  temas instrumentales de Ska  que se hayan hecho,Confucius, Ringo Rides, The Reburial, Smiling ,Chinatown y Love In Afternoon,Pussy Cat  son unos de los grandes éxitos del Sello Discográfico.

Inclusive: Coxsone hurto los temas mencionados para el primer copilado de lo mejor de Don Drummond tomando como excusa ,los Skatalites  si estaban bajo contrato por lo cual tenia derecho a estos temas (1965 Coxsone libero Pussy Cat bajo su sello Studio One ) otra mención que hace justin yap afirma que en mismo mes se había realizado  una segunda sesion en Studio One pero la grabación  de la dicha sesion fue perdida .

Los músicos reconocían el profesionalismo y la generosidad de Justin Yap quizá esto era la clave para el éxito de muchas de sus producciones: se dice que pagaba el doble que sus rivales mejor establecidos y siempre le dio a cada músico cantidades precisas en efectivo,mientras que su otro  hermano Duke aseguraba que había comida y bebida a la mano de los músicos para  mantener un estado de ánimo adecuado.

La sesión final de Yap en  Octubre 1966 produjo A Love To Share de Jackie Opel, Jackie Mittoo's Warlock & Roland Alphonso's Devoted To You, ante inestabilidad social de Jamaica Justin Yap hizo su partida a Nueva York. En 1968-9, fue un chef de primera línea en el ejército de los Estados Unidos en la guerra de Vietnam, posteriormente trabajó en la industria de la informática y  finalmente como taxista.
 1980 s Una reedición de los copilado
Ska Boo Da Ba (considerado como unos de los mejores discos de Ska instrumental)
Scattered Lights (hasta 1998 finalmente quedo restaurado gracias a Giovanni Scatola )
surgió el interés nuevamente  en Los Skatalites a mediados de los 80s

1990s: Gracias al creciente interés del publico y el resurgimiento del Ska (Ska Revival ) U.K & U.S.A  Yap y el productor jamaiquino Donald 'Clive' Davidson comenzaron a limpiar las cintas maestras del catálogo Top Deck ademas aseguraron un contrato de distribución con Westside Récords preservar el legado del pionero productor de Ska bajo consentimiento de  Justin Yap era la prioriad para la disquera distribuidora y  lanzó numerosos  volúmenes en CD y LPS ( los CDs contienen folletos con mucho mas información sobre el sello ) ademas de ser Remasterizados .

Si bien esto es un pequeño resumen sobre el sello discografico queda en claro
la suma importancia de lo que fue Top Deck y el resurgimiento a mediados 1990s transcurrieron mas de 35 años para que reconocieran la posición de Yap (que nunca sacrificó calidad por cantidad)  inmortalizado  actualmente en la historia de la musica popular Jamaicana, por sus contribuciones inconmensurables al desarrollo musical en varios campos.

En este mixtape podras disfrutar un tema de los 18 volumenes que fueron liberados  90s con  tomas alternas,vocales y un ensallo .

Philip Stanford "Justin" Yap, productor discográfico, nacido el 23 de mayo de 1944; murió el 23 de julio de 1999.

by Shacka Ruthless

The Skatalites - Smiling
Roland Alphonso - Non-Stop  (Toma Desconosida )
The Skatalites - China Clipper (Restaruada 1980s)
Roland Alphonso - Determination
The Skatalites - Lawless Street (Vercion Instrumental )
King Sporty & Roland Alphonso - El Cid (Toma 4)
Don Drummond - Chinatown
Roland Alphonso - SKA-RA-VAN (Toma 2 )
Roland Alphonso- Pussy Cat - (Ensayo )
The Skatalites - Surftide Seve (Mellow Tone )
Tommy McCook - Scattered Lights
Lynn Taitt - Ska-Ta-Shot (Toma 3 )
Don Drummond - Love In The Afternoon -(Edicion Remasterizada)
Roland Alphonso - Rolli Rollin
The Skatalites - South China
Fredie Nelson - Lonely & Blue (Yours )
Jackie Opel - Turn To The Almighty (Toma 2 )
Raymond Harper -TI-PI-TIN

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lunes, 4 de diciembre de 2017
Posted by Monkey SKA

Ska-Jazz &Beyond Vol.3 Mixtape -Vocal





Ska-Jazz &Beyond Vol.3 Mixtape -Vocal 
 Side A 
 Un Kuartito -Skatalitiko 
 Court Jester's Crew -Remember
 St Petersburg Ska Jazz Review - Too Good To Be True 
 Trains Tone - Blue Hour
 Moon Hop -Cats On A Hot Tin Roof Rockets To New Hights 
The Orobians -Whose Side Are You On 
Begoña Bang Matu -Orchesta Kington - This Is Rhythm 
 PUT3SKA-Moonstomp Tonight 
 Blue Beat Makers - Como un Sueño 
 Side B
 Sig Ragga -Eclipse 
 Root Diamoons -From Jamaica 
 The Pepper Pots -Feat Dr.Ring Ding -Stay On Your Way 
 The Gramophone Allstars - In a Sentimental Mood 
 Ska-J -Senza Fine 
 The Oldians - Same Old Song 
 Beat Sunset - ???? 
WHSKS-Jazzy Ska 

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miércoles, 22 de noviembre de 2017
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Ska-Jazz & Beyond -Mixtape Vol 2


 Track List : Side: A
 The Internacional -Bang Bang 
 Jamaican Jazz Orchestra Skank It 
 Moskovskaya - Jazzin Jazz 
 Banana Peel Slippers - Jazz on Monday 
 See Spot - After Hours 
 Skavoovie & The Epitones - Foster's Ghost (Theme) Stubborn Allstars - 
Rich Morrissey Kingstton Kitchen - Kroshka 
Smoking Flamingos - Wisper Not 

 Side :B 
 Mr.Swing & The Bongo Clan -Be-Bop (Dizzie Gillespie 
 Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra -The World Has Gone Mad
 Yellow Umbrella - Freedom Fries 
 Royal Family - King & His Court 
 Jhon James & The Soulmakers - Don Drummon 
 The Miceteeth - El Domingo 
 Mr.Fly Ska Band -The Sleeping Cat 
 Rude Rich & The Hightnotes - The Cat 
 Mampy - Another Monk


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lunes, 13 de noviembre de 2017
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Ska-Jazz & Beyond Mixtape Vol 1

01.Eskalator -Golden Nightwolf 
02.La Ghenga - Mr Funeral 
03.Jazzbo -Skanking the Blues Away 
04.The Upsessions -Dirty Cash 
05.Blue Beat Players - Loco 
06.Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation - Goldie 
07.Eastern Standad Time - El Guapo 
08.Vespa -Jesien w Swinoujsciu
09.Kalles Kaviar -Flying On Cloud Nine 
10.Yebo -Reburial 
11.Moastrogiovanny Ska Jazz Ensemble - Song for My Father 
12.Cabernet Deneuve -tHEOPHANE sKA 
13.YESKA - Fried Neckbones & Home Fries 
14.Skazz -Welcome to Civilisation 
15.The Woodsenders - 15h44
16.The Beat Sunset - Akagi 
17.Desbaratanbanda -The Red Hot Navigator 
18. 5TA Ave Ska-Jazz -Taxman 
19.Train's Tone - Long Road 
20.Manifiesto Ska Jazz - Cielo 

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Don Drummond - Don Cosmic -2017


Don Cosmic is a new Studio One compilation that chronicles the legacy and influence of Don Drummond, one of Jamaica’s most legendary performers during the ska era. This collection features a handful of Don Drummond rarities, many of which have never been featured on prior albums. You can hear Drummond’s timeless sound all across the Studio One catalog, and Don Cosmic is the perfect vehicle for shedding light on the trombonist’s unrivaled legacy.

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CD OR VINYL 
AT 
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Track List : 
1. Don Drummond & His Group - Roll on Sweet Don

2. Don Drummond - Don Cosmic

3. Don Drummond - Coolie Boy

4. Don Drummond - Surplus

5. Don Drummond - The Shock

6. Don Drummond & His Green Landers - Schooling the Duke

7. Don Drummond - Reload

8. Don Drummond - Last Call (Take 1)

9. Don Drummond - Last Call (Take 2)

10. Don Drummond & the Skatalites - Far East (aka Further East / Trolley Song)

11. Don Drummond - Green Island

12. Don Drummond - Jet Stream

13. Don Drummond - The Rocket

14. Don Drummond & the Skatalites - Scrap Iron

15. Don Drummond - Rain or Shine (Take 1)

16. Don Drummond - Rain or Shine (Take 2)

17. Don Drummond - Rain or Shine (Take 3)

18. The Cecil Lloyd Group featuring Don Drummond - Grooving with the Beat

19. Workshop Musicians - Serenade in Sound

martes, 10 de octubre de 2017
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The Techniques & Friends -Winston Rileys -Rocksteady & Reggae 1968-1969


Winston Riley started his production career as a singer with an enviable track record, having formed the Techniques in 1962 and hitting the top of the charts two years later with the splendid 'Little Did You Know' for Duke Reid's esteemed Treasure Isle label. When the frantic ska beat slowed down and turned into rocksteady Winston remained the only permanent component of the Techniques, arguably Jamaica's finest vocal group. 

As the beat changed yet again from rock steady to the faster reggae format, Winston's thoughts turned to production, and he decided to create his own 'Techniques' label. A serious man with a serious work ethic, the quality of his music was apparent from the start as he released hit after hit, producing and singing as part of the different combinations of singers and vocal groups that he worked with. 

In 1970 he produced his biggest ever hit 'Double Barrel', a ground breaking track that went on to be the biggest reggae track of 1971, reaching the very top of the UK national pop charts in May, and peaking at number 22 in the US Billboard charts in August. 

After this pop success Winston Riley continued working as he always had done, producing top quality reggae tracks with a host of Jamaica's finest singers and musicians. After opening his shop in Chancery Lane, he continued on his quest for the best throughout the 70's, 80's, 90's and into the 21st century, never failing to bring his decades of experience and peerless production skills to bear on whatever contemporary music he was producing. 

Winston Riley was at the forefront of the Jamaican music business for over forty years, an authentic reggae polymath who had embraced the roles of singer, songwriter, arranger and producer. He had been making plans for a new studio and museum in his Orange Street record shop right up to his death in 2012. He was truly one of Jamaica's hardest working and most consistent producers, and these two albums represent only a very small part of his huge musical legacy. 


1.
Dave Barker - Your Love Is A Game

2.
The Mad Lads - So Afraid
3.
The Techniques - I Feel Alive Again
4.
The Techniques - Heart Of A Man 
5.
The Techniques - What Am I To Do
6.
The Techniques -where Were You
7.
The Techniques - The Reason Why
8.
The Shades - Never Gonna Give You Up
9.
The Techniques - Just One Smile 
10.
The Techniques - Man Of My World 
11.
The Mad Lads - Mother Nature
12.
The Mad Lads - I Never Know
13.
The Techniques You Are My Everything 
14.
The Techniques - Time Has Come 
15.
The Shades - She's Gonna Marry Me 



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Freddie Mckay - Deluxe Edition -Studio One

Picture on the Wall was Freddie McKay’s first album. It was released by Studio One in 1971, and this was the first real introduction to the singer for the reggae public after a series of unsuccessful singles. Despite a potential hit with “Love Is a Treasure” done for Treasure Isle the song was marred by its credit to “Treasure Boy”.

Coming to Studio One with the Soul Defenders allowed Freddie to finally find his voice. His recording of “Picture on the Wall” is a top Studio One track, and was a massive hit for the label.  Other top songs for the label include “Drunken Sailor,” “I Am a Freeman,” “Sweet You, Sour You,” and the remake of “Love Is a Treasure,” all found on this release.

Containing 24 tracks, with many tracks not found on album before, this is the definitive collection of Freddie McKay at Studio One. The original Jamaican stereo release is found on sides 1 and 2. On the remaining two sides are some of McKay’s top songs, including instrumentals, a DJ version and the extended mix of “Love Is a Treasure.” McKay’s untimely death in 1986 cut short a promising career, but here the listener can again rediscover the greatness of one of reggae’s unsung heroes.

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01. Picture on the Wall

02. You Are Not the Kind

03. Love Is a Treasure

04. Father Will Cut You Off

05. So Long Forever

06. You’ll Be Sorry

07. High School Dance

08. Slip Away

09. Old Joe

10. A Little Bit Will Do

11. Can’t Go On

12. Watch Your Step

13. Drunken Sailor

14. Drunken Sailor (Version)

15. You’ll Be Sorry (JA Single Mix)

16. You’ll Be Sorry (Version)

17. Picture on the Wall (JA Single Mix)

18. Picture on the Wall (Version)

19. Picture on the Wall (Vers. 3) (Featuring Prince Junior)

20. I Am a Freeman (aka I Am Free, Freeman)

21. Sweet You, Sour You (JA Single Mix)

22. Old and Grey (aka When I Am Grey)

23. My True Love

24. Love Is a Treasure (Extended Mix)

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The Kingstonians: Sufferer Expanded Edition

Reissue of the Reggae vocal trio’s sole album from 1970 complete with 12 bonus tracks rounding up all their recordings for the producer Derek Harriott…..Ian Canty hears an influential outfit that only burned brightly for a short time, but what a time…..

Though the Kingstonians didn’t quite manage to hit the UK charts during the Skinhead Reggae boom (or Boss Reggae if you prefer), the cuts they released over the two year period documented in this release were wildly popular on dancefloors if not quite making that jump into the mainstream. Back in Jamaica however they set the pace for others to follow.

They were very much a family act with brothers Jackie and Lloyd Barnard joining forces with cousin Lloyd Kerr and, initially, the unrelated Seaford Campbell (though he dropped out after a couple of singles for Studio One). They first made the breakthrough in their homeland in 1967 with Winey Winey (an updated Reggae version is included here) cut with JJ Johnson behind the decks. Though the band recorded a few more discs for Johnson in the Rocksteady era, as the rougher Reggae groove took over they flitted between him and other producers again until another JJ production Mix It Up made a stir and was included the classic Tighten Up Trojan compilation.
Though Mix It Up made waves, the Kingstonians next release was to be perhaps the one record they are remembered for. That was of course Sufferer, the title track of their only album, produced by Derek Harriott who would be a vital component in their success. The lyric depicted the plight of the Kingston’s poor, which would have a tragic resonance given the fortunes of the band’s members fates after their success. Married to a winning tune, Sufferer kicked up a storm on both the JA and UK Reggae scenes and launched the Kingstonians to the forefront of the Reggae boom. It also featured on the second in the Tighten Up series, a key artefact in Skinhead subculture. Though not having the hits of their competitors the Pioneers, their originality saw them viewed in their homeland as the premier vocal act.

After unleashing another cracking single in Singer Man and just as the Reggae boom was beginning to falter Sufferer, the album, appeared. Like a lot of Reggae LPs issued at the time Sufferer was mostly made up of single sides in an effort to cut expenses and get the most out of previously released material. Thus it is a little bitty and uneven at times but the tracks individually are a testament to the Kingstonians’ strengths. The closely grouped backing vocals perfectly compliment the lead and the stomping rhythm tracks were stuff of boot-boy dreams.

Rumble Rumble may not have had as great an impact as a single as its forebearers, but it’s a winning piece of rude Skinhead Reggae and The Clip plays to the band’s strengths – silky smooth vocals gracing an archetypal Reggae love song. Away from the singles, Complicated Scene has a great off-beat vocal line allied to nice skanking rhythms and Your Love comes with some of that “fairground” style organ that is very evocative of the times. Come We Go Moonwalk (also versioned on the only track on the original LP not to feature the Kings’ vocals Easy Ride Reggae) starts with a cracking guitar intro which gives way to a slow dancefloor killer that was almost a glance back to their Rocksteady days. The band’s Gospel roots, which were always somewhere in the background of their vocals, show through and enhance the ballad I’ll Be Around.

Though the album itself is a charming relic of the times, the vast majority of the tracks would still fill the floor at many a Reggae Revival show. The bonus offerings are not without interest either. Though producer Harriott was not on a par with Perry or Coxsone, some of the instrumental cuts here verge on primitive dub techniques and are garnished with strange echoing vocals introductions/interludes. On most of these re-cuts the band were renamed the Crystalites. Undertaker’s Burial works well with the vocal distortions adding to the spooky atmosphere and Rumble Version 2 make use of the drop-out which would quickly become a Dub trademark.

Of the few vocal takes among the bonuses, Out There shows the band ahead of the game again as this track hints at Roots which was to come to prominence later in the 70s. Version two of this song that follows is sparser and more upbeat and Right From Wrong catches the band’s vocal skills in fine style. The collection ends with the bizarre medley Version From 3, which bolts together Sufferer, Singer Man and Winey Winey in a curious and, it has to be said, slightly ham-fisted kind of way.
After this album the Kingstonians’ star waned and they stuttered on until the mid-70s as a shadow of the band they once were. Band leader and song writer Jackie Barnard recorded with Lee Perry under the nom de plume of Jack Lord, but sadly he and his brother soon slid into penury and his cousin Kerr found himself a prison inmate. Jackie made an attempt to relaunch the Kingstonians in 1998, but after that failed to come to fruition he returned to the life of a sufferer in Kingston, scraping a living until he passed away in September 2014 at the age of 66.
If I had one slight gripe with what is overall a fine reissue it would be that the sleeve-notes, which ably depict the Kingstonians rise and fall, don’t have much information around the album’s recording and release. Though to be fair the writer Lance Cane-Honeysett does explain that information about the group is scant at best even in the internet age and he can be commended for pulling what he did together. This aside we’re really in moonstomping heaven with sometimes sweet, sometimes impassioned voices combining with crunching rhythms to great effect, the true spirit of 69/70. All of which adds up to another quality release on the reactivated Doctor Bird label.
Review by : Ian Canty
http://louderthanwar.com/

Track List : 
1."Your Love"
2."Singer Man"
3."Sufferer"
4."Hold Down"
5."I'll Be Around"
6."Winey Winey (Reggae)"
7."The Clip"
8."Rumble Rumble"
9."Come We Go Moonwalk"
10."Complicated Scene"
11."Easy Ride Reggae" (instrumental)
12."Nice Nice"
13."Kiss A Little Finger"
14."Undertaker's Burial" (instrumental)
15."Splash Down" (instrumental)
16."Sic Him Rover" (instrumental)
17."Right From Wrong"
18."The Bad" (instrumental)
19."Musical Madness" (instrumental)
20."Rumble" (version 2 - instrumental)
21."Barefoot Brigade" (instrumental)
22."Out There"
23."Out There" (version 2)
24."Version From 3"



No More Heartaches - What Am I to Do - Doctor Bird CD

TWO OF TROJAN RECORDS’ MOST POPULAR ALBUMS FROM THE BOSS REGGAE ERA
BOTH ALBUMS RELEASED IN THEIR ENTIRETY ON CD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
INCLUDES MANY TRACKS NEW TO CD

Following its launch in the summer of 1968, Trojan Records swiftly became the dominant force on the UK’s West Indian music scene.
Over the years that immediately ensued, the company released literally hundreds of 7” singles and albums, showcasing the talents of every Jamaican music maker of note.

“No More Heartaches” and “What Am I To Do” were among Trojan’s most popular long players from the early years, when boss reggae ruled the dancehalls both in Jamaica and the UK.

Released in 1969 and 1970, respectively, each of the albums showcases a dozen of the finest recordings to date from the catalogue of leading Jamaican producer, Harry ‘J’ Johnson.

While both LPs have long been regarded as among the finest collections from the boss reggae era of the late sixties and early seventies, neither have previously been issued in their entirety on CD. Until now!

Track Listing:

NO MORE HEARTACHES
1. NO MORE HEARTACHES – The Beltones
2. SOUL SPECIAL – King Cannon
3. LUCKY BOY – Glen & Dave
4. HOME WITHOUT YOU – The Beltones
5. SOUL SCORCHER – King Cannon
6. CUSS CUSS – Lloyd Robinson
7. HAPPY TIME – Keble Drummond
8. RICH IN LOVE (Version 1) – Glen Adams
9. PLEASE – Trevor Shield
10.HANG ‘EM HIGH – Richard Ace
11.CANDY LADY – Black & George
12.EASY SOUND – The Jay Boys WHAT AM I TO DO?
13.WHAT AM I TO DO – Tony Scott
14.SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE – Keble Drummond
15.RICH IN LOVE (Version 2) – Glen Adams
16.EARLY IN THE MORNING – The Jamaicans
17.COOL DOWN – Winston Hines
18.WHA PEN – King Cannon
19.HOLD THE PUSSY – Kid Gungo
20.DARLING IF YOU LOVE ME – Tony Scott
21.SATURDAY NIGHT – Tony Scott
22.ZUMBELLY – The Woodpeckers
23.BRING BACK THAT SMILE – Tony Scott
                                                   24.MR. LONELY – The Jamaicans

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lunes, 21 de agosto de 2017
Posted by Monkey SKA

Owen Gray - White Cross

Tracklist:
01. Owen Gray – Farewell (2:06)
02. Owen Gray – Get Drunk (2:02)
03. Owen Gray – Lizabella (2:36)
04. Owen Gray – The Plea (3:18)
05. Owen Gray – Twist Baby (2:29)
06. Owen Gray – Let Me Go Free (2:24)
07. Owen Gray – Grandma, Grandpa (2:12)
08. Owen Gray – Sugar Plum (2:24)
09. Owen Gray – Millie Girl (2:59)
10. Owen Gray – Midnight Track (2:26)
11. Owen Gray – Twist so Fine (2:28)
12. Owen Gray – Dolly Baby (1:52)
13. Owen Gray – I Love Her (2:22)
14. Owen Gray – Lonely Days (2:00)
15. Owen Gray – Jenny Lee (2:25)
16. Owen Gray – My One Desire (2:38)
17. Owen Gray – Far Love (2:33)
18. Owen Gray – Pretty Girl (2:47)
19. Owen Gray – Time Will Tell (2:20)
20. Owen Gray – Running Around (2:12)
21. Owen Gray – Someone to Help Me (3:14)
22. Owen Gray – Mash It!, Pt. 2 (2:15)
23. Owen Gray – Jezebel (2:36)
24. Owen Gray – Audrey (2:05)
25. Owen Gray – Mash It!, Pt. 1 (1:59)
26. Owen Gray – Cutest Little Woman (2:18)
27. Owen Gray – Best Twist (2:48)
28. Owen Gray – In My Dreams (2:41)
29. Owen Gray – No Good Woman (2:26)
30. Owen Gray – I Feel Good (2:39)
31. Owen Gray – They Got to Move (2:10)
32. Owen Gray – Patricia (2:54)
33. Owen Gray – Nobody Else (2:58)
34. Owen Gray – Mash It! (4:12)
35. Owen Gray – Young Lover (2:34)
36. Owen Gray – Tree in the Meadow (2:42)
37. Owen Gray – On the Beach (2:33)
38. Owen Gray – Please Let Me Go (2:48)
39. Owen Gray – Keep It in Mind (2:24)
40. Owen Gray – Rocking in My Feet (4:10)
41. Owen Gray – Come on Baby (2:27)
42. Owen Gray – Do You Want to Jump (2:10)
43. Owen Gray – Sinners Weep (2:28)
44. Owen Gray – I’m Going Back (2:58)

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Bunny Lee & Friends - Tape Rolling!

Pressure Sounds deliver another mouthwatering feast of rare and unreleased recordings from the vaults of Bunny 'Striker' Lee, drawn from the peak years of the mid-seventies, when Striker ruled the musical roost in Jamaica, recording constantly, utilising the hottest session men at Dynamics and Channell One and voicing and mixing down at King Tubby's studio for that magic sound.  This album digs deep to present some of that magic here, from the lively, spontaneous exuberance of Big Joe's Rasta Train to the sublime trip through Tubby's echo chamber experienced through A Wonderful Version, as well as some fascinating alternative takes of classic material from Slim Smith, Cornel Campbell, I Roy, John Holt and Eric Donaldson.  Essential.


Tracklisting:

1. Slim Smith - The Time Has Come (unreleased cut)
2. I Roy and Augustus Pablo - Devil's Brother in Law (unreleased cut)
3. Ernest Wilson - Sentimental Man (extended mix)
4. Big Joe and King Tubby's - Rasta Train
5. Cornell Campbell - I Wonder Why (unreleased cut)
6. U Roy Junior - Two Ton Gulletto
7. John Holt - Stick By Me (unreleased cut)
8. King Tubby - A Wonderful Version
9. Cornell Campbell - Give Me Love (unreleased cut)
10. King Tubby - Straight To The Copycat Head
11. Busty Brown And The Clowns - Soon I'm Gonna Make It
12. Horace Andy - Man Next Door (unreleased cut)
13. I Roy - Noisy Place (unreleased cut)
14. Leroy Samuels - Trying To Wreck My Life
15. Delroy Wilson - Any Heart Can Be Broken (unreleased cut)
16. Eric Donaldson - Cherry Oh Baby (unreleased cut)
17. I Roy - Festival Mash Up
18. Vin Gordon - Riding For A Fall
19. Cornell Campbell - My Confession (unreleased cut)
20. Slim Smith - Turning Point (unreleased cut)

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Derrick Morgan - White Cross Collection -2017

Tracklist:
01. Derrick Morgan – See and Blind 
02. Derrick Morgan – Marjorie 
03. Derrick Morgan – Troubles 
04. Derrick Morgan – Now We Know 
05. Derrick Morgan – Meekly Wait 
06. Derrick Morgan – Going Down to Canaan 
07. Derrick Morgan – Travel On
08. Derrick Morgan – Leave Earth 
09. Derrick Morgan – Golden Rule 
10. Derrick Morgan – I Pray for You 
11. Derrick Morgan – Don’t Cry 
12. Derrick Morgan – Cherry Home 
13. Derrick Morgan – Forward March 
14. Derrick Morgan – Are You Going to Marry Me? 
15. Derrick Morgan – Don’t You Know Little Girl 
16. Derrick Morgan – I’m Gonna Leave You 
17. Derrick Morgan – Joybells 
18. Derrick Morgan – In My Heart 
19. Derrick Morgan – Come Back My Darling 
20. Derrick Morgan – Terrible Headache 
21. Derrick Morgan – Wigger Wee Shuffle? 
22. Derrick Morgan – Teach Me Baby 
23. Derrick Morgan – Shake a Leg 
24. Derrick Morgan – Sunday Monday 
25. Derrick Morgan – Isabella
26. Derrick Morgan – Be Still 
27. Derrick Morgan – Oh My! 
28. Derrick Morgan – Nights Are Lonely 
29. Derrick Morgan – The Hop 
30. Derrick Morgan – Fat Man 
31. Derrick Morgan – Lover Boy 
32. Derrick Morgan – Day in Day Out 
33. Derrick Morgan – Should Be Ashamed
34. Derrick Morgan – Please Don’t Talk About Me 
35. Derrick Morgan – Tell It to Me 
36. Derrick Morgan – Come on Over


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Mojo Magazine Presents - Jamaican Explosion!

Tracklist
1–Laurel Aitken-BarTender
2–Prince Buster & The Blue Beats-Independence Song
3–Roland Alphonso-Four Corners Of The World
4–Derrick & Patsy*-Housewife's Choice
5–The Folkes Brothers*-Oh Carolina
6–Byron Lee And The Dragonaires-Jamaican Rock
7–Leon And Owen* & Drumbago All Stars-Murder
8-–Azie Lawrence*-Jamaican Blues
9–Bell's Group-Kingston 13
10-–Winston & Roy With Count Ossie On The African Drums*-Babylon Gone
11–Rico*-Rico Special
12–Jimmy Cliff-Miss Jamaica
13–Don Drummond-Schooling The Duke
14–Clue J & His Blues Blasters With Vocal By Theophilus Beckford-Easy Snapping
15–Lord Creator-Independent Jamaica


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The Treasure Isle Story - The Soul of Jamaica -2017

The first comprehensive anthology of one of Jamaican music’s greatest record labels, the 4CD set comprises 115 tracks, including numerous major ska, rock steady and reggae hits, as well as 29 tracks new to CD.

This sumptuous package also include a 16 page booklet featuring a detailed bio of Treasure Isle producer Duke Reid, embellished with lots of rare and fascinating imagery.

This essential collection, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first UK Trojan label, created specifically to showcase Reid’s productions.

DISC #1: FEEL SO FINE – THE MENTO, SHUFFLE & SKA YEARS
Penny Reel – Lord Power
Lollipop Girl – The Jiving Juniors
Judgment Day – Laurel Aitken 
In And Out The Window – Monty & Roy
Feel So Fine (aka Feel So Good) – Derrick & Patsy
River Bank (aka Bank To Bank) Part 1 – Baba Brooks & His Band
Rough And Tough – Stranger Cole
Watermelon Man – The Baba Brooks Orchestra
When You Call My Name – Stranger & Patsy
Musical Communion – The Baba Brooks Orchestra
Solomon A Gundy – Eric Morris
Woman A Come – Margerita
Yeah Yeah Baby – Stranger & Patsy
Eastern Standard Time – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
Carry Go Bring Come – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
Garden Of Love – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
The Fits Is On Me – Owen & Leon
Down Town Gal – Joe White
Street Corner – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
Rub Up, Push Up – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
Occupation – The Skatalites featuring Don Drummond 
Vacation – The Melodies
Latin Goes Ska – The Skatalites
Little Did You Know – The Techniques
Don’t Call Me Daddy – Derrick Morgan
Dance Crasher – Alton Ellis & The Flames
Lucky Seven – Don Drummond & The Tommy McCook Band
Try Me – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes

DISC #2: THE TIDE IS HIGH – THE ROCK STEADY YEARS

Girl I’ve Got A Date – Alton Ellis & The Flames
Happy Go Lucky Girl – The Paragons
Cry Tough – Alton Ellis & The Flames
On The Beach – The Paragons
Don’t Stay Away – Phyllis Dillon
The Tide Is High – The Paragons
Save A Bread – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
Do It Right – The Three Tops
Rock Steady – Alton Ellis & The Flames
Things You Say You Love – The Jamaicans
Only A Smile – The Paragons
Why Birds Follow Spring – Alton Ellis & The Flames
I Will Get Along Without You – The Melodians
You Don’t Care – The Techniques
Perfidia – Phyllis Dillon
You Don’t Need Me – The Melodians
Ain’t That Loving You – Alton Ellis & The Flames
Queen Majesty – The Techniques
You Have Caught Me – The Melodians
Baba Boom (Festival ‘67) – The Jamaican
Last Train To Expo ‘67 – The Melodians
I’m A Loving Pauper – Dobby Dobson
Travelling Man – The Techniques
My Willow Tree – Alton Ellis
I Wish It Would Rain – The Techniques
Angel Of The Morning – Joya Landis
Those Guys – The Sensations
True, True, True – Ken Parker

DISC #3: WAKE THE TOWN – REGGAE YEARS

I’ll Be Lonely – John & Joya
Moonlight Lover – Joya Landis
Get On The Right Track – Phyllis Dillon & Hopeton Lewis
Tonight – John Holt
Breaking Up (Is Hard To Do) – Alton Ellis
Ali Baba – John Holt
Everybody Bawling – The Melodians
Drink Milk – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
Lock Jaw – Dave Barker
Stealing Stealing – John Holt
I Can’t Hide – Ken Parker
Funky Reggae – Dave Barker
Remember That Sunday – Alton Ellis & Phyllis Dillon
Wake The Town – U Roy & Winston Wright
What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) – Alton Ellis 
Boom-Sha-Ka-Lacka – Hopeton Lewis
Rule The Nation – U Roy
You Made Me So Very Happy – Alton Ellis
Wear You To The Ball – U Roy & John Holt
One Life To Live, One Love To Give – Phyllis Dillon
Drive Her Home – Hopeton Lewis & U Roy
Botheration – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
Sister Big Stuff – John Holt
Pirate – The Ethiopians
Mighty Redeemer Part 1 – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
Help Me Make It Through The Night – Ken Parker
Wake Up Jamaica – Dennis Alcapone
Blackbird (Singing) – Rosalyn Sweat & The Paragons
Sunshine (On My Shoulders) – Pat Kelly
Sinners Where You Gonna Hide – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes

DISC 4: FROM THE VAULTS

Feeling Of Love –Stranger & Ken
Guns Fever (original mix – take 2) – The Baba Brooks Band
Want Me Cock (take 1) – Owen & Leon
You Wish Me Bad (take 6) – The Spanishtonians
Nuclear Weapon (original mix) – Roland Alphonso & The Baba Brooks Band
Wake Me, Shake Me (take 2) – The Zodiacs
Honey I Love (All My Tears) – Alton Ellis & The Flames
Storm Warning (take 1) – Lyn Taitt & The Boys
My True Confession (take 1) – The Silvertones
Michelle – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
Once A Man (alternate version) – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
The Lesson – The Teacher Man
Soul Love – Joey & Group 
Breaking Up (Is Hard To Do) – The Termites
There She Goes – Hopeton Lewis
What A Situation – Hopeton Lewis & Sir Lord Comic
Boys And Girls Reggae (take 3) – Phyllis Dillon & Hopeton Lewis
Cry Little Girl, Cry – Tyrone Evans
Don’t Run For A Hiding Place – The Silvertones
What Have I Done – The Versatiles
Sufferation 1969 – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
Wooden Heart (alternate version – take 3) – John Holt
Every Day Is A Holiday (alternate version) – The Sensations
Reggae Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In) (take 2) – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
Barbwire (alternate version) – Nora Dean
Chant – Duke Reid All Stars
Fire Fire (take 3) – Tony & His Group
Woman Of The Ghetto (original mix) – Phyllis Dillon
I Wish It Would Rain (rehearsal) – Pat Kelly


domingo, 20 de agosto de 2017
Posted by Monkey SKA

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