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DanceCrasher http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk patient man ride donkey Wed, 25 Oct 2017 22:55:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hot Shots and Dub http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2017/hot-shots-and-dub/ http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2017/hot-shots-and-dub/#respond Wed, 25 Oct 2017 22:55:00 +0000 http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/?p=16130 Doctor Bird continue to build an impressive catalogue of vintage Jamaican music, they have two new CD’s out on November 10th.

Various Artists – Hot Shots Of Reggae

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Doctor Bird continue to build an impressive catalogue of vintage Jamaican music, they have two new CD’s out on November 10th.

Various Artists – Hot Shots Of Reggae

A quality selection of Lesley Kong productions first released in 1970 on Trojan in the UK and on Kong’s own Beverley’s imprint (as Original Reggae Hot Shots) in Jamaica. This edition collects the original 12 tracks and adds another 13 Lesley Kong productions from the same era. There are plenty of gems here, massive hits from the Maytals (Monkey Man) and the Melodians (Sweet Sensation) alongside stone cold classics from the Gaylads (This Time I Won’t Hurt You), Delroy Wilson (Show Me The Way) and Bruce Ruffin (Dry Up Your Tears). If there is a weakness it’s the instrumentals, the rhythms may be classics but these always sound like they were going through the motions and don’t have that edge that many other producers of the era managed to bring.

This comes with a 12 page booklet with illustrations of both the UK and Jamaican album sleeves, plenty of label pictures etc. and sleeve notes from Lawrence Cane-Honeysett.

1. Freedom Street – Ken Boothe
2. Sweet Sensation – the Melodians
3. Monkey Man – the Maytals
4. Why Baby Why – Ken Boothe
5. Cotton Dandy – Ansel Collins & the Beverley’s All Stars
6. So Much Love – Joe White
7. She’s My Scorcher – the Maytals
8. Simmer Down Quashie – the Pioneers
9. There’s a Fire – the Gaylads
10. Show Me the Way – Delroy Wilson
11. This Time I Won’t Hurt You – the Gaylads
12. I’m the One – Bruce Ruffin
13. Drums of Freedom – Ken Boothe
14. High Voltage – Ansel Collins
15. I’ll Need You Tomorrow – the Kingstonians
16. (Heavy Load) Don’t Get Weary – Carl Dawkins
17. Double Shot – Beverley’s All Stars
18. Lick It Back – the Clarendonians
19. Jaga Jaga War – the Wanderers
20. Night of Love – Ansel Collins
21. Hoola Bulla – the Slickers
22. Gimme Gimme Gal (Banana Water) – the Mellotones
23. Wiggle Waggle – the Wanderers
24. Moon Dust – Ansel Collins
25. Dry Up Your Tears – Bruce Ruffin

Dubb Everlasting/Dub Expression

Two dub LP’s collected together on one CD, original released circa 1977/1978. These are Sonia Pottinger productions recorded at Treasure Isle studio with the Revolutionaries band and mixed by Errol Brown.

Dub Expression is definitely the stronger of the two sets so it’s a little surprising this is the second one on the collection. That said, it’s also been reissued individually on vinyl/CD by Dub Store of Japan recently so they’ve somewhat stolen the march on Doctor Bird. Weather Doctor Bird know this is another matter as they continue to claim “All tracks unavailable in any format since the 1970’s”. Oh well.

Controversies aside Dub Expression is a stormer so buy it without hesitation.

[Dubb Everlasting]
1. Babylon Dubbing
2. Escape Affair
3. Biblical Dub
4. Easy Locks
5. Living Strings
6. Eva a Dub
7. Mariguana Affair
8. Dub Due
9. Winning Dub
10. 37 Orange Street
11. Spinning Dub
[Dub Expression]
12. The Gun Court Dub
13. Ital Stew
14. Super Tracks
15. Dread at the Controls
16. Ghetto Dub
17. Ranking Marshall
18. Down Town Thing
19. Bond Street Rock
20. Melodious Dub
21. Mark Dis Yah Dub

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Mods Buy Ska http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2017/mods-buy-ska/ http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2017/mods-buy-ska/#comments Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:18:44 +0000 http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/?p=16107 Copasetic! The Mod Ska Sound These themed compilations feel like they are scrapping the bottom of the barrel sometimes but Trojan obviously know their business better than I do and as they have been packaging new “Mod” releases every few years since the very early 2000’s, someone is definitely buying them.

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Copasetic! The Mod Ska Sound
These themed compilations feel like they are scrapping the bottom of the barrel sometimes but Trojan obviously know their business better than I do and as they have been packaging new “Mod” releases every few years since the very early 2000’s, someone is definitely buying them.

Copasetic! is a nicely packaged double CD set with no less than 56 ska and rocksteady classics. This is mostly familiar stuff but it’s all top quality, as is the 16 page booklet with sleeve notes by Mike Atherton and plenty of great photo’s and label illustrations. Retailing at between £7 and £8 it’s a bit of a steal too so there really is no reason to complain.

Copasetic! The Mod Ska Sound is released on 24 November 2017.

Previous “Mod” compilations on Trojan

  • Trojan – Mod Reggae Box Set (2002)
  • Trojan Mod Reggae Vol. 2 Box Set (2005)
  • The Trojan Mod Reggae Collection (2009)
  • Sounds & Pressure: Mod-Reggae (2010)
  • Trojan Presents: Mod Ska – 40 Original Ska Anthems (2015)

Disc 1:
1. 007 (Shanty Town) – Desmond Dekker
2. Contact (with Baba Brooks & His Recording Band) – Roy Richards
3. Housewife’s Choice – Derrick & Patsy
4. Guns Fever – The Baba Brooks Band
5. Copasetic – The Rulers
6. Independence Ska (El Pussycat) – Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band
7. Bonanza Ska – Carlos Malcolm & His Afro-Jamaican Rhythms
8. Keep the Pressure On – Winston & George
9. Ska Jam – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
10. Dreader Than Dread – Honey Boy Martin & The Voices
11. Teenage Ska – The Baba Brooks Band
12. The Higher the Monkey Climbs – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
13. Blazing Fire – Derrick Morgan
14. Rocket Ship – Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
15. Big Bamboo – Lord Creator
16. King Size Ska – Baba Brooks & His Band
17. Soldiers Take Over – The Rio Grandes
18. Penny Reel-O – Eric Morris, Arthur Reid
19. Faberge – Baba Brooks & His Band
20. Don’t Be a Rude Boy – The Rulers
21. Mount Zion – Desmond Dekker & The Four Aces
22. Renegade – The Zodiacs & The Baba Brooks Band
23. Tougher Than Tough (Rudie in Court) – Derrick Morgan
24. Inez – Tommy McCook & Lester Sterling
25. The Jerk – Derrick Harriott & The Audley Williams Combo
26. My True Confession – The Silvertones, Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
27. On the Move – Roland Alphonso & The Beverley’s All Stars
28. I’m In the Mood for Love – Lord Tanamo
Disc: 2
1. Nuclear Weapon – Roland Alphonso & The Baba Brooks Band
2. Wise Man – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
3. Forward March – Derrick Morgan
4. We Are Rolling (Under the Tree of Life) – Stranger Cole
5. Rudies All Around – Joe White
6. Storm Warning – Lyn Taitt & The Comets
7. Rudie Gets Plenty – The Spanishtonians
8. Out of Space – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
9. Come Down (Pomps and Pride) – Lord Tanamo
10. Botheration (Ska Version) – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
11. University Goes Ska – Don Drummond
12. Wrong’em Boyo – The Rulers
13. Guantanamera Ska – Roland Alphonso & The Beverley’s All Stars
14. Something You’ve Got – Alton Ellis & The Flames
15. One Eyed Giant – The Baba Brooks Band
16. Honour Your Mother and Father – Desmond Dekker
17. Hi Life – The Granville Williams Orchestra
18. Denham Town – Winston & George
19. (Gun Fever) Blam Blam Fever – The Valentines
20. Duck Soup – Baba Brooks & His Band
21. Man to Man – Lord Creator
22. If You Want Pardon – Higgs & Wilson
23. Good News – The Skatalites
24. Judge Dread In Court – Derrick Morgan
25. Here I Stand – Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
26. Yeah Yeah – The Riots
27. Rudy Got Soul – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
28. Rudy, A Message To You – Dandy Livingstone

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A Box Of Treasure http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2017/a-box-of-treasure/ http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2017/a-box-of-treasure/#respond Sun, 01 Oct 2017 19:18:17 +0000 http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/?p=16090 Treasure Isle Ska Rarities: The 7″ Vinyl Box Set They like a good box set down at Trojan Records and whilst not cheap (it’s currently advertised at £43.50 on the Pledge Music site) this one is good enough and will be well worth a look when it is issued at the end of this month.

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Treasure Isle Ska Rarities: The 7″ Vinyl Box Set
They like a good box set down at Trojan Records and whilst not cheap (it’s currently advertised at £43.50 on the Pledge Music site) this one is good enough and will be well worth a look when it is issued at the end of this month.

Ten 7″ vinyl singles with reproduction Treasure Isle or Dutchess labels and card Treasure Isle sleeves housed in an attractive looking box with a fold out insert with sleeve notes by Brian Keyo.

Most tunes here are advertised as alternate cuts and whilst some are very similar to their better known versions a few are noticeably different. There are also a handful of previously unreleased recordings such as What A Bailing (AKA Ninety One) by the Duke Reid Group and The Army Is Searching by one Basil Caral & Group. These unreleased tracks are vocals and are easily of the same standard as the vast majority of ska vocals from the period – so no mutton dressed as lamb, these really do deserve their belated issue.

Nothing here is completely mind blowing but that said it’s all good stuff and there are definitely no clunkers either. This is a quality release that gives the music the respect it deserves and I for one could listen to different takes of Renegade by the Zodiacs or True Confession by the Silvertones all day long – so what’s not to like? Treasure Isle Ska Rarities: The 7″ Vinyl Box Set is set for full release on 27 October 2017.

DISC 1:
A. Practice What You Preach – Owen & Leon Silvera
B. I’m All Alone (aka No Family) (take 1) – Frank Cosmo

DISC 2:
A. Love Me Or Leave Me (take 1) – Owen & Leon Silvera
B. Sing Ting Bury Yuh (aka Burial) (alternate take) – Duke Reid & His Group

DISC 3:
A. Thinking Of The Future – Stranger Cole
B. Use Your Head (take 2) – Duke Reid & His Group

DISC 4:
A. What A Bailing (aka Ninety One) (take 1) – The Duke Reid Group
B. You Wish Me Bad (take 6) – The Spanishtonians

DISC 5:
A. Always Remember Me (take 2) – Stranger Cole
B. Want Me Cock (take 1) – Owen & Leon Silvera

DISC 6:
A. Oh Misery (take 2) – The Duke Reid Group
B. Fooling Around – The Rio Grandes

DISC 7:
A. Renegade (take 1) – The Zodiacs
B. Smokey Ska (take 1) – The Baba Brooks Band

DISC 8:
A. ‘Til My Dying Day – Winston Riley & Slim Smith
B. Road To Nowhere (aka Western Flyer) (original mix) – Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band

DISC 9:
A. My True Confession (take 1) – The Silvertones
B. (How) Know Your Friend (take 1) – Derrick Morgan

DISC 10:
A. The Army is Searching (take 2) – Basil Caral & Group
B. Storm Warning (take 1) – Lyn Taitt & The Boys

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All Aboard The Psychedelic Train http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2017/all-aboard-the-psychedelic-train/ http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2017/all-aboard-the-psychedelic-train/#respond Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:32:31 +0000 http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/?p=16062 Doctor Bird Records (a division of Cherry Red) continue their skillful plundering of the Trojan archives with a couple of new CD’s out on October 13th. As usual they’ve selected a couple of classic LP’s and have put them together with a selection of bonus tracks, we get Various Artists – Gay Feet – Every Night and Derrick Harriot & the Crystalites – Psychedelic Train.

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Doctor Bird Records (a division of Cherry Red) continue their skillful plundering of the Trojan archives with a couple of new CD’s out on October 13th. As usual they’ve selected a couple of classic LP’s and have put them together with a selection of bonus tracks, we get Various Artists – Gay Feet – Every Night and Derrick Harriot & the Crystalites – Psychedelic Train.

Psychedelic Train is the pick of the two here and always was a first class release. The original 12 tracks along with 13 bonus ones make this even more enjoyable and a strong contender for reissue of the year. Derrick Harriott had that rare talent of being a capable producer and a top notch vocalist and this is demonstrated time after time here with superb interpretations of soul classics and equally soulful original compositions. We jump around in time periods between 1967 and 1971 but whilst the differences between rocksteady classics like The Loser and more funky early 70’s reggae cuts like Groovy Situation and Slave are obvious Harriot’s voice brings these together in a way that seems logical and completely natural. I love it.

Tracklist
1. Psychedelic Train, Part One
2. No Man Is An Island
3. Laugh It Off
4. Message from the 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
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

The Gay Feet Every Night LP was issued in the UK on the original Doctor Bird label circa 1965 (and on Gay Feet in Jamaica) and was the first compilation of releases by the first lady of Jamaican producers, the great Sonia Pottinger.

It’s never been reissued as far as I know so whilst this is a bit of a mixed bag it deserves the Doctor Bird reissue treatment and there is enough here to interest most fans of sixties Jamaican sounds. The original 12 tracks and 12 extras includes more than a few killers including Faberge and Musical Sermon by Baba Brooks and Heartaches by the Techniques.

Tracklist
1. Every Night – Joe White & Chuck
2. 1st Session – Baba Brooks
3. By the Sea – The Saints
4. Mosquito Jump Up – Baba Brooks
5. Hold Your Head in Front – Joe White & Chuck
6. Bugle Boy – Baba Brooks
7. Faberge – Baba Brooks
8. Heartaches – The Techniques
9. What Must I Say – Claudelle Clarke
10. Pretty Boy – Baba Brooks
11. What Love Can Do – The Techniques
12. Ki Salavoca – Baba Brooks
13. Contact – Roy Richards & Baba Brooks
14. The Scratch – Granville Williams
15. Lollipop Tonight – Ken Boothe & Roy Shirley
16. Cocktails for Two – Sammy Ismay
17. King Size – Baba Brooks
18. One Nation (We’re Marching On) – Joe White & Chuck
19. Lavender Blue (Blues) – Baba Brooks
20. Open the Door – Baba Brooks
21. Brown Eyes – The Saints
22. Maureen – Roy Richards
23. The Jerk – Granville Williams
24. Musical Sermon – Baba Brooks

Both releases come with booklets with sleeve notes by Laurence Cane-Honeysett and Mike Atherton respectively. The booklets have plenty of great illustrations including lots of original label images and the original front and back sleeve illustrations.

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Sufferer/Dancing Down Orange Street CD Releases http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2017/suffererdancing-down-orange-street-cd-releases/ http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2017/suffererdancing-down-orange-street-cd-releases/#respond Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:51:24 +0000 http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/?p=15874 Another two fine CD reissues from Doctor Bird, part of the Cherry Red group. Due out on the 8 September 2017:

The Kingstonians – Sufferer The classic LP complete as first released in 1970 together with 12 additional cuts on one CD. These are either recordings by the Kingstonians or instrumental versions of tracks from their LP by the Crystalites.

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Another two fine CD reissues from Doctor Bird, part of the Cherry Red group. Due out on the 8 September 2017:

The Kingstonians – Sufferer
The classic LP complete as first released in 1970 together with 12 additional cuts on one CD. These are either recordings by the Kingstonians or instrumental versions of tracks from their LP by the Crystalites.

This is packaged with the original sleeve, front and back on the booklet. There are sleeve notes by Laurence Cane-Honeysett, illustrated with a great selection of original label and sleeve pictures.

Original Album
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
12. Nice Nice
Bonus Tracks
13. Kiss a Little Finger – Kingstonians
14. Undertaker’s Burial (Singer Man) – Crystalites
15. Splash Down (Sufferer) – Crystalites
16. Sic Him Rover (Hold Down) – Crystalites
17. Right from Wrong – Kingstonians
18. The Bad (Winey Winey) – Crystalites
19. Musical Madness (The Clip) – Crystalites
20. Rumble Version 2 (Rumble Rumble) – Crystalites
21. Barefoot Brigade (Nice Nice) – Crystalites
22. Out There – Kingstonians
23. Out There Version II – Crystalites
24. Version from 3 – Kingstonians (Medley of Sufferer, Winey Winey and Singer Man)

Various Artists – Dancing Down Orange Street
First issued in 1969 on Trojan’s High Note subsidiary Dancing Down Orange Street collected Sonia Pottinger productions most of which had been released on the Doctor Bird and High Note labels in the UK.

It is released here with 13 additional tracks, again all Sonia Pottinger productions and all originally released on High Note 7″s in the UK. This is well packaged with sleeve notes by Andy Lambourn and Marc Griffiths in a booklet full of label images and artist photos.

Original Album
1. That’s Life – Delano Stewart
2. Somewhere – Ken Boothe
3. Heartaches – The Melodians
4. Tell Me Baby – Delano Stewart
5. It Hurts (Instr.) – The Soul Rhythms
6. Lady With The Starlight – Ken Boothe
7. Look Pon You – The Conquerors
8. Live Good – Ken Boothe
9. All For One (If I’m In A Corner) – The Afrotones
10. Put Yourself In My Place (Instr.) – The Soul Rhythms
11. Lonely – The Melodians
12. I’m The One Who Loves You – Delroy Wilson
Bonus Tracks
13. It Hurts (I’ve Been Hurt) – Delroy Wilson
14. Rocking Sensations – Delano Stewart
15. We Were Lovers – Patsy
16. Round Seven – The Soul Rhythms
17. If You Can’t Beat Them Join Them – The Conquerors
18. Let’s Have Some Fun – Delano Stewart
19. Mary Mary – The Beltones
20. Put Yourself In My Place – Delroy Wilson
21. Give Me A Chance – Delano Stewart & Patsy
22. National Lottery – The Soul Rhythms
23. Anywhere You Want To Go – The Conquerors
24. Going Away – The Beltones
25. Dance With Me – Delano Stewart

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Lee Perry: The Trojan Album Collection (1971-1973) http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2017/lee-perry-the-trojan-album-collection-1971-1973/ http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2017/lee-perry-the-trojan-album-collection-1971-1973/#respond Sun, 03 Sep 2017 15:15:27 +0000 http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/?p=15860 Out at the end of the month a double CD featuring four Upsetter LP’s originally issued between ’71 and ’73. Unimaginatively titled The Trojan Albums Collection this set features Africa’s Blood, Battle Axe, Rhythm Shower and Double Seven in their entirety, a total of 53 tracks.

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Out at the end of the month a double CD featuring four Upsetter LP’s originally issued between ’71 and ’73. Unimaginatively titled The Trojan Albums Collection this set features Africa’s Blood, Battle Axe, Rhythm Shower and Double Seven in their entirety, a total of 53 tracks.

Africa’s Blood, Battle Axe and Double Seven were all long players Scratch compiled for Trojan Records back in the day as part of his contract with them. Rhythm Shower had Trojan stampers made up and apparently some blank label test pressings appeared but it never saw a full release in the UK and was only issued in limited quantities (using the Trojan stampers) in Jamaica.

Presented with a full colour sixteen page booklet with sleeve notes written by Laurence Cane-Honeysett and plenty of artist pictures and label illustrations this is a nicely put together set that gives the music the respect it so rightly deserves.

All four of these LP’s have all been reissued in various forms over the years but not all are readily available these days so if you don’t have them then now is your chance. Lee Perry: The Trojan Album Collection (1971-1973) is released on double CD by Trojan Records on the 29 September.

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Harry J Classics on Doctor Bird http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2017/harry-j-classics-on-doctor-bird/ http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2017/harry-j-classics-on-doctor-bird/#respond Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:12:26 +0000 http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/?p=15827 Cherry Red Records have reactivated the Doctor Bird label to reissue music licensed from Trojan. Released on 11 August we have two classic LP’s of Harry J material on one CD: No More Heartaches and What Am I To Do. These LP’s were originally issued in 1969 and 1970 respectively and featured the very strongest of Harry J’s productions from 1968 and ’69 (apart from Liquidator of course).

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Cherry Red Records have reactivated the Doctor Bird label to reissue music licensed from Trojan. Released on 11 August we have two classic LP’s of Harry J material on one CD: No More Heartaches and What Am I To Do. These LP’s were originally issued in 1969 and 1970 respectively and featured the very strongest of Harry J’s productions from 1968 and ’69 (apart from Liquidator of course).

The majority of these tunes have been re-released multiple times over the years but it’s nice to have them presented as they were on those classic LP’s.

Tracklist:
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
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

Also available on Doctor Bird from the 11 August is a CD featuring two Marcia Griffiths LP’s; Naturally and Stepping. Originally released in 1978 and 1979 respectively and produced by Sonia Pottinger.

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A box of Rocksteady http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2016/a-box-of-rocksteady/ http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2016/a-box-of-rocksteady/#respond Mon, 02 May 2016 09:26:00 +0000 http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/?p=15577 As part of Record Store Day last month 17 North Parade (part of VP) released a seven disc box set of Rocksteady 7″s titled First Class Rocksteady. There are still copies available in some stores so keep a look out. The full track listing is as follows:

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As part of Record Store Day last month 17 North Parade (part of VP) released a seven disc box set of Rocksteady 7″s titled First Class Rocksteady. There are still copies available in some stores so keep a look out. The full track listing is as follows:

  1. The Return Of Ezekial – The Jupiters
    Dreader Than Dread – Honey Boy Martin
  2. Live And Love – Carlton Manning
    ABC Rocksteady – The Gaylads
  3. The Russians Are Coming – Val Bennett
    The Great Musical Battle – Derrick Morgan
  4. Last Train To Expo 67 – The Melodians
    Last Train To Ecstasy – The Melodians
  5. Take It Easy – Hopeton Lewis
    Sounds And Pressure – Hopeton Lewis
  6. Born To Love You – The Sensations
    Long Time Me No See You Girl – The Sensations
  7. Please Stop Your Lying – Errol Dunkley
    You’re Gonna Need Me – Errol Dunkley

There are really too many highlights here to talk about all of the tunes but the Carlton Manning is superb, it was his first release that predates his Carlton & His Shoes releases. The second piece to Last train To Expo 67, Last train To Ecstasy by The Melodians is always in demand and something of a legend. Finally Long Time Me No See You Girl by The Sensations was number two in the Dancecrasher top 100 Rocksteady tunes list and on many days it would probably make number one.

Carlton Manning – Live And Love

All the 7″s are on reproduction labels and the pack comes with seven vintage style Jamaican Postcards plus a download code so you can get the MP3’s of the tracks at no extra cost. The sound quality is generally great though the Carlton Manning tune is a bit muddy and the stereo mix of Sounds And Pressure is a little off putting.

Overall this is a lovely little box that does full justice the the wonderful music it contains, get a copy if you can.

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Lord Tanamo has died http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2016/lord-tanamo-has-died/ http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2016/lord-tanamo-has-died/#respond Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:23:03 +0000 http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/?p=15549 Lord Tanamo died in Canada last Tuesday RIP.

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100 greatest tunes released by Pama – Part 2 http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2016/100-greatest-tunes-released-by-pama-part-2/ http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/2016/100-greatest-tunes-released-by-pama-part-2/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2016 23:27:07 +0000 http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/?p=15459 The latest installment of the Pama top 100 is on line now. See numbers 90-81 here. The remaining tunes will go on line on a weekly basis so watch this space.

See the full list to date here.

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The latest installment of the Pama top 100 is on line now. See numbers 90-81 here. The remaining tunes will go on line on a weekly basis so watch this space.

See the full list to date here.

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