Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Reggae Matic - Errol Scorcher


Errol is the most recent DJ I have a significant collection of so lets hear a fairly "Modern" toasting style

01 ENGINNERS AFFAIR
02 FORK HEAD
03 REGGAE MATIC
04 DANCE ALL STYLE
05 ROACH IN DE CORNER
06 ROPE IN
07 SISTER PAT
08 RUB A DUB STYLE
09 FLORA LEE
10 FROG INA WATER
11 PEACE TRUCE
12 RUKUMBINE GIRL
13 CARPENTER VERSION
14 ROCK IT NATTY
15 NATION CONNECTION
16 SCORCHER POSSE
17 CAN’T KEEP HIM DOWN
18 JOLLY BUS TING
19 WIFE AND SWEETHEART

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Early Shots Vol 1


For fans of the early DJ style this is the first of 4 volumes of "Early Shots"showcasing a whole host of Toasting tunes recorded before 1973,also I can promise more single DJ sets from the likes of Big Joe ,U roy Jnr , Dennis Alcapone ,Big Youth ,Sir Harry & more SO STAY TUNED!!!
Musical Recipe - Andy Capp
For Our Desire - King Sporty
Number One Version - Tony
Leap Year - Philip Samuels
Gift Of God - U Roy
Peyton Place - D Tony Lee
Siver & Gold - Charlie Ace
What a Lalla - Lizzy
Bigger Boss - Count Sticky
Donkey Skank - Delroy Jones
Old Kent Road Version - Jah Fender
New Kent Road -Johnny Lover
Rock My Soul - Great Aces
Warfare - Count Machouki
Crazy Baby - U Roy Jnr
Skankee - Leroy Wallace
Fugitive - Lloyd The Matador
King Boxer - Duke Larry
Upsetter Version - Dennis Alcapone
Freedom Version - Jeff Dixon

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'69 Style Vol 2

The companion volume to the last post sees a few more faves from my early record collecting times,stiil to come in this series another few from 1970 & 1971 SO STAY TUNED !!!


01 Soulful I –The Upsetters
02 Lovers Train – The Freedom Singers
03 Surfin’ – Ernest Ranglin
04 Clap Your Hands – The Ethiopians
05 Mix Up Girl – The Creations
06 Lennox Mood – Lennox Brown
07 Why Didn’t You Say – James Nephew
08 Slip Away – Slim Smith
09 Daydream – Bunny Lee All Stars
10 Long Time – The Showboys
11 Fatty – Bim & Bam
12 The Return Of Al Capone – Peter Tosh
13 Musical Gate – The Soul Rhythms
14 Jamaica – Alton Ellis
15 Bluebird – The Silvertones
16 What Am I To Do – Tony Scott
17 Oh Lord Why Lord – The Itals
18 How Long Will It Take – Pat Kelly
19 Honky - Joe’s All Stars
20 Devotion – Tony King

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Tuesday, 27 November 2007

'69 Style Vol 1

Some time ago I met an old school friend,conversation quickly turned to the music we used to listen to and my friend said he had not kept his old records,luckily I have & offered to compile a few CDs comprising music we used to listen to here is the first of 2 from 1969

0 1 tribute to a king ---------------busty brown
02 ease me up officer --------------winston Jarrett
03 black coffee -------------------winston wright
04 donkey man --------------------laurel aitken
05 machukies cooking --------------count machuki
06 my heartaches -----------------vic taylor
07 in times like these --------------silhouettes
08 please be true ------------------alexander henry
09 soul special --------------------king cannon
10 lala always stay ----------------glen & dave
11 little girl ----------------------winston groovy
12 tell me now--------------------marcia griffiths
13 cool down ----------------------winston hines
14 please please -------------------caribbeans
15 heart don’t leap ----------------dennis walks
16 i need your loving ---------------concords
17 freedom train ------------------ernest wilson
18 be yourself ---------------------ken boothe
19 devil’s disciple ------------------lester stirling
20 whip cracker -------------------don d junior

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Girls Rush - Lloyd Clarke


To my knowledge Lloyd Clarke did not release any LPs of his work so here is a unique opportunity to hear one of the foundation artists of JA music.
Here’s a compilation I’ve been meaning to do for a long time & finally got round to it.
“Girls Rush” featuring one of my favourite Ska Stars Lloyd Clarke, of course I don’t have a picture of Lloyd nor hardly any info about him .In Dave Katz’ “Solid Foundation” the only mention of Lloyd is in relation to Lester Sterling’s first foray into Studio One where he thinks a vocal was being put down by Lloyd, but to my knowledge Lloyd didn’t record for Dodd .No mention in “Rough Guide” or “People Funny Boy” so the only other piece of info I have comes from the sleeve notes of “Trench Town Ska” in which its noted that Lloyd used to stay with Theo Beckford & didn’t have a day job because he only liked to sing ,well I for one am glad about that because I think he has a very distinctive voice

01 LOVE YOU THE MOST
02 PARAPINTO BOOGIE
03 PENITENTIARY SHUFFLE
04BAD WEED
05 SERPENT SHUFFLE
06FACE MAN
07 BEST THINGS IN LIFE
08 FELLOW JAMAICAN
09 GIRLS RUSH
10 SHIRLEY IS DEAD
11 HE’S COMING
12 JAPANESE GIRL
13 IT TAKES A FRIEND
14 NOW I KNOW THE REASON
15 YOU’RE A CHEAT
16 SUMMERTIME
17 FOOLS DAY
18 LOVE YOU (with YVONNE)
19 LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
20 GOOD MORNING
21 THREE MEN
22 YOUNG LOVE
23 LIVING AMONG THE DEAD
24 SUMMERTIME (ROCKSTEADY CUT)
25 PARRO SAW THE LIGHT
26 LOVE YOU THE MOST (ROCKSTEADY CUT)

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DJ Relay

Here’s a different idea Take a DJ, give him a Rhythm then after doing his thing on it hand it to the next DJ for his take on that same Rhythm
Starting with my favourite DJ I Roy on a Bunny Lee produced cut of Delroy Wilson’s version of “Can I Change My Mind” then pass it on to Big Joe for his version , then pick another Rhythm to pass on to the next DJ until we return to I Roy so 12 DJs & 12 different Rhythms

1 ROSE OF SHERON ------------I ROY
2 QUATTIE BUY TROUBLE ----BIG JOE
3 KISSING VERSION -----------BIG JOE
4 KISS ME VERSION - ----------DELROY JONES
5 ZION TRAIN ------------------DELROY JONES
6 COLLEGE GIRL ---------------DENNIS ALCAPONE
7 ITAL GIRL --------------------DENNIS ALCAPONE
8 QUICK AND SLICK -----------WINSTON SCOTLAND
9 MY LITTLE FILLY -----------WINSTON SCOTLAND
10 GOD IS STANDING BY ------DILLINGER
11 SLIPE PEN ROAD BLOCK ----DILLINGER
12 HOW LONG JAH JAH --------JAH STITCH
13 DANGER ZONE CHAPTER 3 -JAH STITCH
14 DANGER ZONE CHAPTER 4 -SHORTY THE PRESIDENT
15 BEAST FROM THE EAST ----SHORTY THE PRESIDENT
16 HIGH EXPLOSION ----------LLOYD YOUNG
17 HIT ME JACK ---------------LLOYD YOUNG
18 NOT LONG AGO ------------BIG YOUTH
19 I PRAY THEE CONTINUALLY --BIG YOUTH
20 TOWN WITOUT PITY ----------SIR HARRY
21 PLAYING ON STRONG ---------SIR HARRY
22 FREE FROM CHAINS -----------PRINCE JAZZBO
23 STEP FORWARD YOUTH -------PRINCE JAZZBO
24 FORWARD I MAN BACK A YARD -I ROY

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Thursday, 22 November 2007

The Kong Konnection


Leslie Kong seems to have been one of the better JA producers to work with, it's rumoured he paid ontime & at a good rate so he was favoured by consistantly good performances for his unusually loyal artists these included Derrick Morgan, Desmond Dekker & The Maytals to name a few ,all the tunes on this compilation were released in the UK on the Pyramid label which had no JA counterpart.Leslie only released tunes on the Beverley's label in JA unlike his counterparts who released tunes on a variety of their own labels.
Beverley's originally operated from a Kingston ice cream parlour so "Stop Me & Listen To This"
1 DENHAM TOWN – WINSTON & GEORGE
2 MIDDLE EAST – ROLAND ALPHONSO
3 EL TORO – ROLAND ALPHONSO
4 SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME – NORMAN GRANT
5 JUNGLE BIT – ROLAND ALPHONSO
6 TOUGHER THAN TOUGH – DERRICK MORGAN
7 SONG FOR MY FATHER – ROLAND ALPHONSO
8 FINE FINE FINE – FREDDIE MCLEAN
9 COURT DISMISS – DERRICK MORGAN
10 PRETTY AFRICAN – DESMOND DEKKER
11 GOVERN YOUR MOUTH – GEORGE DEKKER
12 ETERNAL LOVE – AUSTIN FAITHFUL
13 GOODNIGHT MY LOVE – ROLAND ALPHONSO
14 YOU’RE TREATING ME BAD – GEORGE DEKKER
15 PEACE AND LOVE – ROLAND ALPHONSO
16 STRUGGLE – MAYTALS
17 STREAM OF LIFE – ROLAND ALPHONSO
18 REBORN – MAYTALS
19 PEE PEE CLUCK – PIONEERS

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Swing A Ling - Charley Ace


I've always been fascinated by Toasters a uniquely JA phenomenon and Charley is one of the originals, probably better known for his Swing A Ling Van he's recorded some fine tunes have a listen to these



· CREATION VERSION
· MUSICAL CHALICE
· SILVER & GOLD
· NEED NO WHIP
· LOVERS AFFAIR
· GRINE GRINE
· DO SOMETHING
· BOOKS OF BOOKS
· HARDER THEY COME
· HOT NUMBER
· ONTARIUS VERSION
· SHOCK & SHAKE
· MAIL MAN
· MUSICAL COMBINATION
· COUNTRY BOY
· COW THIEF SKANK
· BIG TONGUE BUSTER
· 10 COMMANDMENTS OF JOSHUA
· MAKE IT LOVE
· REAL RED
GUN COURT AFFAIR

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Jamaican Serenades Vol 15


I contributed a few times to this series of Jamaican Instrumentals so I'll be uploading a few more later but here is the first one I compiled with tunes from the early Ska days to the Mid 70's


merry twist - derrick morgan
vat 7 - beverley's all stars
going west - buster's all stars
thunderball - bobby aitken's group
peace & love - r alphonso
the brush - lyn tait
patricia - ike bennett
soul glide - neville hinds
bumble bee - crystalites
tribute to sir alex - johnny moore
soul trombone - sound dimension
lovers mood - lenox brown
dark of the moon - jackie mittoo
strings & things - tommy mccook
castle rock - richard ace
drummer roach - gladstone anderson
school days - augustus pablo
eviction in trenchtown - jah maker
sitting by the wayside - tony washington
lava - soul syndicate
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Grandad's Grooves


Maybe if you had a "Groovy Grandad" these are the tunes he would have listened to in his heyday!


01 Little Princess – Lord Creator
02 Away From It All – Don Drummond
03 What’ll I Do – Bobby Aitken & Tince
04 Don’t Come Back – Karl Walker
05 Come On Baby- Owen Gray
06 Bellylick – Orville Alphonso
07 Senorita – Senoir Pablo
08 I’m A Warrior – Theophilus Beckford & Lloyd Clarke
09 Gujara Ska – The Soul Brothers
10 The Blues Have Got Me Down – Lord Tanamo
11 Beggars Are no Choosers – Prince Buster
12 Petty Baby – Higgs & Wilson
13 A Thousand Teardrops – The Rhythm Aces
14 Downbeat Special – Roland Alphonso
15 Dig My Jive – Duke White
16 Musical Sermon – Baba Brooks
17 It Makes Me Mad – Keith & George
18 Crown Me – Stranger Cole
19 Hometown – Laurel Aitken
20 Darling – Girl Satchmo
21 Gonna Look For My Girl – Dee’s Group
22 One Night Baby – Basil Gabbidon
23 Backbeat - Roland Alphonso
24 Tell Me Darling – Wilfred Edwards
25 Yours – Alton & Eddy
26 Ska All Over The World – Jimmy Cliff
27 Give To Get – Shenley Duffus

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Listening Is Not A Gamble

1 LOVE IS NOT A GAMBLE – TECHNIQUES & RANKING TREVOR
2 NATTY DON’T MAKE WAR – LITTLE JOE
3 IMMIGRATION – EARL SIXTEEN
4 MOUTH OF THE WICKED – DENNIS PEART
5 SAVE THE CHILDREN – VOICE OF THE TRINITY
6 JAH STATION – JOHNNY LOVER
7 HARD LUCK STORY – ERROL DUNKLEY & JAH STITCH
8 BACKRA MASSA – CLAUDIUS LINTON
9 JAH JAH DELIVER US – KEITH GOODE
10 JAH MAN OF CALVARY – MICHEAL RAS STAR
11 BLACK SKIN – SONNY WASHINGTON
12 RASTA SPIRIT – ALTON ELLIS
13 GOLDEN STOOL – BIM SHERMAN
14 SHOW A LITTLE LOVE – DILLINGER
15 RESCUE JAH CHILDREN – JUNIOR MURVIN
16 COMING OF JAH – HERBERT CHANG
17 THAT’S PROPHESY – I ROY
18 I’VE MADE UP MY MIND – ENOS MCLEOD
19 JAH SAY LOVE – TWO PLUS ONE
20 GATES OF ZION – WELL PLEASED AND SATISFIED

A Collection of 70's style tunes and as the title says well worth a gamble to download & listen
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Monday, 19 November 2007

Oswald “Baba” Brooks
In my opinion one of the Great JA Hornsmen alongside Tommy McCook & Roland Alphonso but unlike Roland & Tommy a little overlooked ,I know of no LP credited solely to Baba .He is credited on Prince Buster’s “What A Hard Man Fe Dead” LP & I have heard the Prince rate Baba in an interview so I guess he could be featured on any number of “Prince Buster All Stars” singles , he also features on The Techniques “Little Did You Know “ LP ,and I think he was Duke Reid’s arranger until The Skatalites split &Tommy McCook came over to Treasure Isle, from there he moved over to work with Sonia Pottinger at “Gayfeet” continuing to cut some great tunes into the Rocksteady Period , so here’s a taster

01 Open The Door
02 Musical Sermon
03 Catch A Fire
04 Boat Ride
05 Teenage Ska
06 Cast Off
07 Musical Communion
08 Take Five
09 Workshop
10 Spider
11 Girls Town Ska
12 Virginia Ska
13 Melody Jamboree
14 Greenfield Ska
15 Dreadnaught
16 Independence Ska
17 Portrait Of My Love
18 Vitamin A
19 The Mood I'm In
20 Cocktails For Two
21 Key To The City
22 Jelly Bean
23 Faberge
24 Special Event
25 Smokin' Ska
26 Deadfall
27 Nightmare

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as always I’ve included a cover & tracklist

Friday, 16 November 2007

Doctor Bird

Lets kick off with a compilation I did some time ago , focusing on the "Doctor Bird" label operated in the 1960's by Graeme Goodall which released some fabulous singles between 1966 & 1969 there seems to have been a connection with Sonia Pottinger's "Gayfeet" label in JA as her productions make up the bulk of the releases but with a few Studio One & Treasure Isle as well as a few smaller labels in the mix it's a cracking label


FIRST SESSION – BABA BROOKS
SUFFERER'S CHOICE – ROLAND ALPHONSO
SKA-ING WEST – SIR LORD COMIC
HEARTACHES – NORMA FRAZER
IT'S REAL – SILVERTONES
NOTHING SWEETER – ALTON & THE FLAMES
HIGHER THE MONKEY CLIMBS – JUSTIN HINDS
IF I DIDN'T LOVE YOU – ERIC MORRIS
JEZEBEL – LLOYD & GLEN
LET THEM HAVE A HOME – UPSETTERS
YOU TOOK MY LOVE – PATSY
I'M THE WINNER – ROY SHIRLEY
A THING CALLED SOUL – SENSATIONS
NYAH BONGO –COUNT OSSIE
LONESOME LOVER – AL & THE VIBRATORS
REVELATION – ALVA LEWIS
COOL NIGHT – JAMAICANS
COOL IT – DERMOT LYNCH
I NEED YOUR LOVING – GAYLADS
CRIME DON'T PAY – KINGSTONIANS
YOU ARE MY ONLY LOVE – MELODIANS
I'M NOT LOSING YOU – ETHIOPIANS

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Thursday, 15 November 2007

As a life long fan of Jamaican Music I thought I would use this site to share some of the highlights of my collecting ,this will usually consist of a compilation CD of some of my collection which consists mainly of 7" singles ,the very lifeblood of JA music.

I hope this will give other people an opportunity to hear some great music that they would not hear otherwise