Monday, 14 July 2008

The Birmingham Beat

In the Mid 70's I used to visit Brian Harris' Mango records shop on Handsworth Lane .Brian used to import new JA pre's every week , nothing unusual about that! loads of shops in Birmingham used to do that but not many others can boast a Quality UK group of labels . Alongside Keith Thornton of Black Wax records on Lozells Road three labels were set up ,Mango,Black Wax & Locks ,here's a taster of what they issued . Brian once told me he was on the verge of releasing Burning Spear records just before Island put a bid in ,and in fact issued some Perry produced gems deemed too rootsy for Island

01 Shark Out Deh - Errol Holt LOX17
02 Chant Down Babylon - Jnr Byles WAX15
03 Black IS Our Colour - Wayne Wade MAN1005
04 Natty Bald Head - Jah Woosh LOX16
05 Satta I - Lizard WAX14
06 Leave The Studio - The Boston Brothers MAN1001
07 Not Giving Up - Leo Graham LOX12
08 The Philistines - Gregory Isaacs WAX19
09 Zone Five - Ansell Collins MAN1000
10 I'm A Natty - Jacob Miller LOX6
11 Rhodesia - The Rebels WAX16
12 Peace And Love - The Royals MAN1007
13 Black Man - Leroy Smart LOX2
14 Mother Nature - Delroy Wilson WAX20
15 Prophesy Must Fulfill - Justin Hinds MAN1004
16 Burn Babylon - Silford Walker LOX9
17 Babylon Deh Pon Fire- Truth Fact And Correct WAX18
18 Stop The War In A Babylon - James Brown MAN1011
19 When JAh Come - Devon Irons LOX14
20 Miss Wire Waist - Carl Malcolm WAX7
21 Leggo - Jah Lloyd MAN1014

Re Upped 22-5-12

http://www.mediafire.com/?cvohoobigy4eagi

15 comments:

smilingirl said...

i'm so glad you've taken the time to post these. not heard shark out deh for a long time.
many thanks

Darcy said...

Hey! just found your blog. Great stuff.
The Silford Walker 7 was just about my first ever Reggae purchase. My memory tells me I heard it on Rosko's old BBC Saturday morning show, although somehow John Peel's show would have been more likely.

jenifer said...

Hey, let me know if you want to get a promo copy of Burning Spear's new one, self-released on his new label.

jenifer
jenifer@rockpaperscissors.biz

Sammy said...

Sidewalk doctor nice selections indeed... btw could u give me a demonoid invitation? I got some upsetter stuff you haven't heard about.

Sammy
samisilla@hotmail.com

Michel LeGrisbi said...

Oh wow! I just stumbled across your blog! absolutely amazing!

for what it's worth here's a link to a part of my collection

http://rapidshare.com/files/8330858/12-09-06.rar

here's the tracklist

http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/2430/1894/1600/371541/12-09-06.jpg

Brendan M said...

great blog--thanks for posting all these gems.

Chris T said...

Keep on doing what yu doing Stevie!
Great blog.
I just sent you an email re Cornell.Looking forward to a response.Thanks for sharing.

Andy B said...

Great selection - I moved to Birmingham in the early 80s and remember buying a pile of great Mango, Locks and Black Wax sevens at discount prices in a shop up near the old Locarno. They included great tunes like Keith Poppin's Time Slipping Away and Winston Heywood's Long Long Time. On a completely different note, please can you or one of your followers help me identify the tune that is covered by Byron Lee on Soul Ska - the one that goes "Baby you don't know that you're treating me so bad" and "Why don't you tell me what wrong have I done you". For some reason I think that it was a Studio One release, possibly by the Maytals, but I haven't been able to track it down. Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!

sidewalk doctor said...

Andy
The tune you are looking for is by The Maytals ,but NOT a studio one production but a Prince Buster production ,you should be able to find it on this release http://www.roots-archives.com/release/4427/?highlight=62923
Good Luck
Steve

Andy B said...

Ta very much Steve for clearing up that mystery. I've tracked down a copy and my life is now complete. For the time being anyway!

Peter said...

Thanx i really love your Black Ark cuts nice drop ! like your blog

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VĂ­ctor said...

There is an bad block error when I try to unrar the file.
Could you upload it again?
Thanks!

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Victor
try to download it again mate I've just done it & its fine