BIG JOE – AMERICAN PUM PUM + UNKNOWN ARTIST

BIG JOE – AMERICAN PUM PUM + UNKNOWN ARTIST

    A: Big Joe / Senators - American Pum pum B: Unknown - unknown   Two further tracks from the Errol T/Randy's camp, on which fun is had on top of the 'Bum Ball' riddim. On one side Brother Winston gives Bredda T some advice on how to score American Pum Pum, although...

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CHARLIE ACE & JOHNNY LOVER – RIDE ON JOHNNY

CHARLIE ACE & JOHNNY LOVER – RIDE ON JOHNNY

  A: Charlie Ace & Johnny Lover - Ride on Johnny B: version   Charlie Ace and Johnny Lover are often mixed up. So much so, that even Joe Gibbs couldn't tell them apart, as proven by the credit to Johnnie Lover on 'Straight to the head/Two edged sword', which actually featured...

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PEPPERLITES – HIJACKED / LIFE IS DOWN IN DENVER

PEPPERLITES – HIJACKED / LIFE IS DOWN IN DENVER

  A: Pepperlites - Hijacked B: Joe Gibbs Allstars - Life is down in Denver   'Mayday, mayday, Cuba do you read me, this is flight 727, we have been hijacked..' Thus goes the introduction of one of the foundation tunes that got me hooked on Joe Gibbs' productions. It took me more...

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SIR LORD COMIC – DOCTOR FEELGOOD

SIR LORD COMIC – DOCTOR FEELGOOD

A: Sir Lord Comic - Doctor Feelgood B: Reggae Boys - Reggae Train   Sir Lord Comic jivetalks Nicky Thomas' 'Don't touch me' to great heights in his own distinguished style. I haven't a clue what he's on about in the spoken intro - "hey Georgie, take this advice of a closet full a clothes,...

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PETER TOSH – COLLIE WEED / HE’S SO GOOD TO ME

PETER TOSH – COLLIE WEED  / HE’S SO GOOD TO ME

A: Peter Tosh - He's so real to me   B: Peter Tosh - Collie Weed / Weed weed weed   When Peter Tosh cut a deal with Joe Gibbs to work together on a 50/50 basis, the steppin' razor must have also brokered a total and absolute freedom of expression. Never one to keep his thoughts...

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STRANGER COLE – WOMAN A HEAVY LOAD

STRANGER COLE – WOMAN A HEAVY LOAD

A: Stranger Cole - (Woman a) Heavy Load B: Pressure Beat - Heavy   Stranger Cole has got soul. He's proven that over and over again in the rocksteady era, with grand tunes such as the immaculate 'Pretty Cottage'. But I didn't know that Mister Soul Cole is also a funky cat. Evidence...

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UNKNOWN ARTIST – HOLY MOUNT ZION / ZION IS MY HOME

UNKNOWN ARTIST – HOLY MOUNT ZION / ZION IS MY HOME

A: Unknown - Holy Mount Zion (?) B: Unknown - Zion is my home (?)   To celebrate the new website I thought I'd post a nice, obscure and very rare record. In fact, it's so enigmatic that I can't even tell you who the artist is. I'm not sure about the title either, although taking the lyrics...

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HEPTONES – SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME

HEPTONES – SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME

A: The Heptones - Save the last dance for me B: The Heptones - Save the last dance for me version   The Heptones were always greatly influenced by soul music and often sought ways to incorporate the sound of the young, gifted and black americans into their own music. Being gifted songwriters...

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JIMMY RILEY & STRANGER COLE – VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

JIMMY RILEY & STRANGER COLE – VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

A: Jimmy Riley & Stranger Cole - Voice of the people B: 3rd & 4th Generation band (?) - Voice of the people version   Legend has it Stranger Cole was so shy, he preferred to sing duets rather than solo tracks. Whether this is true or not, I don't know, but the great vocalist...

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CAT CAMPBELL – MUSICAL CHASTISEMENT

CAT CAMPBELL – MUSICAL CHASTISEMENT

A: Cat Campbell - Musical Chastisement (?) B: 3rd & 4th Generation band (?) - version   Now here's a chastisement you don't get everyday. For starters because it's quite rare and it was never issued as a regular release. I'm not sure how many of these puppies were pressed, but there...

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