JOHNNY LOVER & CHARLIE ACE – ECHO / HEADCUP

JOHNNY LOVER & CHARLIE ACE – ECHO / HEADCUP

    A: Johnny Lover - Echo B: 3rd & 4th Generation - More Echo   Funny, how your mind can play tricks on you. For instance, if you play this tune on the Clocktower release, entitled 'Headcup', you're bound to hear Johnny Lover introduce it as such. Yet, when you play...

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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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SIR LORD COMIC – JACK OF MY TRADE (THE WHIP)

SIR LORD COMIC – JACK OF MY TRADE (THE WHIP)

A: Slickers - Man beware B: Sir Lord Comic - Jack of my trade (The Whip)   Lee Perry and Keith Hudson are often cited as the pioneers when it comes to recording deejays on wax, and indeed they were onto the phenomenon early in the game and had the audacity to release these tunes as singles...

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THE SLICKERS – MAN BEWARE

THE SLICKERS – MAN BEWARE

A: Slickers - Man beware B: Sir Lord Comic - Jack of my trade   The story of the Slickers will forever be intertwined with that The Pioneers. For starters because their first song, Nana, was actually recorded by the Pioneers. As Pioneer Jackie Robinson states in this Pressure Beat interview:...

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JACKIE BROWN – LOVE AND AFFECTION

JACKIE BROWN – LOVE AND AFFECTION

A: Jackie Brown - Love and affection   B: Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Affectionately   His father used to summon his kids to the dinner table by playing a song on his trumpet, his uncle played the tenor sax and his cousin was a locally famous percussionist. Then there...

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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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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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PRINCE WILLIAMS – CHANNEL SEVEN

PRINCE WILLIAMS – CHANNEL SEVEN

A: Prince Williams - Channel seven B: Joe Gibbs & the Professionals - Faith version   One of the first tunes that got my ear tuned into Joe Gibbs' productions was a toast over the Nicky Thomas' hit "Have a little faith." The first time I heard it was some 10 odd years ago and that...

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INSPIRATIONS – TAKE BACK YOUR DUCK

INSPIRATIONS – TAKE BACK YOUR DUCK

A: The Inspirations - Take back your duck B: Prince Student - Rivers of babylon   After breaking big with "Tighten up," recorded as the Untouchables for Lee Perry in 1969 and still a huge anthem today, The Inspirations had a hard time beating their own success. The group, composed of Trevor...

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