LIZZY & CORNELL CAMPBELL – AQUARIUS

LIZZY & CORNELL CAMPBELL – AQUARIUS

    A: Lizzy & Don Carnell - Aquarius B: Imm & Dave - Version 2   In 1969 the musical Hair was a huge succes. It was made even more popular by the medley of two of the musical's most popular songs: 'Aquarius" and "Let the Sunshine in" by the 5th Dimension. Obviously,...

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DONNA DAWSON – MONEY CAN’T BUY LOVE

DONNA DAWSON – MONEY CAN’T BUY LOVE

A: Donna Dawson - Money can't buy love B: Pioneers - Smoking   When Dennis Brown recorded his first version of 'Money in my pocket' in 1972 it was a smash hit. Further cuts by Big Youth, Bingy Bunny and Bongo Herman followed, before it was revived some six years later to become an even...

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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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DERRICK MORGAN – GUN FINGER / JUDGE I DON’T CARE

DERRICK MORGAN – GUN FINGER / JUDGE I DON’T CARE

A: Derrick Morgan - Gun Finger B: Derrick Morgan - Judge I don't care   Another surprise record! I bought this as Pete Tosh' "Leave my business" on Ebay the other day and won it for a very good (read 'low') price. To be honest, I wasn't planning on bidding high on it either, since "leave"...

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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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EDDIE FORD – WHIP THEM / IF YOU HAD KNOWN

EDDIE FORD – WHIP THEM / IF YOU HAD KNOWN

A: Eddy Ford - Whip them B: Eddy Ford - If you had known   1972, the year this Eddy/Eddie Ford track was released, was an election year in Jamaica. And although most run-ups to elections on the little island are notorious because of the increase of (political) gang related violence,...

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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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DELROY JONES – MUSICAL HOP

DELROY JONES – MUSICAL HOP

A: Delroy Jones - Musical hop B: Earl Lindo - More ball   Soon after posting the Delroy "Crutches" Jones track "By 7" on this blog, I found myself a copy of this great tune on the Errol T imprint. As mentioned in that same post, Musical Hop features Crutches riding the great Red Bum Ball...

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PIONEERS – CATCH THE BEAT

PIONEERS – CATCH THE BEAT

A: Pioneers - Catch the beat B: Pioneers - Janan   Here's another 7 inch that makes me smile for more reasons than just the music. Catch the beat is a superb early reggae monster that, no surprise there, hit big for the Pioneers and Joe Gibbs. It was released both in the UK, where it was released...

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