Skatalites & Friends At Top Deck -Mixtape

Sktalites & Friends At Top Deck – Mixtape
Cuando los músicos trabajaban para mi, no necesitaban regresar al día siguiente, jamas les di un cheque siempre efectivo con la cantidad acordada ni un peso mas ni un peso menos, estas fueron las palabras dichas en una entrevista realizada a principios de los 90s al productor Chino Jamaicano Phillip Justin Yap junto con su hermano Ivan iniciaron como todo productor de la isla, Sound System y posteriormente Fundaron la compañía discográfica Top Deck y su subsidiaria Tuneico ,Top Sound Label.
No es la cantidad si no la calidad era unas de las filosofias de los Hermanos Yap en 1964 Justin se entero sobre Los Skatalites que no eran exclusivos por lo cual tuvo un encuentro con Allan ‘Bim Bim’ Scott (Amigo cercano de Coxsone y areglista de Studio One ) el hizo posible el encuentro y presento a los miembros que integraban los Skatalites.
Con el saxofonista y líder Tommy McCook acompañando de Roland Alphonso,Lester Sterling, el trombonista de fama mundial Don Drummond y su compañero Roy Wilson; Los trompetistas Johnny Moore y Baba Brooks, Raymond Harper ; el bajista Lloyd Brevett; el baterista Lloyd Knibbs; pianista Jackie Mittoo; los guitarristas Lynn Taitt y Jerry Hines, el grupo proporcionó la munición real que Yap necesitaba para ejecutar su plan.

Una de las mas memorables y increible sesion fue la de 18 horas en noviembre de 1964 los Skatalites hicieron para Yap, algunos de los mejores temas instrumentales de Ska que se hayan hecho,Confucius, Ringo Rides, The Reburial, Smiling ,Chinatown y Love In Afternoon,Pussy Cat son unos de los grandes éxitos del Sello Discográfico.

Inclusive: Coxsone hurto los temas mencionados para el primer copilado de lo mejor de Don Drummond tomando como excusa ,los Skatalites si estaban bajo contrato por lo cual tenia derecho a estos temas (1965 Coxsone libero Pussy Cat bajo su sello Studio One ) otra mención que hace justin yap afirma que en mismo mes se había realizado una segunda sesion en Studio One pero la grabación de la dicha sesion fue perdida .

Los músicos reconocían el profesionalismo y la generosidad de Justin Yap quizá esto era la clave para el éxito de muchas de sus producciones: se dice que pagaba el doble que sus rivales mejor establecidos y siempre le dio a cada músico cantidades precisas en efectivo,mientras que su otro hermano Duke aseguraba que había comida y bebida a la mano de los músicos para mantener un estado de ánimo adecuado.

La sesión final de Yap en Octubre 1966 produjo A Love To Share de Jackie Opel, Jackie Mittoo’s Warlock & Roland Alphonso’s Devoted To You, ante inestabilidad social de Jamaica Justin Yap hizo su partida a Nueva York. En 1968-9, fue un chef de primera línea en el ejército de los Estados Unidos en la guerra de Vietnam, posteriormente trabajó en la industria de la informática y finalmente como taxista.
1980 s Una reedición de los copilado
Ska Boo Da Ba (considerado como unos de los mejores discos de Ska instrumental)
Scattered Lights (hasta 1998 finalmente quedo restaurado gracias a Giovanni Scatola )
surgió el interés nuevamente en Los Skatalites a mediados de los 80s

1990s: Gracias al creciente interés del publico y el resurgimiento del Ska (Ska Revival ) U.K & U.S.A Yap y el productor jamaiquino Donald ‘Clive’ Davidson comenzaron a limpiar las cintas maestras del catálogo Top Deck ademas aseguraron un contrato de distribución con Westside Récords preservar el legado del pionero productor de Ska bajo consentimiento de Justin Yap era la prioriad para la disquera distribuidora y lanzó numerosos volúmenes en CD y LPS ( los CDs contienen folletos con mucho mas información sobre el sello ) ademas de ser Remasterizados .

Si bien esto es un pequeño resumen sobre el sello discografico queda en claro
la suma importancia de lo que fue Top Deck y el resurgimiento a mediados 1990s transcurrieron mas de 35 años para que reconocieran la posición de Yap (que nunca sacrificó calidad por cantidad) inmortalizado actualmente en la historia de la musica popular Jamaicana , por sus contribuciones inconmensurables al desarrollo musical en varios campos.

En este mixtape podras disfrutar un tema de los 18 volumenes que fueron liberados a lo largo de finales de los 90s con tomas alternas,vocales y un ensallo . Philip Stanford “Justin” Yap, productor discográfico, nacido el 23 de mayo de 1944; murió el 23 de julio de 1999.

by Shacka Ruthless

The Skatalites – Smiling
Roland Alphonso – Non-Stop (Toma Desconosida )
The Skatalites – China Clipper (Restaruada 1980s)
Roland Alphonso – Determination
The Skatalites – Lawless Street (Vercion Instrumental )
King Sporty & Roland Alphonso – El Cid (Toma 4)
Don Drummond – Chinatown
Roland Alphonso – SKA-RA-VAN (Toma 2 )
Roland Alphonso- Pussy Cat – (Ensayo )
The Skatalites – Surftide Seve (Mellow Tone )
Tommy McCook – Scattered Lights
Lynn Taitt – Ska-Ta-Shot (Toma 3 )
Don Drummond – Love In The Afternoon -(Edicion Remasterizada)
Roland Alphonso – Rolli Rollin
The Skatalites – South China
Fredie Nelson – Lonely & Blue (Yours )
Jackie Opel – Turn To The Almighty (Toma 2 )
Raymond Harper -TI-PI-TIN

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Rudeboy Train Skazine #37

1.- THE COPACETICS “Same Mistakes” (USA)
2.- THE BAKESYS “Anything & Everything” (Inglaterra)
3.- VIEJA SKINA feat Mr. T-Bone “Skandinavia) (Peru-Italia)
4.- VIEJA SKINA feat Hugo Lobo “El Regreso de la Luna Verde” (Perú-Argentina)
5.- TRICIA & THE SUPERSONICS “Be My Guest Tonite” (Jamaica)
6.- BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS “Bend Down Low” (Jamaica)
7.- CLINTON FEARON “Don´t Be Affraid” (Jamaica)
8.- META & THE CORNERSTONE “Zion Stereo” (Senegal)
9.- EL V & THE GARDENHOUSE feat Sargento Garcia “Camino de la Vida” (Italia-Francia)
10.- MARUMBA “Don´t Leave Me Alone” (Italia)
11.- LASAI feat Alerta Kamarada “Take It Easy” (España-Colombia)
12.- CEBOLLAS ARDIENTES “Conserva e’ Coco” (Venezuela)
13.- CHE SUDAKA feat Manu Chao “La Risa Bonita” (Colombia-Argentina-España-Francia)
14.- DESORDEN PUBLICO “A Mi Me Gusta El Desorden” (Venezuela)
15.- MEN AT WORK “It´s A Mistake” (Australia)
16.- THE OROBIANS “Who Can It Be Now” (Italia)
17.- XTC “Science Friction” (Inglaterra)
18.- THE PORKERS “California Sun” (Australia)
19.- MATRIOSKA “Milano” (Italia)
20.- THE INTERRUPTERS “Babylon” (USA)
21.- THE STIMULATORS “Johnny Too Bad” (Alemania)
22.- MAMPY “Montuno Bay” (Francia)
23.- THE KINGPINS “King Of The Jungle” (Canada)

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Ska-Jazz &Beyond Vol.3 Mixtape -Vocal

Ska-Jazz &Beyond Vol.3 Mixtape -Vocal

Side A
Un Kuartito -Skatalitiko
Court Jester’s Crew -Remember
St Petersburg Ska Jazz Review – Too Good To Be True
Trains Tone – Blue Hour
Moon Hop -Cats On A Hot Tin Roof Rockets To New Hights
The Orobians -Whose Side Are You On
Begoña Bang Matu -Orchesta Kington – This Is Rhythm
PUT3SKA-Moonstomp Tonight
Blue Beat Makers – Como un Sueño

Side B

Sig Ragga -Eclipse
Root Diamoons -From Jamaica
The Pepper Pots -Feat Dr.Ring Ding -Stay On Your Way
The Gramophone Allstars – In a Sentimental Mood
Ska-J -Senza Fine
The Oldians – Same Old Song
Beat Sunset – ????
WHSKS-Jazzy Ska

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RUDEBOY TRAIN SKAZINE #36

1.- LOS FASTIDIOS “Scooterboy” (Italia)
2.- THE SPECIALS “Rat Race” (Inglaterra)
3.- SKATALITES feat Ken Boothe “I Never Knew” (Jamaica)
4.- KEN BOOTHE “Speak Softly Love” (Jamaica)
5.- BUCKMAN COE “Malama Ka’ Aina” (Canada)
6.- MARUMBA “Sunray” (Italia)
7.- META & THE CORNERSTONE feat Concha Buika “Regardless” (Senegal-España)
8.- META & THE CORNERSTONE “Bilal” (Senegal)
9.- PLUTONIC JURUMINGA “Plutonic Juruminga” (Venezuela)
10.- JAHAZIEL “No Tengo Miedo” (Venezuela)
11.- MOROS EN LA COSTA “Señorita” (Venezuela)
12.- LOS FABULOSO CADILLACS “Gallo Rojo” (Argentina)
13.- BIG JAVY & LOS TENAMPA “Mi Fortuna” (Mexico)
14.- MEZCAL “Chula LInda” (Mexico)
15.- MEZCAL “Rukas” (Mexico)
16.- SUKURUMBA “Up The River” (Alemania)
17.- THE STIMULATORS “Music Of My Mind” (Alemania)
18.- GO JIMMY GO “Own Thang” (USA)
19.- GO JIMMY GO feat Jesee Wagner “Message To You Medley” (USA)
20.- SKASSAPUNKA “Hashtag La Victoria” (Italia)

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Ska-Jazz & Beyond Vol.2 Mixtape

Side: A
The Internacional -Bang Bang
Jamaican Jazz Orchestra Skank It
Moskovskaya – Jazzin Jazz
Banana Peel Slippers – Jazz on Monday
See Spot – After Hours
Skavoovie & The Epitones – Foster’s Ghost (Theme)
Stubborn Allstars – Rich Morrissey
Kingstton Kitchen – Kroshka
Smoking Flamingos – Wisper Not

Side :B

Mr.Swing & The Bongo Clan -Be-Bop (Dizzie Gillespie
Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra -The World Has Gone Mad
Yellow Umbrella – Freedom Fries
Royal Family – King & His Court
Jhon James & The Soulmakers – Don Drummon
The Miceteeth – El Domingo
Mr.Fly Ska Band -The Sleeping Cat
Rude Rich & The Hightnotes – The Cat
Mampy – Another Monk

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Ska-Jazz & Beyond Vol 1 -Mixtape

01.Eskalator -Golden Nightwolf
02.La Ghenga – Mr Funeral
03.Jazzbo -Skanking the Blues Away
04.The Upsessions -Dirty Cash
05.Blue Beat Players – Loco
06.Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation – Goldie
07.Eastern Standad Time – El Guapo
08.Vespa -Jesien w Swinoujsciu
09.Kalles Kaviar -Flying On Cloud Nine
10.Yebo -Reburial
11.Moastrogiovanny Ska Jazz Ensemble – Song for My Father
12.Cabernet Deneuve -tHEOPHANE sKA
13.YESKA – Fried Neckbones & Home Fries
14.Skazz -Welcome to Civilisation
15.The Woodsenders – 15h44
16.The Beat Sunset – Akagi
17.Desbaratanbanda -The Red Hot Navigator
18. 5TA Ave Ska-Jazz -Taxman
19.Train’s Tone – Long Road
20.Manifiesto Ska Jazz – Cielo

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Rudeboy Train #34

1.- LOS CAPAROS “Ska Doctor” (Israel)
2.- THE BLUEBEATS “Esmeralda” (USA)
3.- NORTH EAST SKA JAZZ ORCHESTRA feat Olli Riva “Good Rockin’ Daddy” (Italia)
4.- THE OROBIANS “Smalltown Boy” (Italia)
5.- SKA-J “Skadele” (Italia)
6.- THE OFFENDERS “Careless Whisper” (Italia)
7.- SUSAN CADOGAN “Don’t Know Why” (Jamaica)
8.- LITTLE TEMPO feat Rico Rodriguez “Rasta De Pon Dem” (Japón-Jamaica)
9.- EARTH BEAT MOVEMENT “Tell The People” (Italia)
10.- DUB INC “The Want Riddim”
11.- SUR MARTIRES “Hijos de Jah” (Venezuela)
12.- MOROS EN LA COSTA “Dulce Mirada” (Venezuela)
13.- ALLANAMIENTO MORAL “Un Sol Apagado” (Venezuela)
14.- SIMILARES DIFERENTES “Juanito El Revolucionario” (Venezuela)
15.- LOS CHICKLETS “Cuando” (Mexico)
16.- STEFF TEJ & EJECTES “Santa Media” (Francia)
17.- ROOTS ROUNDUP “1%er” (Canada)
18.- BAILDSA “Baildsa” (Grecia)
19.- THE SKA VENDORS “Love Me Or Leave Me” (Australia)
20.- MARKSHEIDER KUNST “Ku” (Rusia)
21.- THE FUNADDICTS “Inspector Martens” (Australia)
22.- SKA-T “Seven” (Alemania)
23.- THE BUTLERS “P.U.S.H” (Alemania)

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Rudeboy Train #33

1.- RUDE & THE LICKSHOTS “We No Bunga Bunga” (Italia)
2.- JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION “Goddamn Right” (Alemania)
3.- GO JIMMY GO “The Governor’s Daughter” (USA)
4.- THE FUSS “Trouble (In Trouble)” (USA)
5.- THE STEADY 45s “Get Her Back” (USA)
6.- OPERATION OFFBEAT “No Discussion” (Inglaterra”
7.- INDOU “Been A White” (Japon)
8.- FATIGA HORMIGA “El Loco” (Argentina/Venezuela)
9.- PSICOSIS “Cuidado” Live (Peru)
10.- VIA DE ESCAPE “Welcome To My Island” (Venezuela)
11.- 9MM “No Quiero Despertar” (Venezuela)
12.- TONO RUDO “El Padrino” (Venezuela)
13.- FRATELLI DI SOLEDAD “O Rugido Do Leao” (Italia)
14.- THE OROBIANS “Close To Me” (Italia)
15.- VALLANZASKA “Smeels Like Teen Spirit” (Italia)
16.- BAD MANNERS “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” (Inglaterra)
17.- TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA “Cielito Lindo” (Japón)
18.- THE BRACES “Jealousy” (Alemania)
19.- beNUTS “Tic Toc” (Alemania)
20.- THE PIETASTERS “Out All Night” (USA)

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Rudeboy Train #32

1.- THE TROPICANS “Let´s Do Ska” (Japon)
2.- THE FABOULOS LOLO “Mix Up Boy” (Canada)
3.- JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION “No Bam Bam” (Alemania)
4.- JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION “I Can’t Tell You” (Alemania)
5.- THE BIONIC RATS “I’m Doing Good Today” (Irlanda)
6.- RADICI NEL CEMENTO “Quelli Dentro” (Italia)
7.- JAMARAM “Pa’ Mi Gente” (Alemania)
8.- KING BANANA “Just In Time” (Alemania)
9.- BEATSQUAD “Solid Ground” (Suecia)
10.- SUR MARTIRES “Levantemonos” (Venezuela)
11.- D’KHALAFARYS “Not Even A Back Step” (Venezuela)
12.- LA GENTE “1,2,3” (Venezuela)
13.- DESORDEN PUBLICO “El Deporte de Aqui” (Venezuela)
14.- PARALAMAS “Dos Margaritas” (Brasil)
15.- ULISES HADJIS “Cinema Mudo” (Venezuela)
16.- LOS PRISIONEROS “Maldito Sudaca” (Chile)
17.- FLAVIO & MANDINGA PROJECT “Ministra” (Argentina)
18.- THE EQUALS “Police On My Back” (Inglaterra)
19.- THE SELECTER “The Big Badoof” (Inglaterra)
20.- FRATELLI DI SOLEDAD “Versante Est” (Italia)
21.- THE LEMON SQUEEZERS “Per Elisa” (Italia)

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Don Drummond -Don Cosmic 2017

Don Cosmic is a new Studio One compilation that chronicles the legacy and influence of Don Drummond, one of Jamaica’s most legendary performers during the ska era. This collection features a handful of Don Drummond rarities, many of which have never been featured on prior albums. You can hear Drummond’s timeless sound all across the Studio One catalog, and Don Cosmic is the perfect vehicle for shedding light on the trombonist’s unrivaled legacy.

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Track List :
1. Don Drummond & His Group – Roll on Sweet Don

2. Don Drummond – Don Cosmic

3. Don Drummond – Coolie Boy

4. Don Drummond – Surplus

5. Don Drummond – The Shock

6. Don Drummond & His Green Landers – Schooling the Duke

7. Don Drummond – Reload

8. Don Drummond – Last Call (Take 1)

9. Don Drummond – Last Call (Take 2)

10. Don Drummond & the Skatalites – Far East (aka Further East / Trolley Song)

11. Don Drummond – Green Island

12. Don Drummond – Jet Stream

13. Don Drummond – The Rocket

14. Don Drummond & the Skatalites – Scrap Iron

15. Don Drummond – Rain or Shine (Take 1)

16. Don Drummond – Rain or Shine (Take 2)

17. Don Drummond – Rain or Shine (Take 3)

18. The Cecil Lloyd Group featuring Don Drummond – Grooving with the Beat

19. Workshop Musicians – Serenade in Sound

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The Techniques & Friends -Winston Rileys -Rocksteady & Reggae 1968-1969

Winston Riley started his production career as a singer with an enviable track record, having formed the Techniques in 1962 and hitting the top of the charts two years later with the splendid ‘Little Did You Know’ for Duke Reid’s esteemed Treasure Isle label. When the frantic ska beat slowed down and turned into rocksteady Winston remained the only permanent component of the Techniques, arguably Jamaica’s finest vocal group.

As the beat changed yet again from rock steady to the faster reggae format, Winston’s thoughts turned to production, and he decided to create his own ‘Techniques’ label. A serious man with a serious work ethic, the quality of his music was apparent from the start as he released hit after hit, producing and singing as part of the different combinations of singers and vocal groups that he worked with.

In 1970 he produced his biggest ever hit ‘Double Barrel’, a ground breaking track that went on to be the biggest reggae track of 1971, reaching the very top of the UK national pop charts in May, and peaking at number 22 in the US Billboard charts in August.

After this pop success Winston Riley continued working as he always had done, producing top quality reggae tracks with a host of Jamaica’s finest singers and musicians. After opening his shop in Chancery Lane, he continued on his quest for the best throughout the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and into the 21st century, never failing to bring his decades of experience and peerless production skills to bear on whatever contemporary music he was producing.

Winston Riley was at the forefront of the Jamaican music business for over forty years, an authentic reggae polymath who had embraced the roles of singer, songwriter, arranger and producer. He had been making plans for a new studio and museum in his Orange Street record shop right up to his death in 2012. He was truly one of Jamaica’s hardest working and most consistent producers, and these two albums represent only a very small part of his huge musical legacy.

1.
Dave Barker – Your Love Is A Game

2.
The Mad Lads – So Afraid
3.
The Techniques – I Feel Alive Again
4.
The Techniques – Heart Of A Man
5.
The Techniques – What Am I To Do
6.
The Techniques -where Were You
7.
The Techniques – The Reason Why
8.
The Shades – Never Gonna Give You Up
9.
The Techniques – Just One Smile
10.
The Techniques – Man Of My World
11.
The Mad Lads – Mother Nature
12.
The Mad Lads – I Never Know
13.
The Techniques You Are My Everything
14.
The Techniques – Time Has Come
15.
The Shades – She’s Gonna Marry Me

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Freddie McKay – Picture On The Wall -Deluxe Edition

Picture on the Wall was Freddie McKay’s first album. It was released by Studio One in 1971, and this was the first real introduction to the singer for the reggae public after a series of unsuccessful singles. Despite a potential hit with “Love Is a Treasure” done for Treasure Isle the song was marred by its credit to “Treasure Boy”.

Coming to Studio One with the Soul Defenders allowed Freddie to finally find his voice. His recording of “Picture on the Wall” is a top Studio One track, and was a massive hit for the label. Other top songs for the label include “Drunken Sailor,” “I Am a Freeman,” “Sweet You, Sour You,” and the remake of “Love Is a Treasure,” all found on this release.

Containing 24 tracks, with many tracks not found on album before, this is the definitive collection of Freddie McKay at Studio One. The original Jamaican stereo release is found on sides 1 and 2. On the remaining two sides are some of McKay’s top songs, including instrumentals, a DJ version and the extended mix of “Love Is a Treasure.” McKay’s untimely death in 1986 cut short a promising career, but here the listener can again rediscover the greatness of one of reggae’s unsung heroes.

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TRACK List
01. Picture on the Wall

02. You Are Not the Kind

03. Love Is a Treasure

04. Father Will Cut You Off

05. So Long Forever

06. You’ll Be Sorry

07. High School Dance

08. Slip Away

09. Old Joe

10. A Little Bit Will Do

11. Can’t Go On

12. Watch Your Step

13. Drunken Sailor

14. Drunken Sailor (Version)

15. You’ll Be Sorry (JA Single Mix)

16. You’ll Be Sorry (Version)

17. Picture on the Wall (JA Single Mix)

18. Picture on the Wall (Version)

19. Picture on the Wall (Vers. 3) (Featuring Prince Junior)

20. I Am a Freeman (aka I Am Free, Freeman)

21. Sweet You, Sour You (JA Single Mix)

22. Old and Grey (aka When I Am Grey)

23. My True Love

24. Love Is a Treasure (Extended Mix)

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The Kingstonians: Sufferer Expanded Edition

Reissue of the Reggae vocal trio’s sole album from 1970 complete with 12 bonus tracks rounding up all their recordings for the producer Derek Harriott…..Ian Canty hears an influential outfit that only burned brightly for a short time, but what a time…..

Though the Kingstonians didn’t quite manage to hit the UK charts during the Skinhead Reggae boom (or Boss Reggae if you prefer), the cuts they released over the two year period documented in this release were wildly popular on dancefloors if not quite making that jump into the mainstream. Back in Jamaica however they set the pace for others to follow.

They were very much a family act with brothers Jackie and Lloyd Barnard joining forces with cousin Lloyd Kerr and, initially, the unrelated Seaford Campbell (though he dropped out after a couple of singles for Studio One). They first made the breakthrough in their homeland in 1967 with Winey Winey (an updated Reggae version is included here) cut with JJ Johnson behind the decks. Though the band recorded a few more discs for Johnson in the Rocksteady era, as the rougher Reggae groove took over they flitted between him and other producers again until another JJ production Mix It Up made a stir and was included the classic Tighten Up Trojan compilation.
Though Mix It Up made waves, the Kingstonians next release was to be perhaps the one record they are remembered for. That was of course Sufferer, the title track of their only album, produced by Derek Harriott who would be a vital component in their success. The lyric depicted the plight of the Kingston’s poor, which would have a tragic resonance given the fortunes of the band’s members fates after their success. Married to a winning tune, Sufferer kicked up a storm on both the JA and UK Reggae scenes and launched the Kingstonians to the forefront of the Reggae boom. It also featured on the second in the Tighten Up series, a key artefact in Skinhead subculture. Though not having the hits of their competitors the Pioneers, their originality saw them viewed in their homeland as the premier vocal act.

After unleashing another cracking single in Singer Man and just as the Reggae boom was beginning to falter Sufferer, the album, appeared. Like a lot of Reggae LPs issued at the time Sufferer was mostly made up of single sides in an effort to cut expenses and get the most out of previously released material. Thus it is a little bitty and uneven at times but the tracks individually are a testament to the Kingstonians’ strengths. The closely grouped backing vocals perfectly compliment the lead and the stomping rhythm tracks were stuff of boot-boy dreams.

Rumble Rumble may not have had as great an impact as a single as its forebearers, but it’s a winning piece of rude Skinhead Reggae and The Clip plays to the band’s strengths – silky smooth vocals gracing an archetypal Reggae love song. Away from the singles, Complicated Scene has a great off-beat vocal line allied to nice skanking rhythms and Your Love comes with some of that “fairground” style organ that is very evocative of the times. Come We Go Moonwalk (also versioned on the only track on the original LP not to feature the Kings’ vocals Easy Ride Reggae) starts with a cracking guitar intro which gives way to a slow dancefloor killer that was almost a glance back to their Rocksteady days. The band’s Gospel roots, which were always somewhere in the background of their vocals, show through and enhance the ballad I’ll Be Around.

Though the album itself is a charming relic of the times, the vast majority of the tracks would still fill the floor at many a Reggae Revival show. The bonus offerings are not without interest either. Though producer Harriott was not on a par with Perry or Coxsone, some of the instrumental cuts here verge on primitive dub techniques and are garnished with strange echoing vocals introductions/interludes. On most of these re-cuts the band were renamed the Crystalites. Undertaker’s Burial works well with the vocal distortions adding to the spooky atmosphere and Rumble Version 2 make use of the drop-out which would quickly become a Dub trademark.

Of the few vocal takes among the bonuses, Out There shows the band ahead of the game again as this track hints at Roots which was to come to prominence later in the 70s. Version two of this song that follows is sparser and more upbeat and Right From Wrong catches the band’s vocal skills in fine style. The collection ends with the bizarre medley Version From 3, which bolts together Sufferer, Singer Man and Winey Winey in a curious and, it has to be said, slightly ham-fisted kind of way.
After this album the Kingstonians’ star waned and they stuttered on until the mid-70s as a shadow of the band they once were. Band leader and song writer Jackie Barnard recorded with Lee Perry under the nom de plume of Jack Lord, but sadly he and his brother soon slid into penury and his cousin Kerr found himself a prison inmate. Jackie made an attempt to relaunch the Kingstonians in 1998, but after that failed to come to fruition he returned to the life of a sufferer in Kingston, scraping a living until he passed away in September 2014 at the age of 66.
If I had one slight gripe with what is overall a fine reissue it would be that the sleeve-notes, which ably depict the Kingstonians rise and fall, don’t have much information around the album’s recording and release. Though to be fair the writer Lance Cane-Honeysett does explain that information about the group is scant at best even in the internet age and he can be commended for pulling what he did together. This aside we’re really in moonstomping heaven with sometimes sweet, sometimes impassioned voices combining with crunching rhythms to great effect, the true spirit of 69/70. All of which adds up to another quality release on the reactivated Doctor Bird label.
Review by : Ian Canty
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Track List :
1.”Your Love”
2.”Singer Man”
3.”Sufferer”
4.”Hold Down”
5.”I’ll Be Around”
6.”Winey Winey (Reggae)”
7.”The Clip”
8.”Rumble Rumble”
9.”Come We Go Moonwalk”
10.”Complicated Scene”
11.”Easy Ride Reggae” (instrumental)
12.”Nice Nice”
13.”Kiss A Little Finger”
14.”Undertaker’s Burial” (instrumental)
15.”Splash Down” (instrumental)
16.”Sic Him Rover” (instrumental)
17.”Right From Wrong”
18.”The Bad” (instrumental)
19.”Musical Madness” (instrumental)
20.”Rumble” (version 2 – instrumental)
21.”Barefoot Brigade” (instrumental)
22.”Out There”
23.”Out There” (version 2)
24.”Version From 3″

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Susan Codogan – Don’t Know Why New Single

Susan Codogan
Este 2017 La señora Codogan retomo el camino de la cantada con la mano amiga del productor canadiense Mitch “King Kong” Girio .
Un extenuante trabajo que brinda frutos así es como lo asegura Mitch Girio por todas las dificultades de distancias para poder realizar los trabajos realizados .

A lo largo del Año se han liberado sencillos junto con sus versiones en Dub para todo amante del Lovers Rock Reggae seguramente vas a disfrutar esta nueva etapa de Codogan cada sencillo es muy recomendable actualmente son 4 sencillos que ya se encuentran es su pagina oficial en BandCamp

Una Aportación de Cortecia por parte del Sello discografico el sencillo mas reciente de Codogan
Sin duda no olvides de visitar su pagina .

1.Don’t Know Why (2017)
2.Dub Know Why

DESCARGA

RUDEBOY TRAIN SKAZINE #31

Llegó Octubre y con él un nuevo recorrido del Rude Boy Train Skazine, el numero 31, desde Barquisimeto-Venezuela. Como de costumbre haremos de nuestros vagones amplios salones de baile para que nuestros pasajeros bailen al ritmo de lo mejor de los ritmos jamaiquinos.
Lógicamente realizaremos nuestras respectivas paradas en parajes donde seremos recibidos por diversos exponentes del Ska y el Reggae. No se hable más, Todos a Bordo. Pick It Up… Stay Rude.

October arrived and with him a new tour of the Rude Boy Train Skazine, the number 31, from Barquisimeto-Venezuela. As usual we will make our wagons spacious ballrooms for our passengers to dance to the best of Jamaican rhythms. Logically we will make our respective stops in places where we will be received by various exponents of Ska and Reggae. Do not talk any more, All aboard. Pick It Up … Stay Rude.

1.- Intensified “Rum Papa” (Inglaterra)
2.- The Gramophone Allstars Big Band “Iko Iko” (España)
3.- The Selecter “Tacking Back Control” (Inglaterra)
4.- The Beat “On My Way” (Inglaterra)
5.- TRICIA & THE SUPERSONICS “Please Help Me, I’m Falling” (Jamaica)
6.- Roy Panton & Millie Small “We’ll Meet” (Jamaica)
7.- The Funaddicts “All Day Till Midnight” (Australia)
8.- Los Fabulosos Cadillacs feat Debbie Harry “Strowberry Fields” (Argentina/USA)
9.- Desorden Público feat Pablo Dagnino “Mirandonos” (Venezuela)
10.- Sentimiento Muerto “Nada Sigue Igual” (Venezuela)
11.- WAHALA “El Barco” (Venezuela)
12.- La Radio Candela “Che Manuel” (Venezuela)
13.- Bang Data “Veneno” (USA)
14.- Don Johnson Big Band “What’s Time Is It” (Finlandia)
15.- Sangria Gratuite (page officielle) “Me Voy” (Francia)
16.- STEEVOS TEEN “Mac Do” (Francia)
17.- Baked A La Ska “Chasing Ghosts” (Inglaterra)
18.- Kellerkommando “Ich Un Du” (Alemania)
19.- NGOBO NGOBO “Give It Up” (Alemania)
20.- The Baboonz “Goodbye” (Alemania)

PODOMATIC

DESCARGA (ALTA CALIDAD)