Best of Studio One – Various Artists
Heartbeat Records 1983

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From 1983 we’ve got this awesome collector of Studio One classic
recordings. It concerns volume one on Heartbeat Records. Sweet
reggae/rocksteady tunes you should not want to miss out on.
Check the file for inside 6 page booklet with a
whole lot of interesting info..

Uit 1983 hebben we vandaag deze geweldige collectie klassieke
Studio One opnamen. Heerlijke reggae/rocksteady deuntjes die
je vast voor geen goud zou willen missen. Kijk snel in de file, het
zes pagina’s tellende bijgeleverde boekje bevat veel nuttige
informatie. Dit is volume één, de tweede volgt snel..

tracks ;

01 – The cables – Baby why
02 – The Termites – My last love
03 – Marcia Griffiths – Melody life
04 – Alton Ellis – Can I change my mind
05 – Johnnie Osbourne – Jah promise
06 – Michigan and Smilie – Rub a dub style
07 – Dennis Brown – Impossible
08 – The Heptones – Party time
09 – Larry Marshall – Throw me corn
10 – Slim Smith – Born to love
11 – The Gladiators – Roots natty
12 – Sugar Minott – Oh mr. D.C.
13 – Judah Tafari Eskender – Rastafari tell you
14 – Wailing Souls – Row fisherman row

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Slim Smith – Born to Love
Heartbeat 1991

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Studio One bracht dit album aanvankelijk uit in
1973. Dit is de cd versie op Heartbeat uit 1991.

originally released on Studio One records in 1973,
this is the 1991 cd version on Heartbeat records.

Keith ‘Slim’ Smith’s untimely death in 1973 brought an end
to the career of one of Jamaica’s most revered singers whose
musical legacy remains untarnished to this day. An achingly
soulful singer, whose vocal style was reminiscent of the
Impressions’ Curtis Mayfield, Slim Smith personified the
greatness of the rocksteady and early reggae periods of
which he is a principal voice. Slim Smith started his career
as a member of the Victors Youth Band who where among
the champions of the 1964 Jamaica Festival. Moving to Duke
Reid’s Treasure Isle label, he and Frederick Waite, Franklyn
White and Winston Riley became known as the Techniques.
Slim Smith moved to Studio One as a solo artist recording a
series of succesful singles that Clement Dodd compiled as the
basis for the ‘Born to Love’ album. This album is a testament
to Slim Smith’s greatness both as a singer and a songwriter.
Enjoy the soulful stylings of the great Slim Smith. ( Heartbeat )

titels ;

01 – Born to love
02 – I’ve got your number
03 – You don’t care
04 – Rougher yet
05 – I’ll be around
06 – I’ll never let go
07 – Happy times
08 – The new boss
09 – Keep that light
10 – Do you love me

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Alton Ellis – the Best of Alton Ellis
Treasure Isle 1995

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In 1969 uitgebracht op Coxsone Records, CSL 8019, met twaalf
nummers. Dit is de cd versie op Treasure Isle records, CSCD 8019
met 16 nummers uit 1995. Alton Ellis werd ook wel de Godfather
of Rocksteady genoemd. In het kader van de Studio One releases
hier op de Global Groove, veel luisterplezier..

Originally released as CSL 8019 on Coxsone Records with 12 tracks.
This is the cd version on Treasure Isle from 1995, CSCD 8019, with
16 tracks. Alton Ellis was also called the Godfather of Rocksteady.
Next in row here at the Global groove for Studio One releases,
produced by Sir Coxsone Dodd..

titels ;

01 – Can I Change Your Mind
02 – Breaking Up Is Hard (Extended)
03 – This Feeling Of Love
04 – Land Of Loving
05 – Pearls
06 – Knock On Wood
07 – Can’t Stop Now
08 – Remember That Sunday
09 – Baby I Love You
10 – Jamaica
11 – Sitting In The Park
12 – Set A Better Example
13 – Chatty Chatty
14 – Cry Tough
15 – Still Trying
16 – Weeping Willow (Extended)

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Delroy Wilson – Original Twelve
the Best of Delroy Wilson
Studio One / Coxsone 1969

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Goeiemiddag, hier is de volgende heerlijke Studio One plaat.
De werken van Clement Coxsone Dodd zijn legendarisch te
noemen en daarom doen we er nog maar eentje. Delroy
Wilson is een van de pioniers afkomstig van jamaica en
deze schijf vinyl brengt twaalf prachtige songs van zijn
hand. Helaas heeft hij een beetje kraak en nummer 7
ook een tik, sorry daarvoor. Verder veel luistergenot.

Good afternoon, see here the next wonderful Studio One
record. The works of Clement Coxsone Dodd can be called
legendary so let’s do one more today. Delroy Wilson is one
of the pioneers from Jamaica and this slice of vinyl brings us
twelve beautiful songs by him. Unfortunately it has some
background noise and track 7 also a pop, sorry about that.
Part from that it’s pure listening pleasure.

titels ;

01 – Riding for a fall
02 – Run run
03 – Feel the spirit
04 – Get ready
05 – Troubled man
06 – True believer
07 – Ungrateful baby
08 – Run for youe life
09 – Gonna make it
10 – Conquer me
11 – Someone gonna cry
12 – Impossible

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Duke Reid – Golden Hits Treasure Isle

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…Duke Reid then became the new champion of Beat Street:
He was crowned ‘King of Sound and Blues’ for the years 1956-58
at the Succes Club in Kingston’s Wildman Street. Born in 1915,
the colourful Reid had served in the police force, where he had
been a champion marksman. After leaving the police he kept up
his connections, ran a thriving liquor business with his wife, and
continued to rear his guns at all times – pianist Theophilius Beck-
ford remembers Duke with a .45 and a .22 tucked into his waitband
and a rifle at his side, and Cocksone joked that he even kept them
on in the bath. The armaments created a forceful impression that
couls often be intimidating, as singer Derrick Morgan cecalled,
talking about his 1959 audition: “I go down by Duke Reid, an’ when
I go down there I see this man in a him liquor store. I say: good
mornin’ mista Duke. Im say: What can I do for you now? I think
he ‘ave two two gun a him side, an’ him finger full a ring. I say:
I hear that you havin’ audition suh, an’ I come fe sing too. Im say:
You can sing? I say: yes, so ‘im say: sing – in front of all who
buying’…”
The combination of powerful sound system and Duke’s aggressive
bearing also attrackted the so-called ‘bad men’ of the day – man
like Dapper Dan, Buggy an’ Horse, Sam Jeggy and Gearge Moore.
They acted as ‘enforcers’ around the dance, and they or their friends
would also sabotage dances held by other sounds, usually by lobbing
stones over the fence or by starting fights…
( the Rough Guide to Reggae )

tracks;

1 You don’t care
2 Here I stand
3 Rock steady
4 You don’t need me
5 Do it right
6 Only a smile
7 Baba boom
8 Persian cat & once a man
9 I caught you
10 Last train to expo ’67
11 Midnight hour
12 Music is my occupation

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Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd – Musical Fever 1967 – 1968,Trojan 1989

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At the end of the eighties, Trojan Records launched the Producer
Series. A bunch of historic Jamaican music, every collector should
have. This double album brings us the early work of Clement ‘Coxsone’
Dodd, the legendary founder of Studio 1. It contains both vocal and
instrumental tracks from the years 1967 and 1968. Don’t miss it.

tracks;

LP1;
1 Winston & Robin – Bad mind grudgeful
2 Bennett & Dennis – Puppy love
3 Cannon & Soul Vendors – Bad treatment
4 Bumps Oakley – A get a lick
5 The Sultans – Hip hugger
6 Jacob Miller – Let me love you
7 Termites – Rub up push up
8 Winston & Robin – Wailing time
9 Eric Frater – Venus
10 Marshall Williams – Norwegian wood
11 Soul Vendors – Love me girl
12 Winston Holness – You shouldn’t be the one

LP2;
1 Jackie & Soul Vendors – Ram jam
2 Octaves – You gonna lose
3 Soul Vendors – Get with it
4 Viceroys – Fat fish
5 Jackie & Soul Vendors – Grooving steady
6 Zoot Simms – Bye bye baby
7 Soul Vendors – Soul junction
8 Slim & Freedom Singers – Mercy mercy
9 Jackie & Soul Vendors – Baba boom
10 Viceroys – Love and unity
11 Bob & Ty – I don’t mind
12 Lester Sterling – Zigaloo
13 Barrington Spence – Contemplating mind
14 Ed Nangle – Good girl
15 The Enforcers – Musical Fever
16 Lester Sterling – Wiser than Solomon

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The Ethiopians – The Original Reggae Hitsound,Trojan 1986

The Ethiopians were founded by Leonard Dillon and Stephen Taylor
around 1966 and started recording for Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd. After
that they worked with several other studio’s amongst who Lee Perry’s.
This is a 1986 compilation with their music from between 1966 and 1972.
When Ska was starting to change, late sixties, Ethiopians’ sound
was hot and leaning towards rocksteady. I think two or three songs were
already on the album ‘Everything Crash’ which I recently re-uploaded.
Tomorrow evening, saturday 6th, I’ll be doing a reggae and dub evening
with Sista Poca from Poca TV, check her out here. It takes place in a tiny
coffeeshop called Andorra in Hilversum. Fat Back Pumping Dub and Reggae
accompanied by coffee and some sweet smoke, I’m looking forward to it.

tracks;

1 Free man
2 Train to Skaville
3 Engine 54
4 Come on now
5 Train to glory
6 The whip
7 Everything crash
8 Things a get bad to worse
9 Well red
10 One
11 Hong Kong flu
12 Gun man
13 What a fire
14 Woman capture man
15 Feel the spirit
16 Drop him
17 Good ambition
18 No baptism
19 The selah
20 Pirate
21 The word is love

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Alton Ellis – Sunday Coming, Studio One 1970

R.I.P. Alton Ellis, 1938 – 2008

This afternoon I found out that one of my biggest idols has left
this world. He was known as the Godfather of Rocksteady.
Ska develloped through Rocksteady to Reggae and Alton Ellis
was there, inventing it.
This is his finest album to my opinion, it’s produced by
Cocksone Dodd on Studio One. He also recorded a lot of his
music in the Treasure Isle Studio’s. The above story, taken from
the Rough Guide to Reggae, illustrates that fact.
I have added 4 of his other great songs as a bonus.
Alton, you’ll live on in my heart forever.

tracks;

1 Joy in the morning
2 Sunday coming
3 These eyes
4 Hurting me
5 It’s true
6 Alton’s groove
7 What does it take to win your love
8 The picture was you
9 Gonna take a miracle
10 Your heart is gonna pay
11 Wide awake in a dream
12 You make me so very happy
13 Reasons in the sky
14 The winner ( ext. version )

Bonus tracks;

15 Dance crasher
16 Ain’t that loving you
17 Willow tree
18 Cry tough

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