Best of Studio One, vol. 2 – Full Up
Various Artists, Heartbeat 1985

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from 1985 we’ve got this second volume of Heartbeat’s Best
of Studio One. Again a sweet collection of songs from the
prestigious Jamaican label. I don’t think I’ll ever get
tired of it, how about you .. ?

Uit 1985 is dit dan de tweede volume van Heartbeat’s Best of
Studio One. Wederom een lekkere verzameling liedjes uit de
vroege jaren van het prestigieuze Jamaicaanse label. Ik krijg
hier nooit genoeg van, en jij ..?

tracks ;

01 – Carlton and the Shoes – Love me forever
02 – The Paragons – Danger in your eyes
03 – Culture – Behold the land
04 – The Bassies – Big mistake
05 – Willie Williams – Armagideon time
06 – Lone Ranger – Love bump
07 – Norma Frazier – First cut is the deepest
08 – Delroy Wilson and Slim Smith – Look who is back again
09 – The Ethiopians – Open the gate
10 – Bob Andy – Desperate lover
11 – John Holt – I don’t want to see you cry
12 – Sound Dimension – Full up

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Club Ska ’67 – Various Artists
Island Records

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When the weather changes, the music changes too.
Towards the end of the year I always pull things from the
recordshelf I didn’t play for a while. Out came this nice
collection of classic ska songs from 1967 as it appears.
It is the type of record everybody should have,
better snatch it now you’re here..

tracks;

1 The Skatelites – Guns of navarone
2 Rolando and the Soul Brothers – Phoenix city
3 Desmond Dekker – 007 ( shanty town )
4 The Maytals – Broadway jungle
5 Baba Brooks, Roy Richards – Contact
6 Baba Brooks – Guns fever
7 Justin Hinds – Rub up, push up
8 Delroy Wilson – Dancing mood
9 The Gaylads – Stop making love
10 Rita Marley – Pied piper
11 Soul Brothers – Lawless street
12 Sir Lord Comic & his Cowboys – Skaing west
13 Rulers – Copasetic

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Desmond Dekker – Black and Dekker,Stiff Records 1980

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It’s friday evening 19.00 hrs. In a hour I shall be going to de Vorstin.
Our brandnew stage, and tonight we’ll have Mark Foggo, Ska from
England. I am asked to amuse the crowd with ska before, in between
and after the bands. Hope it will be crowded so I can shake up the place.
To be able to play ‘Please don’t bend’, I made a cd of this album. Loaded
it up for the ska-lovers among you aswel, enjoy Desmond Dekker.

1 Israelites
2 Lickin’ stick
3 It mek
4 Please don’t bend
5 Many rivers to cross
6 Hippo
7 007
8 Work out
9 Problems
10 Rude boy train
11 Pickney gal
12 Why fight

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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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Various Artists – Tiger goes Calypso, West Indies Telco Record Division, late 60’s

Somewhere probably late 60’s, Esso made theirselves this
funny collector. They found Young Killer to make ‘Tiger in
your tank’ and collected a few big names to complete the set.
Mighty Sparrow and the Merrymen could also use a buck or two,
so they joined in. On track 4 we hear a steelband play ska,
that was the first time for me. The Don Drummond tribute
scores too, I am a big Don Drummond fan, legendary trombone.
All together we’ve got us a funny gem with a nice cover and
a few great tracks.

tracks;

1 Young Killer – Tiger in your tank
2 Carlos Malcolm Orchestra – Tribute to Don Drummond
3 The Merrymen – Never on a sunday
4 Westside Symphony Orchestra – Jamaica ska
5 Clarence Curvan Orchestra – Mama dis is mas
6 The Mighty Sparrow – She’s been gone too long
7 André Tanker Flamingoes – Linstead market
8 The Mighty Dougla – Leave me

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