Charlie Organaire

DSR-CS7-015 * 2013

Bad Boy Charlie

Bad Boy Charlie

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Fantastic harmonica workout over an uptempo ska rhythm. Original tasteful and well mastered 45 from the Studio One label. Stands out from the rest of the current Studio One releases. The B side is excellent too The Soul Brothers handle 'Thunderball' deftly.

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