The Royals

Pressure Sounds * PSLP36SSRP * 2013

Pick Up The Pieces

Pick Up The Pieces

  • 1. Pick Up The Pieces
  • 2. Ghetto Man
  • 3. Heart In Pain
  • 4. Sufferer Of The Ghetto
  • 5. If I Were You
  • 6. When You Are Wrong (version one)
  • 7. When You Are Wrong (version two)
  • 8. Promised Land
  • 9. Message
  • 10. Only For A Time
  • 11. Genuine Way
  • 12. Blacker Black
  • 13. Peace & Love
  • 14. Facts Of Life
  • 15. If You Want Good
  • 16. Make Believe (version one)
  • 17. Make Believe (version two)
  • 18. Leave Out Of Babylon
  • 19. Down Comes The Rain

Information

Beautiful collection of Royals material containing all their classic early seventies titles including the title track, Ghetto Man, Sufferer Of The Ghetto, Heart In Pain, When You Are Wrong, Promised Land, Peace & Love, Down Comes The Rain and Genuine Way, which features the voice of King Tubby’s brother; Lloyd Ruddock. Their main voice was of course that of their leader Roy Cousins whose distinctive high register lisping vocals raise the material into the rarified upper echelons occupied by the likes of The Abbysinians. Heavier, later seventies titles such as Facts Of Life, If You Want Good and Make Believe is also present. Essential.

Reviews

  • The Inturns  - Nothing is Impossible (extended mix)The Inturns Nothing is Impossible (extended mix)

    An excellent extended mix by Phil Pratt of The Inturns 'Nothing is Impossible'. First released on a Chanan Jah 12' in the mid nineteen seventies. The Inturns recorded an album and several singles for Phil Pratt before returning to the their original name The Viceroys. Extended mix of 'Detour' on the flipside. Comes in a hand stamped bag. Crisp.

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  • Junior Brown - What a disasterJunior BrownWhat a disaster

    Three cuts of Junior Brown/ Phil Pratts 'What a disaster'. The rhythm was recorded in Jamaica by Sly and Robbie and was part of the Dial M for Murder lp. The Junior Brown vocal was voiced in the UK and released on The Mystic label. We have an extra mix added to the Pressure Sounds release by The Disciple. A killer release that comes in a hand stamped bag made out of re-cycled card.

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  • L. Crosdale  - Reggae MusicL. Crosdale Reggae Music

    Really uplifting vocal from Lloyd Crosdale. Bit of a pearl this one. Nice tune on the Studio One imprint 'London Records'. Backed by Drumbago and the Rebel Brothers on the flipside. Nice spacey dub. Original JA pressing so check the soundclips.

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  • Don Drummond  - ReloadDon Drummond Reload

    Genius from the master Don Drummond. Ably backed by Lennie Hibbert on vibes on 'Reload' on the A side. On the flipside the more frantic 'Little Willie' by Clue J & his Blues Busters. A pretty good pressing but check the sound clips before you buy.

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  • The Ethiopians  - The ProphetThe Ethiopians The Prophet

    Excellent tune from The Ethiopians on the A side. A crackling uptempo backing by the New Establishment band with Leonard Dillon reflecting on 'The Prophet' on the A side and tasty version of the same tune on the flipside.

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  • Don Drummond & The Skatalites - This Man is BackDon Drummond & The SkatalitesThis Man is Back

    Double header from the Don and the Skatalites. Mellow on one side and the more ska-ish on the Russian Ska Fever cut.

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