The Flames started life as a backing unit for Alton Ellis but recorded under a variety of names The Crashers, The Hurricanes, The Invaders. Winston Jarrett was usually in the mix as the one constant member. Difficult to say who takes the lead vocalist is on this Nyabingi infused number. Most likely its Danny Clarke.More info
One of Jimmy Rileys best tunes with Lee Perry. An impassioned vocal that lays Jimmys observations on the state of ‘Rasta’ at the time. Jimmy acknowledged Perrys production skills when I asked him how was it at the Black Ark with Scratch, he smiled and said ‘Fun, Scratch was great to work with’ Perry joins in on the vocals on the flipside. Top notch.More info
Two superb rock steady sides produced by Derrick Morgan. Hop Special see's Roland Alphonso lead Saxaphone glide through Procul Harem’s ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’.
The flip side has The Inventors waxing lyrical on subjects beloved by daytime TV. Relationships and food. The Inventors ‘Food of Love’ has not been re-pressed on 45 since its original release. Comes in a hand stamped sleeves.
The Black Brothers ‘You’ve been saying things’ is a lovely rocksteady harmony workout produced around 1968 by Derrick Morgan. Never before repressed and comes with The Brothers ‘Everyday’ on the flipside. Derrick Morgan was most likely the lead singer on the Brothers track.
Comes in a hand stamped sleeve. ‘Yeah yeah yeah’
Limited edition pressing from Sonia Pottingers Gayfeet of just 600 copies of the long out of press ‘Miss Cushie’ by Junior Soul aka Junior Murvin. The flip side has the super laid back ‘Pure Soul’ with Lennie Hibbert on Vibes. Killer. Pressed in the EU. Miaow.More info
Limited edition pressing from Sonia Pottingers Gayfeet of just 600 copies. 'Living Soul' which was also know as 'The Loop'. Soulful heartfelt and smooth on the A side. The B side is a thunderous poly-rhythmic percussive assault. Both long available and limited to 600 copies.More info
Glen and Daves ‘Wake up to reality’ is an early plea for Jamaicans to get along and live together. The song is underpinned by the thumping Nyabinghi drums of Count Ossie. So many of the Gayfeet records seemed to feature Rasta infused drums around this time. The flipside is JoJo Bennetts Musical Pressure. Limited to just 600 copies.More info
Genius trumpeter Raymond Harper graced many records in the 60s. Everyone from Prince Buster to Duke Reid to Studio One used his musical dexterity. Pressed in the EU and very nicely presented. Top draw.More info
Four track Lee Perry dub mixes. Two cuts of Keep on moving on the A side and a mix each of Rainbow Country (Highway riding) and Police and Thieves (Dub Thief part 2) on the flipside. Hand stamped in a re-cycled card sleeve.More info
Horns re-cut of the classic 'Safe Travel' rhythm, led by the legendary Vin Gordon on trombone. Diggory Kenrick delivers the flute answer to Vin's trombone questions. Soulful sparse and tight. On the 'DigVin' label as a homage to the Johnny Moore, Tommy McCook 'JonTom' label.More info
One of the most evocative of rocksteady tunes finally gets a release with the correct rhythm piece on the flipside. Top notch songwriting from Phil Pratt. Melancholy deep and understated. The raw rhythm on the flipside has never been released before.More info
Killer Owen Gray piece to Johnnie Clarks - None shall escape the Judgment, titled 'Time for love'. However the real action is on the horns cut on the flipside. Overlooked masterpiece from Bobby Ellis and Val Bennett.More info