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Jimmy London

It Ain't Easy Living In The Ghetto

    'It Ain't Easy Living In The Ghetto' 1980

    Produced by Phil Pratt

    Vocals: Jimmy London

    Bass: Aston 'Family Man' Barrett & Robert 'Robbie' Shakespeare

    Drums: Carlton Barrett & Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar

    Lead Guitar: Bertram 'Ranchie' MacLean

    Rhythm Guitar: Radcliffe 'Dougie' Bryan

    Keyboards: Ansell 'Pinkie' Collins & Bobby Kalphat

    Tenor Saxophone: Tommy McCook

    Alto Saxophone: Felix 'Deadly Headley' Bennett

    Trombone: Vincent 'Don D Junior' Gordon

    Percussion: Christopher 'Sky Juice' Blake, Noel 'Scully' Simms & Uzziah 'Sticky' Thompson

    Recorded at: Channel One Recording Studio, 29 Maxfield Avenue, Kingston 13, Jamaica

    Engineers: Ernest Hookim & Oswald 'Ossie' Hibbert

    TRACK LISTING

    It Aint Easy
    Rock And Roll Lullaby
    Jimmy Say Hello
    You Know What I Mean
    Running Wild
    Got To Change Your Ways
    Family Man
    Moving On
    Peggy My Love
    Loving You

    Toots & The Maytals

    Recoup

      Reissue of 1997 album on 180 gram RED vinyl by Toots & Maytals

      Lead Vocals: Toots Hibbert

      Background Vocals: Raleigh Gordon, Jerry Matthias

      Guitars: Hux Brown, Carl Harvey, Rad Bryan

      Keyboards: Winston Grennan

      Bass: Jackie JacksonProduced by: Toots Hibbert

      Executive producer on tracks 2,3 & 4 Wayne Chen

      Track 1 produced by Peter Simon

      Mastered by: Dale Ashley at Grace Note Productions

      TRACK LISTING

      Back To The Island
      One Eyed Enos
      Judge And The Corporal / Irie
      Woman Liberation
      54-46 That's My Number
      Revolution
      Loving Spirit
      Koo Koo
      Pee Pee Cluck Cluck
      Love Gonna Walk Out On Me
      I See You

      Anthony Johnson

      Reggae Feelings

        ‘Reggae Feelings’ is a reminder of the continuing relevance of the dancehall style; rough, raw and rugged they represent the real authentic sound of young Jamaica from over thirty years ago when the youths “forgot their troubles and danced”.

        The producer for the album, deejay turned record producer, Jah Thomas also recorded two songs which were critical to the development of the dancehall style: Triston Palma’s ‘Entertainment’ in 1981, a cut of ‘Heavenless’, and ‘Gunshot’ by Anthony Johnson.Born in Kingston, Jamaica 25th December 1957 Roy Anthony Johnson grew up in the notorious Trench Town ghetto where, inspired by local vocalists, Dennis Brown, Alton Ellis & John Holt, he made his debut recording ‘Free Black Man’ for Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee which remained unreleased. He went on to record with Jo Jo Hookim at Channel One before becoming a member of the Mystic I vocal trio alongside Les Clarke and Balvin Fials, who released the ‘Mysterious’ album, produced by Linval Thompson, on Burning Sounds.

        TRACK LISTING

        Fussing & Fighting
        Run Too Much
        Natty Dread Come In A Dance
        Baby Your Loving
        Reggae Feelings
        Dread Locks
        Mother Mother
        Loving You
        Settle Down
        Sitting Everyday

        Prince Lincoln Thompson And The Royal Rasses

        Natural Wild

          Original 1980 album now released on coloured vinyl. Features full colour Insert with extensive sleeve notes. Recorded at Channel One Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica. Mixed at Harry J Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica

          TRACK LISTING

          Mechanical Devices
          Natural Wild
          My Generation
          Natural (Reprise)
          Spaceship
          People's Minds
          People Love Jah Music
          Smiling Faces

          The Heptones

          In A Dancehall Style

            The Heptones are a Jamaican rocksteady and reggae vocal trio. They were a significant force in that played a major role in the gradual transition between ska and rocksteady into reggae with their three-part harmonies.

            The Heptones: Barry Llewellyn, Earl Morgan & Dolphin ‘Naggo’ Morris.

            TRACK LISTING

            Music Vibes
            My Home Town
            Island Woman
            Peace & Love
            Botheration
            Feeling Busted
            Teardrops
            Secret Love Affairs
            Girl, You Are On My Mind
            Distant Land

            The Heptones

            Back On Top

              Original album released 1983. Now rereleased on 180 gram RED vinyl + inner bag with comprehensive sleeve notes.

              Musicians - The Roots Radics: Bass: Errol ‘Flabba’ Holt & Robert ‘Robbie’ Shakespeare Drums: Lincoln Valentine ‘Style’ Scott Lead Guitar: Eric ‘Bingy Bunny’ Lamont Rhythm Guitar: Eric ‘Bingy Bunny’ Lamont Piano: Wycliffe ‘Steely’ Johnson & Winston ‘Brubeck’ Wright

              TRACK LISTING

              Place Called Love
              Suddenly
              Only Sixteen
              Pretty Little Cottage
              Yesterday
              Sea Of Love
              Love Won’t Come Easy
              Take Me Darling
              Love Story
              I Got The Handle

              The Morwells formed in 1973 comprising Eric "Bingy Bunny" Lamont and Maurice "Blacka" Wellington, childhood friends from Kingston's Trenchtown area. The band expanded to a trio in 1974 with the addition of Louis Davis, formerly of The Versatiles alongside Junior Byles. David was a talented arranger and also taught Lamont to play guitar. Wellington began working as a studio engineer and producer for Joe Gibbs in 1976, working on the early recordings by Culture, while Lamont joined The Revolutionaries as rhythm guitarist, although they continued to work as The Morwells. Their new connections gave them access to much of Jamaica's musical talent of the era, and in 1977 they were joined by bassist Errol 'Flabba' Holt. Recorded in 1977 'Crab Race' also features the likes Sly & Robbie, Franklyn Bubbler Waul, Tarzan and Sticky. Quality vocal set.


              TRACK LISTING

              Baby Why Did You Leave Me To Cry
              Swing And Dine
              Reality
              Come On Little Girl
              Got To Be Witty
              Movie Star
              Got To Find Somewhere To Live
              Bit By Bit
              Give Me Power
              Music Is So Divine
              (See Me Again) Roman Stewart
              Crab Race


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