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Coxsone's Music 2: The Sound Of Young Jamaica - More Early Cuts From The Vaults Of Studio One 1959-63

Soul Jazz Records



2CD

Released: 24th Jun 2016

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3lp + download

Released: 24th Jun 2016

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These recordings were made when Sir Coxsone ruled the dancehalls of Kingston in the late 1950s and early 1960s with his number one Downbeat Sound System, where songs were tested out on dub plates at a dance to see a crowd’s reaction - the most popular of which were then released commercially.

Featuring early material by Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Tommy McCook (all of whom would form The Skatalites), Toots & The Maytals, young singers such as Bob Marley & The Wailers, Delroy Wilson and Owen Gray, all captured in their formative days. The music here spans a wealth of styles - Jamaican rhythm & blues, jazz, gospel, proto-ska, Rastafarian - all of which were drawn upon to create the future sounds of Jamaican reggae that Sir Coxsone and the artists featured would soon create at Studio One, which first opened its doors in 1963.

Coxsone's Music 2: The Sound Of Young Jamaica - More Early Cuts From The Vaults Of Studio One 1959-63

Tracklist

  1. Roland Alphonso & His Alley Cats - Jerk Pork
  2. Neville Esson - Lover’s Jive
  3. Monty & The Cyclones - Lazy Lou
  4. Owen Gray - Get Drunk
  5. Monty & The Cyclones - Dog It
  6. Clancy Eccles - More Proof
  7. Tommy McCook & The Skatalites - Exodus
  8. Clue J & His Blues Blasters - Swanee River Rock
  9. Delroy Wilson - Spit In The Sky
  10. Roland Alphonso - Federal Special
  11. Owen Gray - Grandma Grandpa
  12. Don Drummond - Cuban Blockade
  13. Theophilus Beckford With Clue J & His City Slickers - Little Lady
  14. Tommy McCook - Away from You
  15. Clancy Eccles With Hersan & His City Slickers - I Live And I Love
  16. Roland Alphonso & His Alley Cats - Hully Gully Rock
  17. Delroy Wilson - Lion Of Judah
  18. Tommy McCook - Two For One
  19. Toots & The Maytals - Sweet Sweet Jenny
  20. Roland Alphonso - Grand National
  21. Owen Gray with Hersan & His City Slickers - Sinners Weep & Mourn
  22. Tommy McCook - Peanut Vendor
  23. Toots & The Maytals - Shining Light
  24. Lascelles Perkins with Clue J & His Blues Blasters - Lonely Moments
  25. Toots & The Maytals - Six & Seven Books Of Moses
  26. Cecil Lloyd - It Happens
  27. Bunny & Scully - Don’t Do It
  28. Don Drummond - Scrap Iron
  29. Lascelles Perkins And Clue J & His Blues Blasters - Creation
  30. Tommy McCook - Don’t Slam The Door
  31. The Rhythm Aces - Joybells Of Independence
  32. Roland Alphonso - Jack Ruby
  33. Toots & The Maytals - Hallelujah
  34. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Habits
  35. Frank Anderson & Tommy McCook - Wheel & Turn
  36. Busty & Cool - Kingston To Mo’Bay
  37. Don Drummond - Mr. Propman
  38. Higgs & Wilson - Mighty Man
  39. Tommy McCook & Roland
  40. Alphonso - Trotting In
  41. Bunny & Skitter with Count Ossie & His Wareikas - Cool Breeze
  42. The Mellow Larks - Light Of My Life