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GAY JAMAICA INDEPENDENCE TIME: EXPANDED EDITION

Doctor Bird



cd

Released: 17th May 2019

£14.99


Having dominated the rock steady era, Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid sought to reinforce his standing as one of Jamaica’s premiere record producers following the arrival of the new reggae sound towards the close of the Sixties.

Numerous best-selling singles duly followed and by the dawn of the following decade, few doubted his Treasure Isle label would continue to be a standard bearer for top quality sounds for many years to come. Evidence of the high quality of his output throughout this period came in the form of the “Gay Jamaica Independence Time” LP – a 12 track collection comprising a mixture of recent hits and new material, performed by some of the Kingston’s leading talent, notably DJ U Roy, whose early recordings for Reid were in the process of transforming the island’s music industry. Unissued outside Jamaica at the time, this superb collection is represented here, with the original track-listing augmented with an abundance of relevant bonus material. Featuring vocal and instrumental hits and rarities from some of reggae music’s leading talents, the compilation also highlights the output of Treasure Isle’s sound engineer, Byron Smith during this time, including Tommy Cowan’s previously unissued ‘Stranger In Town’. With a dozen of the recordings previously unissued on CD, this 2CD set should be an essential purchase for long-standing fans of the Treasure Isle sound and those simply wishing to hear the very best Jamaica had to offer during the first golden age of reggae.

GAY JAMAICA INDEPENDENCE TIME: EXPANDED EDITION

Tracklist

  1. BOOM SHACKA LACKA - Hopeton Lewis
  2. WAKE THE TOWN - U Roy
  3. CONDITION BAD A YARD - The Ethiopians
  4. WHITE RUM - Earl ‘Wire’ Lindo
  5. (WEAR YOU TO) THE BALL - Earl ‘Wire’ Lindo
  6. PUMPING IN - Alton Ellis
  7. HOPEFUL VILLAGE - The Tennors
  8. (THIS STATION) RULE THE NATION - U Roy
  9. DYNAMITE - Tommy McCook Quintet
  10. BIG BOY AND TEACHER - U Roy
  11. WHAT DOES IT TAKE - Alton Ellis
  12. JAMAICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM - Winston Wright
  13. SOULDER MAN - The El Dorados
  14. THIS IS ME (aka YOUR NAME IS ANDY) - Dorothy Reid
  15. REGGAE MERENGUE - Tommy McCook
  16. ALLELUJAH - The Ethiopians
  17. KEY TO THE CITY - Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett
  18. ANGEL LA LA - Nora Dean
  19. BELLAFIRE - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
  20. CHANT - Duke Reid All Stars
  21. HIDE AND SEEK - Winston Wright
  22. I WANT IT - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
  23. ROCK AWAY - Tommy McCook Quintet
  24. WHAT KIND OF LIFE IS THIS - Slim Smith
  25. BAWLING PEOPLE - Tommy McCook
  26. MOTHER'S TENDER CARE - The Ethiopians
  27. PSYCHEDELIC REGGAE - Winston Wright
  28. FIRE FIRE (TAKE 3) - Tony & His Group
  29. SUPER SOUL - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
  30. NEHRU - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
  31. SKA-VOVI - Dorothy Reid
  32. TIME PASS BY - Justin Hinds
  33. NIGHT OWL - Winston Wright
  34. WAILING - Tommy McCook
  35. IF I SHOULD MAKE IT - Freddie McKay
  36. BLACK RIVER - Tommy McCook
  37. PIRATE - The Ethiopians
  38. MY BEST DRESS - Tommy McCook
  39. CAUGHT YOU - Glen Adams
  40. IN THAT BAR - Joya Landis
  41. BANG BELLY - Tommy McCook
  42. BARBWIRE - Nora Dean
  43. MESHWIRE - Winston Wright
  44. ANOTHER RIDE - The Sexy Girls
  45. BARON’S REGGAY - Tommy McCook
  46. DARLING PLEASE RETURN - The Barons
  47. STUPID DOCTOR - Tommy McCook
  48. MY LOVE FOR YOU - The Jamaicans
  49. FOR OUR DESIRE - King Sporty
  50. SOUL MOVEMENT - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
  51. STRANGER IN TOWN - Tommy Cowan
  52. MIGHTY ALLEY - Winston Wright
  53. CRYING EVERY NIGHT - Stranger Cole
  54. TOM’S VERSION - Herman Marquis
  55. STICK BY ME - Winston Jarrett
  56. CALYPSO MAMA - The Barons
  57. BARBWIRE (ALTERNATE TAKE) - Nora Dean