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SIR J.J. SPECIAL: J.J. JOHNSON'S SKA AND ROCK STEADY PRODUCTIONS 1966-1968

Doctor Bird



2CD

Released: 11th Sep 2020

£13.99


Most tracks unavailable for over 50 years!.

Includes some of the biggest Jamaican hits of the rock steady era. Discerning Clash fans will spot the inclusion of the original version of ‘Wrong Emboyo’ (The Rulers) Soon after embarking on a career as a record producer in 1966, record retailer and jukebox businessman Karl ‘J.J.’ Johnson, enjoyed a series of significant Jamaican hits with a number of local artists, notably the Rulers and Carl Dawkins. The hits continued throughout the rock steady era, with the Kingstonians and Eric Donaldson’s West Indians joining Johnson’s small, but popular roster of acts. These and many more feature on this, the very first compilation to focus on J.J. Johnson’s pre-reggae output.

SIR J.J. SPECIAL: J.J. JOHNSON'S SKA AND ROCK STEADY PRODUCTIONS 1966-1968

Tracklist

  1. GIVE ME JUSTICE - Lee Perry
  2. I NEED YOUR LOVE - Earl Lowden & The Fugitives
  3. EVIL LOVE - The Uniques
  4. BABY WHY - Earl Lowden with The Fugitives
  5. THE WOOD MAN - Lee Perry
  6. NEVER GO AWAY - Earl Lowden & The Fugitives
  7. BE GOOD - The Rulers
  8. BABY I LOVE YOU - Carl Dawkins
  9. PEOPLE OF TODAY - Earl Lowden & The Fugitives
  10. DON'T BE RUDE - The Rulers
  11. J.J. SPECIAL - Val Bennett & The Carib Beats
  12. HARD TIME - Carl Dawkins
  13. TOO LATE - The Rulers
  14. I'M DEPENDING ON YOU - The Vibrators
  15. I WON'T GIVE IN - Carl Dawkins
  16. COPASETIC - The Rulers
  17. ADDAMS FAMILY ROCK STEADY - The Carib Beats
  18. ALL OF A SUDDEN - Carl Dawkins
  19. MAN FREE - The Viceroys
  20. WHY DON'T YOU CHANGE - The Rulers
  21. HEP TIME (HELP TIME) - Carl Dawkins
  22. NOSEY PEOPLE - The Viceroys
  23. DANGEROUS TOOL - The Inspirations
  24. RUNNING SHOES - Carl Dawkins
  25. INNOCENT MAN - The Viceroys
  26. WRONG EMBOYO - The Rulers
  27. HOT AND STICKY - Carl Dawkins
  28. CALLING SOUL - Raymond Harper & The Carib Beats
  29. WINEY WINEY - The Kingstonians
  30. BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP - The Soul Leaders
  31. LET MY PEOPLE GO - The Rulers
  32. I DON'T CARE - The Kingstonians
  33. I NEED MONEY - Inspirations
  34. YOUR SAFE KEEP - Primo & Hopeton
  35. MORE WINE - The Kingstonians
  36. BE MINE - The Rulers
  37. POUR ON THE SAUCE - The Soul Leaders
  38. CRIME DON'T PAY - The Kingstonians
  39. LOVING AND KIND - Primo & Hopeton
  40. HOKEY POKEY - The West Indians
  41. FUN GALORE - The Kingstonians
  42. WELL COVERED - The Rulers
  43. I MEAN IT - The West Indians
  44. MOMMY AND DADDY - The Kingstonians
  45. SOUL FOOD - Lyn Taitt & The Jets
  46. FALLING IN LOVE - The West Indians
  47. FALSE WITNESS - The Kingstonians
  48. SLOT MACHINE - Ossie & The Kilowatts
  49. RIGHT ON TIME - The West Indians
  50. GIRLS LIKE DIRT - The Kingstonians
  51. REAL COOL OPERATOR - Ossie & The Kilowatts
  52. BRING IT ON HOME TO ME - The Kilowatts
  53. MUSIC FLAMES - Errol Brown
  54. PUT DOWN YOUR FIRE - The Kingstonians
  55. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD - The Kilowatts
  56. MERRY CHRISTMAS - The Kingstonians