Rollicking, mid-sixties, post-Skatalites ska thriller, led by Bobby Ellis and Roland Alphonso, with slightly different soloing to the original release. With the sweet, forsaken Summertairs: ‘I love you, Errol.’
With a sweet Hamlins on the flip. From the compilation Studio One Schmaltz, out in time for Christmas. Superior Dub Store pressing.
A masterful, sublime cover of the Young Holt by the newly-formed combo; backed with Roy Richards’ classic harmonica version of Summertime.
Jamaican mento and calypso by the likes of Tanamo, Count Lasher and Laurel Aitken; and the US rhythm and blues licensed there, in the run-up to ska.
A tear-up duet, with The Skatalites on the boil; and some nice, searing JA soul from Dobby Dobson, with wailing organ and hefty backbeat.
A blistering selection, with the series’ signature mixture of classic hits and recovered treasure.
Superb selection from the Soul Vendors era. An early run-out for FM’s Bandulo rhythm to start; connoisseur monsters like Rave All Night and I Make a Woman; Mittoo murder like Sure Shots. Notes by Chris Lane.
Unmistakable themes from the TV series soundtrack, in party-rocking style, with biff-boof organ.
The Tartans — Prince Lincoln, Cedric Myton, Devon Russell and Berg Lewis.