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Rico, Owen Grey, The Heptones, Dennis Bovell, Prince Jazzbo and The In Crowd amongst those at the session (not to mention Michael Jackson in Louisa’s singing). With the Lloyd Coxsone smash Caught You In A Lie.

A lovely, well-paced set, with writers like Smokey, Dennis Brown, Rickie Lee and Barry White; Paulette, Candy McKenzie, Jazzbo, Suzy Brown at the mike; Aswad helping out. That should be Chuck E, not Chucky, yikes.

No let up by the Drum And Bass crew — just check the sound samples — more rock steady treasures unearthed.

Eschewing the well-known Studio 1 and Treasure Isle sides, this is mostly early and rare material, including Alton’s own imprints like All Tone and Ellis, with double helpings of US soul in his singing.