Superb rocksteady album from 1967, beautifully reproduced with Japanese care and attention.
The fledgling Wailing Souls, rocking steady but broken-hearted in 1966; backed with the perfect ska antidote, a previously-unreleased Hopeton Lewis pick-me-up.
Bumping rocksteady — with a gospel, Toots flavour to the A; a little more booting rhythm and blues to the flip.
Rocksteady party bomb. First time out for the horns instrumental on the B.
JH has ample hurt and soulfulness in his great voice to express this song — with tasty horns, and a little Maytals in the vocal arrangement. Tough Taitt instrumental on the flip.
Perfect — irresistible, bumptious girl-pop from Judy Mowatt’s group.
The Tartans — Prince Lincoln, Cedric Myton, Devon Russell and Berg Lewis.
Sweet, uptempo rock steady from Henry Buckley, in 1968, with backing from The Gaylettes. A more rootsy, Biblical edge to the B-side, which was originally coupled with Roland Alphonso’s How Soon.