Aka the Wailing Souls doing Walk Walk Walk. Almighty reggae. On the flip, Alcapone bamboozles The Gaylads’ beseeching earnestness with proverbs, yelps and nursery rhymes.
Knockout version of Syl Johnson’s searing Chicago Soul classic, on the killer S1 rhythm behind Zoot Simms’ Africa. Alcapone rides Nanny Goat on the flip, brilliantly lifting the mood. Play it back, Jack… Double attack.
Excellent organ instrumental, backed with a lovely, early Al Campbell.
Beautiful sufferers; with the great Alcapone hyping his own sound system on the flip, over You Don’t Care.
Tough pan-Caribbean wig-out, complete with twanging guitar and characteristically hot organ; with The Jamaicans’ lovely version of the Sam Cooke. (Ajax fans do a pretty good job of those oohs and ahs, too.)
Bad Studio One ska — a Sam Cooke cover by the Baba Boom crew, and a harmonica-instrumental rude-boy shout-out by Charlie Organaire. Via Drum And Bass in Osaka, with silk-screened labels. Killer.