The first volume of this Jamaican doo wop and RnB series with tracks from the late '50s and early '60s. These records represent a period in which soundsystems were just starting to dominate the island, with Duke Reid and Sir Coxsone stepping up their rivalry by beginning to make and release their own records rather than rely on US imports for use in their dances. Many of these records are definitely more-or-less imitations of the American records, as the uniquely Jamaican ska sound was yet to take hold - however many of the future stars of ska, rocksteady and reggae were beginning to cut their teeth in the industry on these records, including Prince Buster, Derrick Harriott and more, and provide a unique view into the fledgling independent record industry culture in Jamaica that would prove to be unbelievably proflific and unparalleled for an island of it's size.

 

Side One:
ALTON AND EDDIE: Muriel
JIVING JUNIORS: Dearest Darling
THE ECHOES AND CELESTIALS:
Are You Mine
JIMMY CLIFF: Dearest Beverley
KEITH AND ENID: Send Me
THE DOWNBEATS: Midnight Love
CHUCK AND DOBBY: 'Til The End Of Time

Side Two:
THE MELLOWLARKS: Album Of Memory
HORTHENS AND STRANGER:
True Love
DOBBY DOBSON: Diamonds And Pearls
THE CHARMERS: I'm Going Back
THE BLUES BUSTERS: Pleading For Mercy
OWEN AND MILLIE: Do You Know
LAUREL AITKEN: Heavenly Angel

 

 

If I Had A Pair Of Wings - Jamaican Doo Wop Vol. 1

Artikelnummer: DeathIsNotTheEnd-025
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