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Two CD set includes the previously unissued Soul Rock-Steady LP. Features tracks new to CD. Compliments other existing Duke Reid-themed Doctor Bird and Trojan CD releases. Throughout the brief, yet spectacularly creative rock steady era of the mid-to-late Sixties, the productions of Arthur 'Duke' Reid dominated Jamaica's musical landscape, with the larger than life former policeman releasing hit after hit on his celebrated Treasure Isle, Dutchess and Trojan labels. Whilst at the height of his success he also issued arguably the finest Jamaican-produced album of the period, Greatest Jamaican Beat, a 12 track collection showcasing some of the most talented and popular acts on his roster. This seminal 1967 set provides the focus of the first disc on this release, with it's dozen tracks supplemented by an array of rock steady gems from Reid's archives, many of which have remained unavailable for years. Disc 2, meanwhile, showcases the previously unreleased LP, Soul Rock-Steady, featuring Treasure Isle's in-house band, the Supersonics, fronted by the hugely gifted saxophonist Tommy McCook. Compiled in 1967, the 12-track album is further enhanced by numerous additional sides by the celebrated instrumental combo, a number of which make their CD debut. Complementing the contents of other currently available Doctor Bird and Trojan Duke Reid-themed collections, this celebration of the ever-popular rock steady sound is a must for the fans of both the genre and it's greatest exponent.
Two CD set includes the previously unissued Soul Rock-Steady LP. Features tracks new to CD. Compliments other existing Duke Reid-themed Doctor Bird and Trojan CD releases. Throughout the brief, yet spectacularly creative rock steady era of the mid-to-late Sixties, the productions of Arthur 'Duke' Reid dominated Jamaica's musical landscape, with the larger than life former policeman releasing hit after hit on his celebrated Treasure Isle, Dutchess and Trojan labels. Whilst at the height of his success he also issued arguably the finest Jamaican-produced album of the period, Greatest Jamaican Beat, a 12 track collection showcasing some of the most talented and popular acts on his roster. This seminal 1967 set provides the focus of the first disc on this release, with it's dozen tracks supplemented by an array of rock steady gems from Reid's archives, many of which have remained unavailable for years. Disc 2, meanwhile, showcases the previously unreleased LP, Soul Rock-Steady, featuring Treasure Isle's in-house band, the Supersonics, fronted by the hugely gifted saxophonist Tommy McCook. Compiled in 1967, the 12-track album is further enhanced by numerous additional sides by the celebrated instrumental combo, a number of which make their CD debut. Complementing the contents of other currently available Doctor Bird and Trojan Duke Reid-themed collections, this celebration of the ever-popular rock steady sound is a must for the fans of both the genre and it's greatest exponent.
5013929273337

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Format: CD
Label: IMT
Rel. Date: 03/15/2019
UPC: 5013929273337

Greatest Jamaican Beat / Various
Artist: Greatest Jamaican Beat / Various
Format: CD
New: Available $22.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Baba Boom (Festival 1967) - The Jamaicans
2. Tommy's Rock Steady - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics
3. Drink Wine - The Techniques
4. Hot Rock - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics
5. Release Me - Phyllis Dillon
6. Hey Leroy - Honey Boy Martin
7. Queen Majesty - The Techniques
8. Soul Serenade - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics
9. Mercy Mercy Mercy - The Paragons 1
10. Don't Touch Me Tomato - Phyllis Dillon 1
11. You Don't Need Me - The Melodians 1
12. Down On Bond Street - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 1
13. You Should've Known Better - The Three Tops 1
14. I've Got A Pain - The Jamaicans 1
15. Lie Low - The Gladiators 1
16. Fight Too Much - Justin Hinds ; Dominoes 1
17. I Know Just How She Feels - The Melodians 1
18. What Kind Of Fool - The Treasure Isle Boys 1
19. Carry Go Bring Come - Justin Hinds ; Dominoes 2
20. Matthew, Mark, Luke ; John - Norman Grant 2
21. I Am Sorry - Gloria And Franklin 2
22. Tears In My Eyes - Eric Morris 2
23. Once A Man (Alternate Version) - Justin Hinds ; The Dominoes 2
24. You Have Caught Me (Alternate Version) - The Melodians 2
25. Do It Right (Alternate Version) - The Melodians 2
26. Soul Rock - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 2
27. Spanish Eyes - Lyn Tait With Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 2
28. Never To Be Mine - Roland Alphonso With Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 2
29. Indian Love Call - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 3
30. Starry Night - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 3
31. The Yellow Basket - Lyn Tait With Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 3
32. Inez (Aka Tracy's Theme) - Lester Sterling With Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 3
33. Sir Don (Aka Yeh Yeh) - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 3
34. Saboo - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 3
35. What Now? (Theme From Dr. Zhivago) - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 3
36. Zazuka - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 3
37. Train To Ska-Thedral - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 3
38. Wall Street Shuffle - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 3
39. Sweet And Gentle - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 4
40. Moody Ska - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 4
41. One, Two, Three, Kick - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 4
42. Jam Session - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 4
43. Sweet Lorna - Bobby Ellis With Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 4
44. Nocturn - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 4
45. Continental - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 4
46. The Shadow Of Your Smile - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 4
47. Persian Cat - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 4
48. Real Cool - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 4
49. Our Man Flint - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics 5
50. Michelle - Tommy Mccook ; The Supersonics

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Two CD set includes the previously unissued Soul Rock-Steady LP. Features tracks new to CD. Compliments other existing Duke Reid-themed Doctor Bird and Trojan CD releases. Throughout the brief, yet spectacularly creative rock steady era of the mid-to-late Sixties, the productions of Arthur 'Duke' Reid dominated Jamaica's musical landscape, with the larger than life former policeman releasing hit after hit on his celebrated Treasure Isle, Dutchess and Trojan labels. Whilst at the height of his success he also issued arguably the finest Jamaican-produced album of the period, Greatest Jamaican Beat, a 12 track collection showcasing some of the most talented and popular acts on his roster. This seminal 1967 set provides the focus of the first disc on this release, with it's dozen tracks supplemented by an array of rock steady gems from Reid's archives, many of which have remained unavailable for years. Disc 2, meanwhile, showcases the previously unreleased LP, Soul Rock-Steady, featuring Treasure Isle's in-house band, the Supersonics, fronted by the hugely gifted saxophonist Tommy McCook. Compiled in 1967, the 12-track album is further enhanced by numerous additional sides by the celebrated instrumental combo, a number of which make their CD debut. Complementing the contents of other currently available Doctor Bird and Trojan Duke Reid-themed collections, this celebration of the ever-popular rock steady sound is a must for the fans of both the genre and it's greatest exponent.
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