VARIOUS - IF I HAD A PAIR OF WINGS, VOL. 2

VARIOUS - IF I HAD A PAIR OF WINGS, VOL. 2

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Label: DEATH IS NOT TH

Release date: 01/03/2019

Barcode: 5050580710412

Catalog no.: DEATH0000028

Item ID: 475384

The second volume of this Jamaican doo wop and R&B 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.
TRACKS:
01. Lloyd Clark Smithie's Sextet - Now I Know The Reason
02. The Charmers & Prince Buster - Now You Want To Cry
03. The Rhythm Aces & The Caribs - A Thousand Teardrops
04. Jiving Juniors - Have Faith In Me
05. Chuck & Dobby - Love My Teacher
06. The Blues Busters - Call Your Name Forever
07. The Echoes & Celestials - I Love You Forever
08. Wilfred Jackie Edwards - Hear My Cry
09. Jiving Juniors - Valerie
10. The Magic Notes - Why Did You Leave Me
11. Rupert Edwards - Guilty Convict
12. Keith & Enid - Worried Over You
13. The Moonlighters - Julie
14. Higgs & Wilson - How Can I Be Sure

Also available: IF I HAD A PAIR OF WINGS, VOL. 2 (LP).

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