IF I HAD A PAIR OF WINGS: JAMAICAN DOO WOP, VOL. 1 by V/A

SKU107050
ArtistV/A
TitleIF I HAD A PAIR OF WINGS: JAMAICAN DOO WOP, VOL. 1
LabelDEATH IS NOT THE END
Catalog #DEATH 025
Genre
ReleaseW 47 - 2018
FormatTapes - UKTAPE
€ 8,50incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Alton & Eddie - Muriel
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/107050_if_i_had_a_pair_of_wings_jamaican_doo_wop_vol._1/1_alton_amp_eddie_-_muriel.mp3
  2. Jiving Juniors - Dearest Darling
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/107050_if_i_had_a_pair_of_wings_jamaican_doo_wop_vol._1/2_jiving_juniors_-_dearest_darling.mp3
  3. The Echoes & Celestials - Are You Mine
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/107050_if_i_had_a_pair_of_wings_jamaican_doo_wop_vol._1/3_the_echoes_amp_celestials_-_are_you_mine.mp3
  4. Jimmy Cliff - Dearest Beverley
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/107050_if_i_had_a_pair_of_wings_jamaican_doo_wop_vol._1/4_jimmy_cliff_-_dearest_beverley.mp3
  5. Keith & Enid - Send Me
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/107050_if_i_had_a_pair_of_wings_jamaican_doo_wop_vol._1/5_keith_amp_enid_-_send_me.mp3
  6. The Downbeats - Midnight Love
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/107050_if_i_had_a_pair_of_wings_jamaican_doo_wop_vol._1/6_the_downbeats_-_midnight_love.mp3
  7. Chuck & Dobby - 'Til The End Of Time
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/107050_if_i_had_a_pair_of_wings_jamaican_doo_wop_vol._1/7_chuck_amp_dobby_-_til_the_end_of_time.mp3
  8. The Mellowlarks - Album Of Memory
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/107050_if_i_had_a_pair_of_wings_jamaican_doo_wop_vol._1/8_the_mellowlarks_-_album_of_memory.mp3
  9. Horthens & Stranger - True Love
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/107050_if_i_had_a_pair_of_wings_jamaican_doo_wop_vol._1/9_horthens_amp_stranger_-_true_love.mp3
  10. Dobby Dobson - Diamonds & Pearls
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/107050_if_i_had_a_pair_of_wings_jamaican_doo_wop_vol._1/10_dobby_dobson_-_diamonds_amp_pearls.mp3
  11. The Charmers - I'm Going Back
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/107050_if_i_had_a_pair_of_wings_jamaican_doo_wop_vol._1/11_the_charmers_-_im_going_back.mp3
  12. The Blues Busters - Pleading For Mercy
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/107050_if_i_had_a_pair_of_wings_jamaican_doo_wop_vol._1/12_the_blues_busters_-_pleading_for_mercy.mp3
  13. Owen & Millie - Do You Know
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/107050_if_i_had_a_pair_of_wings_jamaican_doo_wop_vol._1/13_owen_amp_millie_-_do_you_know.mp3
  14. Laurel Aitken - Heavenly Angel
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/107050_if_i_had_a_pair_of_wings_jamaican_doo_wop_vol._1/14_laurel_aitken_-_heavenly_angel.mp3

Description

A collection of Jamaican doo wop & R&B records taken 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, incl. Jimmy Cliff, Derrick Harriott, Alton Ellis and more, and they 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.

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