Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Mr Double Down Presents Reggae Got Soul

Welcome back!

It's been a pretty hectic time round these parts lately, a few personal issues and tissues coupled with moving house has meant that (yet again) my little corner of the Interweb has managed to gather some lazy dust.

The big relocation went well, all things considered and anyone with a slightly large record collection will understand the trials and tribulations that go hand in hand with moving house. Boxing, packing, transporting, unpacking and re-homing are all individually stress inducing tasks but you'll be pleased to know that both record collection and my sanity remain intact and back in a state of semi normality!!

Today's mix comes prompted from the back end of that move. After unpacking and refilling 2500 odd 45s! including a couple of mixed crates which had previously been gathering dust, I discovered that my Reggae and Ska sections had significantly swelled since the last count!

Refiling 45s

Whilst the main output here is Funk & Soul, I thought it might be interesting to knock up a mix of Reggae and Ska for you. I'm not a serious collector of the genre but always enjoy dipping in every now and again when something catches my ear.

The Reggae and Ska diehards amongst you may not find anything new here but I think this is a nicely paced mix nonetheless that should hopefully tide you over to my next instalment!

Enjoy today's selections and I'll catch you on the flipside with something cool!


Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop - Smash

Derrick Morgan - Miss Lulu -ACL

Prince Buster & The All Stars - Wash Wash - Prince Buster

Errol Dixon & The Back Beats - Mama Shut Your Door - Blue Beat

The Vikings - Never Grow Old - Island

Lord Packai - Bado Man - Wildbells

Toots & The Maytals - Hold On - Pyramid

Clancy Eccles - Uncle Joe - Hallmark

Nicky Thomas - Lonely Feeling - Hallmark

Dandy - There Is A Mountain - Giant

Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World, Beautiful People - Trojan

The Pioneers - More Love - Trojan

Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Israelites - Pyramid 

Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop - Beverley's Records

Desmond Dekker & The Aces - 007 - Pyramid

Edwin Starr - 25 Miles - (Ska Version)

Prince Buster - Ten Commandments (From Man To Woman) - Philips

Cutty Ranks - A Who Seh Me Dun - VP Records

Wayne Smith - Under Me Sleng Teng -SJ Records

Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm - Technique Records

Sister Nancy - Bam Bam - SJ Records

Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Rankin - SJ Records

The Maytals - 54-46 Was My Number - Trojan

Toots & The Maytals - Reggae Got Soul - Island Records

The Gaylads - ABC Rocksteady - Gay Fleet Records

Bob Marley & The Wailers - One Love / People Get Ready - Island Records

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