We’ve got a trio of Reggae classics out this week from Doctor Bird Records! There is music from Derrick Harriot, The Silvertones, and more available to order now on #NewMusicFriday. Find out more below…
DBCDD079 DERRICK HARRIOTT GREATEST REGGAE HITS: EXPANDED ORIGINAL ALBUM 2CD 11/06/21
By the mid-1970s, Derrick Harriott was already a veteran of the Jamaican music scene, having launched his singing career some two decades earlier. During the rock steady era, his productions included a score of hits, with his work widely regarded as being among the most accomplished of the era.
His hit rate continued unabated into the Seventies and by the time Trojan Records released his “Greatest Hits” album in 1975, Harriott was firmly established as one of reggae music’s premier hit makers.
The best-selling collection was to have a profound influence on the developing sound of lovers rock, yet despite its popularity and significance, has remained unavailable on CD – until now.
CD1 of this deluxe expanded version of the LP includes dub versions of nine of the album’s dozen tracks, while the second disc showcases Harriott’s follow-up long-player, “Reggae Disco Rockers”, the original UK release of which was pulled due to Trojan’s abrupt demise in ’75
Including 33 tracks new to CD, “Greatest Hits” not only showcases some of the finest soulful reggae sounds ever to see issue, but also provides a wonderful opportunity to discover one of the most reggae albums of the Seventies.
DBCD080 SILVERTONES SILVER BULLETS: EXPANDED ORIGINAL ALBUM CD 11/06/21
Long overdue expanded edition of the hugely sought-after Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry-produced album from 1973, “Silver Bullets” features the entirety of the Silvertones’ work for the widely acclaimed music maker.
The collection was one of the first to be produced at Perry’s newly opened Black Ark studio in Washington Gardens, with the vocal tracks added at King Tubby’s equally illustrious establishment in Dromilly Avenue.
Unavailable on CD for over a quarter of a century, this hugely collectable album has now been expanded to include Silvertones’ remaining output for the Upsetter, as well as solo sides by the vocal trio’s original lead singer, Delroy Denton.
Annotated by Lee Perry’s biographer, David Katz, “Silver Bullets” is an essential collection for fans of the producer’s work as well as anyone wishing to own and hear some of the very finest vintage reggae sounds from the late Sixties and early Seventies.
DBCDX081 VARIOUS ARTISTS THE BEST OF REGGAE: EXPANDED ORIGINAL ALBUM 2CD 11/06/21
Expanded version of the best-selling TV advertised album from 1973, comprising 55 of the biggest reggae hits of the late Sixties and early Seventies.
The double disc collection includes numerous chart-busting hits and dancefloor-fillers, performed by some of the greatest Jamaican performers of the era, including such legendary artists as Desmond Dekker, the Maytals, Dave & Ansel Collins, the Pioneers, John Holt, Greyhound and Bob & Marcia.
Guaranteed to bring a touch of warm Jamaican sunshine to even the coldest of days, “The Best Of Reggae” is sure to brighten up any occasion, 365 days of the year!
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