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• First collection of Beverley’s Records revered rock steady recordings
• Featuring numerous rock steady classics
• With ten recordings new to CD!

Widely revered by Jamaica music aficionados, Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s Records released some of the finest recordings to see issue in Jamaica following its launch at the start of the 1960s, through to its close in 1972, following the premature passing of its founder the previous year.

During this golden age of Jamaican music, the label’s roster included such legendary artists Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, The Maytals, The Pioneers, The Gaylads , The Melodians and Bob Marley And The Wailers, but while the recordings of these giants have provided the focus of numerous compilations over the years, the work of the lesser- known acts to record for Kong has remained largely overlooked.

This 2CD collection sets to address this oversight by bringing together the cream of Beverley’s less familiar late ska, rock steady and proto reggae sides from late 1966 to the close of ’68.

While the names of those featured may not be widely familiar, the standard of the music rates alongside the very best of Beverley’s output during this fascinating hugely creative period of Jamaican music history.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:

KEEP THE PRESSURE ON – VOCAL GEMS
1 Keep The Pressure On – Winston & George
2 Soldiers Take Over – The Rio Grandes
3 Rudie Gets Plenty – The Spanishtonians
4 Denham Town – Winston & George
5 Moses – The Rio Grandes *
6 Fine Fine Fine – Freddie McKay
7 Kisses – The Spanishtonians *
8 Somebody Please Help Me – Norman Grant
9 Suffer Me Not – The Spanishtonians
10 I’m In A Rocking Mood – Austin Faithful
11 Govern Your Mouth – George Dekker
12 Festival Time – Eric Morris
13 Eternal Love – Austin Faithful
14 You Treating Me Bad – George Dekker
15 Miss Anti-Social – Austin Faithful
16 Terrible Mistake – Eric Morris
17 Hold Him Joe – Glen Adams *
18 Ain’t That Peculiar – Austin Faithful
19 Let’s Join Together – The Mellotones Alternate takes
20 Keep The Pressure On (alt. tk.) – Winston & George
21 Soldiers Take Over (alt. tk.) – The Rio Grandes *
22 Denham Town (alt.tk.) – Winston & George *
23 Moses (alt. tk.) – The Rio Grandes *
24 Fine Fine Fine (alt.tk.) – Freddie McKay *
25 I’m In A Rocking Mood (alt. tk.) – Austin Faithful *

DISC TWO:

DREAM LAND – ROLAND AL’S INSTRUMENTRAL GOLD
1 Women Of The World – Roland Alphonso
2 Jungle Bit – Roland Alphonso
3 On The Move – Roland Alphonso
4 El Toro – Roland Alphonso
5 Middle East – Roland Alphonso
6 Sausage – Roland Alphonso
7 The Cat – Roland Alphonso
8 Song For My Father – Roland Alphonso
9 Nothing For Nothing – Roland Alphonso
10 Soul Finger – Roland Alphonso
11 Guantanamera Ska – Roland Alphonso
12 Sock It To Me – Roland Alphonso
13 Stream Of Life – Roland Alphonso
14 Halls Of Montezuma – Roland Alphonso
15 Charade – Roland Alphonso
16 Peace And Love – Roland Alphonso
17 Goodnight My Love – Roland Alphonso
18 Whiter Shade Of Pale – Roland Alphonso
19 Dream Land – Roland Alphonso
20 Double Action – Roland Alphonso Alternate versions
21 Jungle Bit (alt.tk.) – Roland Alphonso *
22 Soul Finger – Roland Alphonso *
* new to CD

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DISC ONE:

KEEP THE PRESSURE ON – VOCAL GEMS
1 Keep The Pressure On - Winston & George
2 Soldiers Take Over - The Rio Grandes
3 Rudie Gets Plenty - The Spanishtonians
4 Denham Town - Winston & George
5 Moses - The Rio Grandes *
6 Fine Fine Fine - Freddie McKay
7 Kisses - The Spanishtonians *
8 Somebody Please Help Me - Norman Grant
9 Suffer Me Not - The Spanishtonians
10 I'm In A Rocking Mood - Austin Faithful
11 Govern Your Mouth - George Dekker
12 Festival Time - Eric Morris
13 Eternal Love - Austin Faithful
14 You Treating Me Bad - George Dekker
15 Miss Anti-Social - Austin Faithful
16 Terrible Mistake - Eric Morris
17 Hold Him Joe - Glen Adams *
18 Ain't That Peculiar - Austin Faithful
19 Let's Join Together - The Mellotones Alternate takes
20 Keep The Pressure On (alt. tk.) - Winston & George
21 Soldiers Take Over (alt. tk.) - The Rio Grandes *
22 Denham Town (alt.tk.) - Winston & George *
23 Moses (alt. tk.) - The Rio Grandes *
24 Fine Fine Fine (alt.tk.) - Freddie McKay *
25 I'm In A Rocking Mood (alt. tk.) - Austin Faithful *

DISC TWO:

DREAM LAND – ROLAND AL’S INSTRUMENTRAL GOLD
1 Women Of The World - Roland Alphonso
2 Jungle Bit - Roland Alphonso
3 On The Move - Roland Alphonso
4 El Toro - Roland Alphonso
5 Middle East - Roland Alphonso
6 Sausage - Roland Alphonso
7 The Cat - Roland Alphonso
8 Song For My Father - Roland Alphonso
9 Nothing For Nothing - Roland Alphonso
10 Soul Finger - Roland Alphonso
11 Guantanamera Ska - Roland Alphonso
12 Sock It To Me - Roland Alphonso
13 Stream Of Life - Roland Alphonso
14 Halls Of Montezuma - Roland Alphonso
15 Charade - Roland Alphonso
16 Peace And Love - Roland Alphonso
17 Goodnight My Love - Roland Alphonso
18 Whiter Shade Of Pale - Roland Alphonso
19 Dream Land - Roland Alphonso
20 Double Action - Roland Alphonso Alternate versions
21 Jungle Bit (alt.tk.) - Roland Alphonso *
22 Soul Finger - Roland Alphonso *
* new to CD

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