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LP first time on CD
Companion release to “Hot Shots Of Reggae” CD
Many tracks new to CD
By the dawn of the Seventies, Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s Records was firmly established as Jamaica’s premier record label, having secured a series of major international hits by some of the island’s finest talents.
Having secured rights to Kong’s output the previous year, London-based reggae giant, Trojan Records, had wasted little time showcasing the Kingston-based producer’s work on a series of 7” singles and albums.
Among the LPs to see issue in 1970 were two ‘various artist’ compilations: the recently reissued “Hot Shots Of Reggae” and the equally sought-after “King Size Reggae”.
Available on CD for the first time ever, the latter features some of the finest Jamaican recordings of the period, with the track-listing bolstered by no less than 19 Leslie Kong-produced bonus tracks, many of which appear on CD for the first time.
A perfect companion to the “Hot Shots Of Reggae” CD, or simply a superb stand-alone collection in its own right, this long overdue release is an essential purchase for fans seeking the best in classic reggae sounds.
KING SIZE REGGAE
1. (GOD LOVES YOU) SOUL SISTER – The Gaylads 2. IT’S GONNA TAKE A MIRACLE – Ken Boothe
3. THE BITTERNESS OF LIFE – Bruce Ruffin
4. (COME) ROCK IT WITH ME – The Melodians
5. MONEY DAY – The Pioneers
6. GAVE YOU MY LOVE – Delroy Wilson
7. NOW I KNOW – Ken Boothe
8. STAIRCASE OF TIME – Tony Brevett
9. TELL THE CHILDREN THE TRUTH – The Gaylads BONUS TRACKS
10. CECILIA – Bruce Ruffin
11. I CAN REMEMBER – The Tennors
12. GOT TO GET AWAY – Delroy Wilson
13. I’M A TRUE BELIEVER – Tyrone Evans & Bruce Ruffin
14. I’M BLACK – The Epics
15. NIGHT FLIGHT (AKA SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY) – Ansel Collins
16. WHO’S GONNA BE YOUR MAN – Bruce Ruffin
17. COLLIE AND WINE – Glen Brown
18. TRIBUTE TO PRINCE RUFF – The Monster & The Beverley’s All Stars
19. BABY DON’T DO IT – The Clarendonians
20. YOU WERE SO MUCH IN LOVE – The Tennors
21. OOH CHILD – Bruce Ruffin
22. RUN FATTIE – The Slickers
23. FAT CAT – Ansel Collins
24. I’M GONNA MAKE IT – The Kingstonians
25. LET THEM SAY – Tyrone Evans
26. THE BELLS OF FREEDOM – The Epics
27. CANDIDA – Bruce Ruffin & Beverley’s All Stars
28. BULL RUSH – Ansel Collins