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Many tracks unavailable on any format since the early Seventies 33 tracks new to CD

Includes numerous significant Jamaican hits of the early 1970s

By the early ‘70s, Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle Records had long since been firmly established as one of Jamaica’s music industry leaders, having previously released some of the biggest selling ska, rock steady and reggae 45s in the island’s history.

The trend continued as the decade progressed, with the Duke’s famed studio in Bond Street continuing to produce numerous best-sellers between 1971 and 1973.

And yet, despite the consistently high quality of his output throughout this time, many of the producer’s recordings have continued to remain criminally overlooked over the past half century. Now, at long last, they receive the long overdue attention they unquestionably merit.

Alongside hits by such established artists as The Melodians, The Tennors, Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, Errol Dunkley and Pat Kelly , are numerous long-lost gems by the likes of The Willows, The Saints, Eddie Ford and veteran performer Lascelles Perkins.

Showcasing romantic reggae, early roots and proto dub, this collection aptly demonstrates why Treasure Isle continued to be held in such high regard during this fascinating transitional period in the history of reggae music.

And with 33 recordings making their CD debut and many others officially unavailable for decades, this is a must for both Duke Reid collectors and devotees of early, top quality reggae sounds.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:

1 Super Bad – Jeff Dixon
2 Black River (tk. 1) – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics *
3 Pirate – The Ethiopians
4 Depth Charge – Tommy McCook & Soul Syndicate *
5 Sentimental Reasons – Cynthia Richards *
6 Stranger In Town – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics *
7 Broken Hearted Melody – Delroy Denton *
8 Broken Hearted Melody Version – Tommy McCook & The Supersonics *
9 Jango – Eddie Ford *
10 Mouth Trombone – Vincent Hinds & The Supersonics *
11 You’re The One I Love – Dorothy Russell *
12 Your Enemy Can’t Hurt You – The Eagles *
13 Weather Report – The Tennors
14 Aily I – Cynthia Richards
15 Aily I Version – Duke Reid’s Allstars *
16 If I Should Make It – Freddie McKay
17 Strings Of My Heart – Porky & Cynthia *
18 Rub It Down – The Eagles *
19 Rub It Down Version – Tommy McCook & All Stars *
20 Jungle Fever – Cynthia Richards
21 Hit The Bridge – Brent Dowe *
22 Guess I This Riddle – Eddie Ford *
23 Mighty Redeemer Part 1 – Justin Hinds & Dominoes
24 Mighty Redeemer Part 2 – Justin Hinds & Dominoes
25 Buck And The Preacher – Tommy McCook *

DISC TWO:

1 Break Up To Make Up – Leroy & Junior
2 Clean Up Woman – Cynthia Richards
3 Watch A Whisperer – The Willows *
4 Watch A Whisperer Version – Tommy McCook’s All Stars *
5 He’s An Older Man – Albert Tulloch *
6 Oh Lardy Dah – Junior Byles *
7 Oh Lardy Dah Version – Tommy McCook’s All Stars *
8 Passion Love – The Melodians
9 Where Must I Go – Errol Dunkley
10 How Long (Must We Wait) – The Saints *
11 Adam 12 – Lyn Taitt & The Tommy McCook’s All Stars
12 A-So – The Willows
13 A-So Version – The Now Generation Band *
14 Love Makes The World Go Round – The Melodians
15 Girl You Cried – Errol Dunkley
16 Feeling Good – The Saints *
17 Memories Don’t Leave Like People Do – Bunny Brown
18 Memories Version – Bunny Brown *
19 Nobody – Pat Kelly
20 Sentimental Journey – Lascelles Perkins *
21 Sentimental Journey Version – Lascelles Perkins *
22 Roof Over My Head – Bunny Brown *
23 Brand New Me – Pat Kelly *
24 Feel The Spirit – Toots Hibbert *
25 Feel The Spirit Version – Toots Hibbert *
* tracks new to CD

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DISC ONE:

1 Super Bad - Jeff Dixon
2 Black River (tk. 1) - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics *
3 Pirate - The Ethiopians
4 Depth Charge - Tommy McCook & Soul Syndicate *
5 Sentimental Reasons - Cynthia Richards *
6 Stranger In Town - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics *
7 Broken Hearted Melody - Delroy Denton *
8 Broken Hearted Melody Version - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics *
9 Jango - Eddie Ford *
10 Mouth Trombone - Vincent Hinds & The Supersonics *
11 You’re The One I Love - Dorothy Russell *
12 Your Enemy Can't Hurt You - The Eagles *
13 Weather Report - The Tennors
14 Aily I - Cynthia Richards
15 Aily I Version - Duke Reid's Allstars *
16 If I Should Make It - Freddie McKay
17 Strings Of My Heart - Porky & Cynthia *
18 Rub It Down - The Eagles *
19 Rub It Down Version - Tommy McCook & All Stars *
20 Jungle Fever - Cynthia Richards
21 Hit The Bridge - Brent Dowe *
22 Guess I This Riddle - Eddie Ford *
23 Mighty Redeemer Part 1 - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
24 Mighty Redeemer Part 2 - Justin Hinds & Dominoes
25 Buck And The Preacher - Tommy McCook *

DISC TWO:

1 Break Up To Make Up - Leroy & Junior
2 Clean Up Woman - Cynthia Richards
3 Watch A Whisperer - The Willows *
4 Watch A Whisperer Version - Tommy McCook’s All Stars *
5 He’s An Older Man – Albert Tulloch *
6 Oh Lardy Dah - Junior Byles *
7 Oh Lardy Dah Version - Tommy McCook’s All Stars *
8 Passion Love - The Melodians
9 Where Must I Go - Errol Dunkley
10 How Long (Must We Wait) - The Saints *
11 Adam 12 - Lyn Taitt & The Tommy McCook’s All Stars
12 A-So - The Willows
13 A-So Version - The Now Generation Band *
14 Love Makes The World Go Round - The Melodians
15 Girl You Cried - Errol Dunkley
16 Feeling Good - The Saints *
17 Memories Don’t Leave Like People Do - Bunny Brown
18 Memories Version - Bunny Brown *
19 Nobody - Pat Kelly
20 Sentimental Journey - Lascelles Perkins *
21 Sentimental Journey Version - Lascelles Perkins *
22 Roof Over My Head - Bunny Brown *
23 Brand New Me - Pat Kelly *
24 Feel The Spirit - Toots Hibbert *
25 Feel The Spirit Version - Toots Hibbert *
* tracks new to CD

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