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• ONE OF JAMAICA’S MOST POPULAR AND INFLUENTIAL VOCAL GROUPS
• INCLUDES SOME OF THE BIGGEST REGGAE HITS OF THE EARLY 1970S
• TWO TRACKS NEW TO CD
Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s Records dominated the Jamaican music scene throughout the years that immediately followed the arrival of reggae music in the late Sixties.
During this hugely exciting period, Kong’s artists roster included many of the island’s finest talents, notably the Maytals, the Pioneers, Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley & the Wailers, the Melodians and, of course, the Gaylads. The latter having been regular Jamaican hit-makers ever since Harris ‘BB’ Seaton, Winston Delano Stewart and Maurice Roberts first collaborated in 1963.
The trio’s tenure with Kong’s Beverley’s Records commenced in the summer of ‘69, after which they set about producing a slew of high quality recordings, with significant sellers from the period including such enduring works as ‘There’s A Fire’, ‘Tell The Children The Truth’, ‘Soul Sister’ and a version of James Taylor’s ‘Fire And Rain’ that proved so popular it provided the title for the group’s ridiculously collectable album from the close of 1970.
Now, almost half a century since its original release, the “Fire And Rain” LP is finally made available once more, with the original track-listing bolstered by the remainder of the Gaylads’ recordings for Leslie Kong, including numerous Jamaican hits and such rarities as ‘ABC Reggae’ and ‘Baby I’ll Be Yours’, both of which make their CD debut.
1. FIRE AND RAIN (JAMAICAN MIX)
2. SOUL SISTER
3. IT’S ALL IN THE GAME
4. BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX
5. SOMETHING IS WRONG SOMEWHERE
6. SECRET ADMIRER
7. PEACE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING
8. THERE’S A FIRE
9. SOMEDAY I WILL BE FREE
10. TELL THE CHILDREN THE TRUTH
11. DON’T LISTEN TO THE RUMOURS
12. THIS TIME I WON’T HURT YOU
13. COLD AND LONELY NIGHT
14. YOUNG, GIFTED & BLACK
15. ABC REGGAE
16. LAST TIME
17. THAT’S WHAT LOVE WILL DO
18. EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL
19. MY JAMAICAN GIRL
20. PEOPLE CRYING
21. I’LL BE YOURS
22. BE YOURS
23. FIRE AND RAIN (UK MIX)
24. WE THREE KINGS