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• First official CD reissue of seminal 1968 rock steady album

• Includes numerous Jamaican hits and elusive rarities

• Features tracks new to CD

Although the Sydney Crooks-led Pioneers were already veterans of Jamaican music scene when, in 1967, they came to join the small roster of the then rookie producer Joe Gibbs, the vocal trio had as yet failed to achieve any significant success.

Within a year, however, they were regulars in the national charts, with significant hits including ‘Long Shot’, ‘Jackpot’, ‘Catch The Beat’ and ‘No Dope Me Pony’.

In recognition of their popularity both at home and in the UK, London-based Trojan Records released an entire collection showcasing the best of their work to date: ‘Greetings From The Pioneers’.

Issued on the Amalgamated subsidiary label that had been created as a vehicle for Gibbs’s works, the set became an essential purchase for many both in the UK’s growing Afro-Caribbean community and among a rapidly expanding young, white working class fanbase.

Now, over half a century since his historic release, the collection finally sees release on CD, with its original 12 tracks augmented by an astounding 48 Joe Gibbs-produced recordings from the period.

Included are numerous major Jamaican chart hits and equally obscure recordings from the archives.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:

THE PIONEERS
‘GREETINGS FROM THE PIONEERS’

1. ME NAW GO A BELIEVE – The Pioneers
2. YOU’LL NEVER GET AWAY – The Pioneers
3. BABY DON’T BE LATE – The Righteous Flames
4. SHAKE IT UP – The Pioneers
5. NO DOPE ME PONY – The Pioneers
6. WHIP THEM – The Pioneers
7. GIMME GIMME GIRL – The Righteous Flames
8. THINGS JUST GOT TO CHANGE – The Pioneers
9. SWEET DREAMS – The Pioneers
10. TICKLE ME FOR DAYS – The Pioneers
11. JACKPOT – The Pioneers
12. GIVE ME A LITTLE LOVING – The Pioneers

BONUS TRACKS:
13. LONG SHOT – The Pioneers
14. GIVE IT TO ME – The Pioneers
15. GOODIES ARE THE GREATEST – The Pioneers
16. DIP AND FALL BACK – The Pioneers
17. HAVING A BALL – The Pioneers
18. PAN YA MACHETE – The Pioneers
19. MISS EVA – The Pioneers
20. (RUN COME) WALLA WALLA – The Pioneersa
21. REGGAE BEAT – The Pioneers
22. ALLI BUTTON – The Pioneers
23. WHO THE CAP FITS – The Pioneers
24. DON’T YOU KNOW – The Pioneers
25. CATCH THE BEAT – The Pioneers
26. SECRET WEAPON – Ansell Collins

DISC TWO:

1 LETTER TO MUMMY AND DADDY – Errol Dunkley
2 EL CASINO ROYALE – Lyn Taitt & The Jets
3 FEEL GOOD – The Mellotones
4 OVER AND OVER – Jackie Robinson
5 SOUL GLIDE – Neville Hinds
6 WOMAN OF SAMARIA – The Spanishites
7 FEEL GOOD – Errol Dunkley
8 LET THE LITTLE GIRL DANCE – Jackie Robinson
9 THIS IS SOUL – Lyn Taitt & The Jets
10 GOOD TIME ROCK – Hugh Malcolm
11 GET ON UP – The Creations
12 DECIMAL CURRENCY – The Blenders
13 PLEASE MR GATEMAN – The Versatiles
14 HOLDING OUT – Jackie Robinson
15 JUMPING JACK – Carl Bryan
16 NEVER SEE COME SEE – The Royals
17 HURRY COME UP – The Invaders
18 THE GAME SONG – Drumbago & The Blenders
19 ONCE MORE – Errol Dunkley
20 BELLY LICK – Dennis Walks
21 DELILAH – Tyrone Taylor –
22 OFF TRACK – The Cannonball Trio
23 PEOPLE GRUDGEFUL – Sir Gibbs
24 JANAN – The Immortals
25 REGGAE JEGGAE – Drumbago & The Blenders
26 JUMPY JUMPY GIRL – The Conquerors
27 MORTGAGE (YOUR LAND) – Hugh Malcolm
28 MAN ABOUT TOWN – The Cannonball Trio

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Track Listing:


DISC ONE:

THE PIONEERS
‘GREETINGS FROM THE PIONEERS’

1. ME NAW GO A BELIEVE - The Pioneers
2. YOU'LL NEVER GET AWAY - The Pioneers
3. BABY DON'T BE LATE - The Righteous Flames
4. SHAKE IT UP - The Pioneers
5. NO DOPE ME PONY - The Pioneers
6. WHIP THEM - The Pioneers
7. GIMME GIMME GIRL - The Righteous Flames
8. THINGS JUST GOT TO CHANGE - The Pioneers
9. SWEET DREAMS - The Pioneers
10. TICKLE ME FOR DAYS - The Pioneers
11. JACKPOT - The Pioneers
12. GIVE ME A LITTLE LOVING - The Pioneers

BONUS TRACKS:
13. LONG SHOT - The Pioneers
14. GIVE IT TO ME - The Pioneers
15. GOODIES ARE THE GREATEST - The Pioneers
16. DIP AND FALL BACK - The Pioneers
17. HAVING A BALL - The Pioneers
18. PAN YA MACHETE - The Pioneers
19. MISS EVA - The Pioneers
20. (RUN COME) WALLA WALLA - The Pioneersa
21. REGGAE BEAT - The Pioneers
22. ALLI BUTTON - The Pioneers
23. WHO THE CAP FITS - The Pioneers
24. DON'T YOU KNOW - The Pioneers
25. CATCH THE BEAT - The Pioneers
26. SECRET WEAPON - Ansell Collins

DISC TWO:

1 LETTER TO MUMMY AND DADDY - Errol Dunkley
2 EL CASINO ROYALE - Lyn Taitt & The Jets
3 FEEL GOOD - The Mellotones
4 OVER AND OVER - Jackie Robinson
5 SOUL GLIDE - Neville Hinds
6 WOMAN OF SAMARIA - The Spanishites
7 FEEL GOOD - Errol Dunkley
8 LET THE LITTLE GIRL DANCE - Jackie Robinson
9 THIS IS SOUL - Lyn Taitt & The Jets
10 GOOD TIME ROCK - Hugh Malcolm
11 GET ON UP - The Creations
12 DECIMAL CURRENCY - The Blenders
13 PLEASE MR GATEMAN - The Versatiles
14 HOLDING OUT - Jackie Robinson
15 JUMPING JACK - Carl Bryan
16 NEVER SEE COME SEE - The Royals
17 HURRY COME UP - The Invaders
18 THE GAME SONG - Drumbago & The Blenders
19 ONCE MORE - Errol Dunkley
20 BELLY LICK - Dennis Walks
21 DELILAH - Tyrone Taylor -
22 OFF TRACK - The Cannonball Trio
23 PEOPLE GRUDGEFUL - Sir Gibbs
24 JANAN - The Immortals
25 REGGAE JEGGAE - Drumbago & The Blenders
26 JUMPY JUMPY GIRL - The Conquerors
27 MORTGAGE (YOUR LAND) - Hugh Malcolm
28 MAN ABOUT TOWN - The Cannonball Trio