This collection of Jamaican doo wop from the late 1950s through to the early 1960s represents a period in which sound systems had begun to dominate the island, and were starting to step up their rivalry by beginning to record and release their own platters rather than rely on imported records to gain the competitive edge.With the uniquely Jamaican ska explosion yet to completely catch hold, these tracks are largely imitative of the doo wop and R&B sound that had been reaching the island from American shores & radiowaves, albeit peppered with hints of what was to come - some of the future stars of ska, rocksteady and reggae are starting to cut their teeth on these tracks, providing a great view into the fledgling record industry on the island. Limited Vinyl LP edition available now!
This collection of Jamaican doo wop from the late 1950s through to the early 1960s represents a period in which sound systems had begun to dominate the island, and were starting to step up their rivalry by beginning to record and release their own platters rather than rely on imported records to gain the competitive edge.With the uniquely Jamaican ska explosion yet to completely catch hold, these tracks are largely imitative of the doo wop and R&B sound that had been reaching the island from American shores & radiowaves, albeit peppered with hints of what was to come - some of the future stars of ska, rocksteady and reggae are starting to cut their teeth on these tracks, providing a great view into the fledgling record industry on the island. Limited Vinyl LP edition available now!
5050580733015

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Format: Vinyl
Label: DNED
Rel. Date: 01/08/2021
UPC: 5050580733015

If I Had a Pair of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop Vol. 1 / Various
Artist: If I Had A Pair Of Wings Jamaican Doo Wop Vol 1
Format: Vinyl
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1. Alton ; Eddie - Muriel
2. Jiving Juniors - Dearest Darling
3. The Echoes ; Celestials - Are You Mine
4. Jimmy Cliff - Dearest Beverley
5. Keith ; Enid - Send Me
6. The Downbeats - Midnight Love
7. Chuck ; Dobby - 'Til the End of Time
8. The Mellowlarks - Album of Memory
9. Horthens ; Stranger - True Love
10. Dobby Dobson - Diamonds ; Pearls
11. The Charmers - I'm Going Back
12. The Blues Busters - Pleading for Mercy
13. Owen ; Millie - Do You Know
14. Laurel Aitken - Heavenly Angel

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This collection of Jamaican doo wop from the late 1950s through to the early 1960s represents a period in which sound systems had begun to dominate the island, and were starting to step up their rivalry by beginning to record and release their own platters rather than rely on imported records to gain the competitive edge.With the uniquely Jamaican ska explosion yet to completely catch hold, these tracks are largely imitative of the doo wop and R&B sound that had been reaching the island from American shores & radiowaves, albeit peppered with hints of what was to come - some of the future stars of ska, rocksteady and reggae are starting to cut their teeth on these tracks, providing a great view into the fledgling record industry on the island. Limited Vinyl LP edition available now!



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