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following selection of high quality records, from which many of the lyrics on this site are taken.  enjoy.


Ska Uprising JUSTIN HINDS AND THE DOMINOES | SKA UPRISING                               Trojan Records - CDTRL314

A thorough collection of Justin Hinds' greatest hits in a wide variety of genres:  the exuberant ska of "Over The River" and "Carry Go Bring Come", the mellow rocksteady of "Save A Bread", the skinhead reggae of "Should Have Known Better" and  the bouncy reggae of "Botheration".   

Track listing:  1.  Carry Go Bring Come    |    2. Over the River   |   3. Corner Stone   |   4. Mother Banner   |5. Rub Up Push Up   |   6. Try Me   |   7. Teach the Youth   |   8. The Higher the Monkey Climbs   |   9. Fight For the Rights   |   10. Here I Stand    |   11.  Save A Bread    |   12. Carry Go Bring Come (Rocksteady Version)    |   13. Fight Too Much    |   14. Once A Man    |   15. You Should Have Known Better    |   16. Drink Milk    |   17. Everywhere I Go (Travel With Love)    |   18. Botheration    |   19. Mighty Redeemer    |   20. Sinners


Fatty Fatty (1967-1970) CLANCY ECCLES AND FRIENDS | FATTY FATTY (1967-1970)                   Trojan Records - CDTRL262

A bounty of skinhead reggae and rocksteady produced by the Orange Street tailor himself.  Includes the classics "Herbsman" and "Fatty Fatty" and a handful of solid skinhead reggae instrumentals.

Track listing:  1.  Fatty Fatty    |    2. Holly Holy   |   3. Phantom   |   4. Say What You're Saying   |   5. Please Stay   |   6. Foolish Fool   |   7. Mr. Midnight   |   8. Simple Simon   |   9. C.N. Express   |   10. Mademoiselle    |   11.   No Good Girl    |   12. Herbsman    |   13. Auntie Lulu    |   14. Don't Look Back    |   15. My Lonely Days Alone    |   16. John Public    |   17. Old Man Say    |   18. Easy Snappin    |   19. Soul Power    |   20. Bag A Boo    |   21. Dulcemania    |   22. Here Comes the Night    |   23. Promises    |   24. I Don't Care    |   25. Rub It Down    |   26. Rathid


Over The Rainbow's End THE GAYLADS | OVER THE RAINBOW'S END (1968-1971)                           Trojan Records - CDTRL351

Twenty-six cuts from rocksteady pioneers The Gaylads, featuring what are arguably the smoothest vocal harmonies ever to come out of the island of Jamaica.  Rocksteady, skinhead reggae, and a bit of reggay.

Track listing:  1.  Hard To Confess    |    2. I Need Your Loving   |   3. She Want It   |   4. Joy In the Morning   |   5. ABC Rocksteady   |   6. Over the Rainbow's End   |   7. Wha She Do Now   |   8. Give It Up   |   9. Room For Rent   |   10. I Love the Reggay    |   11.   I Wear My Slanders    |   12. You Had Your Chance    |   13. There's A Fire    |   14. Last Time   |   15. That's What Love Will Do    |   16. This Time I Won't Hurt You    |   17. Young, Gifted and Black    |   18. Tell the Children the Truth    |   19. Something Is Wrong Somewhere    |   20. Soul Sister    |   21. It's All In the Game    |   22. Cold Lonely Night    |   23. My Jamaican Girl    |   24. People Crying    |   25. Can't Hide The Feeling    |   26. You Can't Get Away


Volumes 1 & 2 THE HEPTONES AND FRIENDS | VOLUMES 1 & 2                                          Trojan Records - CDTRL357

Collection of strong roots reggae material from such prominent artists as Dennis Brown, Alton Ellis, Peter Tosh, Delroy Wilson, and The Ethiopians, as well as ten beautiful cuts from The Heptones.

Track listing:  1.  Hypocrite    |    2. Save the Last Dance For Me   |   3. The Gardener   |   4. Our Day Will Come   |   5. Have A Little Faith   |   6. Freedom To the People   |   7. Every Day and Every Night   |   8. Maga Dog   |   9. God Bless the Children   |   10. Love Has Many Faces    |   11.   Be the One    |   12. Mama's Song    |   13. The Dynamic Ken Parker    |   14. Them A Fe Get A Beatin'    |   15. The Magnificent Heptones    |   16. People Of Today    |   17. The Ring   |   18. Let True Love Begin    |   19. Money In My Pocket    |   20. Knock On Wood    |   21. I've Got A Feeling    |   22. Warricka Hill    |   23. Baby I Need Your Loving    |   24. A So We Stay


Soul Of Jamaica & Here Comes The Duke VARIOUS ARTISTS | SOUL OF JAMAICA/HERE COMES THE DUKE       Trojan Records - CDTRL383

Two classic Trojan Records releases on one CD, featuring hits by Alton Ellis, The Paragons, Phyllis Dillon, and The Techniques, as well as a slew of rocksteady instrumentals courtesy of The Supersonics.

Track listing:  1.  Angel of the Morning    |    2. My Willow Tree   |   3. Heatwave   |   4. (Mummy) Out The Light   |   5. My Best Girl  |   6. What the World Needs Now   |   7. I Can't Stand It   |   8. Long Time No Nice Time   |   9. Ride Me Donkey   |   10. Love Letters    |   11.   Woman Go Home    |   12. Flying Home    |   13. Laba Laba Reggae    |   14. Second Fiddle    |   15. Mary Poppins    |   16. Soul Remedy    |   17. I'm In the Mood For Love   |   18. I'm Yours Forever    |   19. True True True   |   20. Run Come Celebrate    |   21. Sweet Soul Music    |   22. Kansas City    |   23. Love Up Kiss Up    |   24. Funny


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