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


Best of the Uniques SLIM SMITH AND THE UNIQUES | BEST OF UNIQUES 1967-1969               Trojan Records - CDTRL340

A veritable anthology of the seminal rocksteady vocal group which launched the career of two of reggae's greatest vocalists, Keith "Slim" Smith and Roy Shirley.

Track listing:  1.  People Rocksteady    |    2. Gypsy Woman   |   3. Never Let Me Go   |   4. Speak No Evil   |  5. Lesson (Story) of Love   |   6. My Conversation   |   7. Give Me Some More Loving   |   8. The Beautitude (Blessed Are The Meek)   |   9. Love and Devotion   |   10. Give Me A Love    |   11.  I'm Lost    |   12. Girls Like Dirt    |   13. Hooray (One Fine Day)    |   14. Watch This Sound (For What It's Worth)    |   15. Out of Love (I'm The One Love Forgot)    |   16. A-Yuh (Hey You)    |   17. (The Love I Saw In You) Was Just A Mirage    |   18. That's The Way Love Is    |   19. Run Come    |   20. You'll Lose A Precious Love    |   21. Standing In    |   22. The Freedom Song    |   23. My Woman's Love    |   24. We've Only Got One Life


Soulful Love PAT KELLY AND FRIENDS | SOULFUL LOVE                                                   Trojan Records - CDTRL386

Easily one of the finest albums of authentic Jamaican music ever compiled, it outlines the evolution of Pat Kelly's early years, from his work with the Techniques and Uniques through his solo days.  Every track is a gem, with wonderful instrumentation and Kelly's trademark creative vocal delivery.

Track listing:  1.  You'll Want Me Back    |    2. Somebody's Baby   |   3. The Twelfth of Never   |   4. Daddy's Home   |   5. I'm In The Mood For Love   |   6. Little Boy Blue   |   7. You Are Not Mine   |   8. There Comes A Time   |   9. A Man of My Word   |   10. The Time Has Come    |   11.   What Am I To Do    |   12. You're My Everything    |   13. The Dark End of the Street    |   14. Since You Are Gone    |   15. How Long (Will It Take)    |   16. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye    |   17. Tammy    |   18. The Prophet    |   19. Steal Away   |   20. Talk About Love    |   21. Where Music I Go    |   22. Soulful Love   |   23. I Wish It Would Rain    |   24. That Special One    |   25. The Best Time of My Life    |   26. Casanova


Musical Fever 1967-1968 CLEMENT 'COXSONE' DODD | MUSICAL FEVER 1967-1968                      Trojan Records - CDTRD408

A two-disc set of rocksteady produced by prolific Jamaican producer Coxsone Dodd.  Highlights include scorching instrumentals by Jackie Mittoo and the Soul Vendors and tracks from the Viceroys.

Track listing
Disc One
:  1.  Bad Mind Grudgeful    |    2. Puppy Love   |   3. Bad Treatment   |   4. A Get A Lick   |   5. Hip Hugger   |   6. Let Me Love You   |   7. Rub Up Push Up   |   8. Wailing Time   |   9. Venus   |   10. Norwegian Wood    |   11.   Love Me Girl    |   12. You Shouldn't Be The One
Disc Two:  1.  Ram Jam    |    2. You Gonna Lose   |   3. Get With It   |   4. Fat Fish   |   5. Grooving Steady   |   6. Bye Bye Baby   |   7.Soul Junction   |   8. Mercy Mercy   |   9. Ba Ba Boom   |   10. Love and Unity    |   11.   I Don't Mind    |   12. Zigaloo   |   13. Contemplating Mind    |   14. Good Girl  |   15. Musical Fever    |   16. Wiser Than Soloman


Moneky Business & Skinhead Moonstomp VARIOUS ARTISTS | MONKEY BUSINESS/SKINHEAD MOONSTOMP   Trojan Records - CDTRD407

Two records on a two disc set: Monkey Business, which features classic tracks such as "54-46 (Was my Number)", "Shocks of Mighty", and "Shanty Town (007)";  and Symarip's Skinhead Moonstomp.

Track listing
Disc One
:  1.  Tighten Up    |    2. Fatty Fatty   |   3. 54-46   |   4. Shanty Town   |   5. Liquidator   |   6. Fire Corner   |   7. Double Barrell   |   8. Birth Control   |   9. Herbsman   |   10. Elizabethan Serenade    |   11.   Return of Django    |   12. Monkey Spanner    |   13. Young, Gifted and Black    |   14. Long Shot (Kick De Bucket)    |   15. Monkey Man    |   16. Dollar In The Teeth    |   17. Barbwire    |   18. Shocks of Mighty    |   19.Them Laugh and Kiki   |   20. Cherry Oh Baby
Disc Two:   1.  Skinhead Moonstomp    |    2. Phoenix City   |   3. Skinhead Girl   |   4. Try Me Best   |   5. Skinhead Jamboree   |   6. Chicken Merry   |   7. These Boots Are Made For Walking   |   8. Must Catch A Train   |   9. Skin Flint   |   10. Stay With Him    |   11.   Fung Shu    |   12. You're Mine


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