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Vintage Vocals

  • 1. Congregations - Ken Boothe
    2. Wicked Preacher Man - The Gaylads
    3. Wiseman - The Aces
    4. Hungry People - Ronnie Davis
    5. Wake Up - Jackie Parris
    6. Ethiopia - Carl Dawkins
    7. World World - Tribute
    8. Rock With Me - Shakas
    9. Love Again - Dobby Dobson
    10. Just For a Time - Bob Andy
    11. I Love You - Jimmey Riley
    12. Step up in Culture - Winston Reid
    13. Life in the World - Bobby Floyd/Maria Baines
    14. Folly Ranking - Paul Hayden
    15. Ickey - Don Willis
    16. My Neigborhood - Leo Hall
    17. It's a Fact - Orville Woody Wood
    18. School Days - B.B. Seaton
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2275

  • Credits

    Performers include: Ken Boothe, The Gaylads, The Aces, Bob Andy, Jackie Parris, Ronnie Davis, Jimmy Riley, Dobby Dobson, Carl Dawkins, Leo Hall.
    Don't let the ugly-duckling packaging and obscure label fool you into thinking that this is some sort of second-rate collection of disposable reggae by no-name artists. True, the production standards are uneven, but that's because these 18 tracks were recorded at various times between 1972 and 1984, and at various legendary Jamaican studios, including Channel One, Harry J and Lee Perry's Black Ark. There are performances by such established singers as Bob Andy, Jimmy Riley and the Gaylads (whose "Wicked Preacher Man" is one of the album's highlights) as well as songs by relative unknowns like Paul Hayden, Orville "Woody" Wood and the Aces (whose "Wiseman" is another of the album's highlights). Inevitably, there are a couple of clunkers -- Bob Andy's "Congratulations" is a birthday song set, inexplicably, in a creepy minor key -- but overall the quality of this collection is consistently quite high. Well worth purchasing. ~ Rick Anderson

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