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The Rude Boy moniker has its roots firmly set in the downtown districts
of Kingston, Jamaica. Alongside the regular Ska/ Rocksteady sounds
coming out of the sound systems, there was an undercurrent theme to
some songs that spoke of the struggles of the youth, of their confrontation,
arrests and run-ins with the establishment. Some of these songs praised
the Rude Boys for their stance and style while other songs were more in
contempt with the rude boy’s attitudes, comings, goings and violent behaviour.

Some of the runnings that did not help their standing with their elders’ was
that not only did they get employed by sound system operators to help keep
their dance safe but also to disrupt competitors dances, a job that also gave
them the name dancehall crasher. Where music leads fashion is never far
behind and the rude boys were no exception. The look favoured, sharp suits,
thin ties, pork pie or Trilby hats and stylish shoes. The British not only took on
the music, but also the look of the rude boy as the styles moved between the
Mod look and also the American jazz and soul influences of the time. This 60’s
style made a comeback in the United Kingdom with the Mod / Two Tone revival.
Bands like The Specials showed their love of the Jamaican music, which heavily
influenced their first album even seeing them covering some of the Jamaican
classics like ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘A Message To You Rudy’.

For this release we have put together a set of tunes that the Jamaican rude boys
would have been listening to at the sound systems on the lawns and street corners.
Not only the more obvious rude boy tunes like ‘Gunmen Coming To Town’,
‘Dreader than Dread’, `Moon Hop’ but also some of the tunes that made the
sound systems rock well into the night.

Hope you enjoy the set…


CD Track Listing

1 Fat Man - Derrick Morgan
2 Wine and Grine - Lloydie & The Lovebites
3 Love Is All I Have - Phyllis Dillon
4 Put Yourself In My Place - Delroy Wilson
5 Rainbow Into The Rio Mino - Rico Rodriguez
6 I Love You - Derrick Morgan
7 Dreader Than Dread - Honey Boy Martin
8 Gunmen Coming To Town - The Heptones
9 Rub Up, Push Up - Justin Hinds
10 Soul Voyage - Lester Sterling
11 Moon Hop - Derrick Morgan
12 Fat Girl, Sexy Girl - John Holt
13 Reggae Hit The Town - The Ethiopians
14 How Long - Pat Kelly
15 Reggae In The Wind - Lester Sterling*
16 Derrick To–The–Pop - Derrick Morgan*
17 Joe Razor – Roy Shirley*
18 On Broadway - Slim Smith*
*CD Bonus Track

Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
1 Fat Man - Derrick Morgan
2 Wine and Grine - Lloydie & The Lovebites
3 Love Is All I Have - Phyllis Dillon
4 Put Yourself In My Place - Delroy Wilson
5 Rainbow Into The Rio Mino - Rico Rodriguez
6 I Love You - Derrick Morgan
7 Dreader Than Dread - Honey Boy Martin

Side 2

1 Gunmen Coming To Town - The Heptones
2 Rub Up, Push Up - Justin Hinds
3 Soul Voyage - Lester Sterling
4 Moon Hop - Derrick Morgan
5 Fat Girl, Sexy Girl - John Holt
6 Reggae Hit The Town - The Ethiopians
7 How Long - Pat Kelly

Musicians Include:
Robert Aitken, Lloyd Willis, Lyn Tait, Alva Lewis, Bunny Cameron & Hux Brown: Guitar
Vincent Whyte, Bryan Atkinson, Desmond Miles Robbie Shakespeare: Bass
Winston Grennan, Joe Isaacs, Tony Bennett & Sly Dunbar: Drums
Ansel Collins, Winston Wright & Ike Bennett: Organ
Gladstone Anderson & Glen Adams: Piano
Lester Sterling & Val Bennett: Saxophone
Mark Lewis: Trumpet
Vin Gordon: Trombone
Noel Sims & Trevor Miles: Percussion

Recorded at: W.I.R.L. Studios, Treasure Isle Studio, Randy’s, Federal & Harry J’s
Produced By: Bunny Lee and Friends
Design By: Gary @Voodoo London
Manufactured Under License from: E.Lee
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