KSLP073
The Skinhead sound grew from the music that was coming out of
Jamaica around 1968 to 1971 and was adopted by the British Youth.
The music seemed tailor made for their sharp look and natty dress
style, a style that was also heavily influenced by the Jamaican Rude Boy look.

The skinhead movement started around 1968 and by the following year of
1969 became the style and fashion of the British teenagers. The uniform
of the skinheads consisted of boots, braces and jeans and the upbeat
reggae sounds seemed to match the style perfectly. The tempo of the music
was picking up after the 1966-1968 Rocksteady period, which saw the earlier
Ska sound slowed down. The sound system dances needed a slower beat to
swing the night away to, some say to cater for the extreme heatwave that hit
Jamaica around that time. But that period had passed and the evolution of the
Reggae beat had again found a new pulse to hang its songs by. A more up
tempo beat that all Jamaicans, British youths and various pockets of people
around the world could groove the nights away to.

We have selected a bunch of tunes that would have provided a sound track
to those heady times, so sit back and enjoy some of the tunes the youths
were listening to when the Skinheads hit the town….

Hope you enjoy the set….



CD Track Listing

1 Copy Cats - Derrick Morgan & Owen Grey
2 Children Get Ready - The Versatiles
3 Hey Boy – Hey Girl - Derrick & Patsy
4 Scarface - Bunny Lee Allstars
5 Bangarang - Stranger Cole & Lester Sterling
6 Rhythm Hips - Ronald Russell
7 River To The Bank - Derrick Morgan
8 The Worm - Lloyd Robinson
9 Drink & Gamble - Young Freddie
10 Last Flight To Reggae City - Stranger Cole & Lester Sterling
11 Push Push - The Termites
12 The Horse - Eric Barnett
13 Lets Have Some Fun - Dervon & The Tartans
14 Buy Me A Rainbow - Max Romeo
15 Q Club - Lennox Brown*
16 The Return Of Al Capone - Peter Tosh*
17 Girl What You Doing To Me - Owen Grey*
*CD Bonus Tracks

Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
1 Copy Cats - Derrick Morgan & Owen Grey
2 Children Get Ready - The Versatiles
3 Hey Boy – Hey Girl - Derrick & Patsy
4 Scarface - Bunny Lee Allstars
5 Bangarang - Stranger Cole & Lester Sterling
6 Rhythm Hips - Ronald Russell
7 River To The Bank - Derrick Morgan

Side 2

1 The Worm - Lloyd Robinson
2 Drink & Gamble - Young Freddie
3 Last Flight To Reggae City - Stranger Cole & Lester Sterling
4 Push Push - The Termites
5 The Horse - Eric Barnett
6 Lets Have Some Fun - Dervon & The Tartans
7 Buy Me A Rainbow - Max Romeo

Musicians Include:
Drums: Carlton Barrett
Bass: Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett
Lead Guitar: Rannie ‘Bop’ Williams
Guitar: Alva Lewis
Organ: Winston Wright
Keyboards: Glen Adams
Piano/Keyboards: Theo Becford

Recorded at: Wirl, Treasure Isle, Randy’s Studio 17 and Harry J’s
Produced By: Bunny Lee & Friends
Design by: Gary@Voodoo London
Manufactured Under Licence From: E.Lee
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