KSLP076

“You’ve A Cool Operator … Girl I Wish You Were Mine…”
Delroy Wilson


The Suedehead Sound of the early seventies Followed the Skinhead style
of the 1968-1970 period. The notable differences could be seen and heard,
he sharp jerky upbeat rhythms were slowing down a notch to what we would
soon be calling that early Reggae Sound. The tougher harder look of the
Rude Boy / Skinhead style was relaxing a little to almost meet with the less
frantic rhythms, to a more slowed down groove like sound. The hair got a little
longer than the ‘Mark 1’ shave and grew to a ’Feather Cut style’.

The ‘Rude Boy Out of Jail’ type lyrics were
becoming more thoughtful /conscious. This was another twist and turn in the
ever evolving sound of Jamaican music. But what is sure the artists and
producers would always come up with a new set of rhythms, great lyrics, basically
great tunes that would be the backbone of this new period in reggaes history.

We have compiled a set of tunes that were released during this period,
that give you a taste of what the Suedehead crowd and reggae fans in
general were grooving to…

Hope you enjoy the set….


CD Track Listing

1 The Best is Yet To Come - Twinkle Brothers
2 Here Come The Heartaches -
Delroy Wilson
3 Stars -
Cornell Campbell
4 Day Will Come -
The Claradonians
5 Don’t Try and Use Me - Horace Andy
6 My Confession -
Cornell Campbell
7 Play It Cool -
Alton Ellis
8 Daddy’s Home -
Pat Kelly
9 Who Cares - Delroy Wilson
10 It’s A Jam In The Street -
John Holt
11 Cool Operator -
Delroy Wilson
12 Let the Power Fall on I -
Max Romeo
13 Girl Of My Dreams -
Cornell Campbell
14 Cheer Up -
Delroy Wilson*
15 Macabee Version -
Max Romeo*
16 This Is My Story -
The Claradonians*
17 The Same Old Song -
Delroy Wilson*
*CD Bonus tracks

Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
1 The Best is Yet To Come - Twinkle Brothers
2 Here Come The Heartaches -
Delroy Wilson
3 Stars -
Cornell Campbell
4 Day Will Come -
The Claradonians
5 Don’t Try and Use Me - Horace Andy
6 My Confession -
Cornell Campbell
7 Play It Cool -
Alton Ellis


Side 2

1 Daddy’s Home - Pat Kelly
2 Who Cares - Delroy Wilson
3 It’s A Jam In The Street -
John Holt
4 Cool Operator -
Delroy Wilson
5 Let the Power Fall on I -
Max Romeo
6 Girl Of My Dreams -
Cornell Campbell

Musicians Include:
Drums: Sly Dunbar
Bass: Robbie Shakespeare
Lead Guitar: Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith
Organ: Winston Wright
Keyboards: Robbie Lynn
Tenor Saxophone: Tommy McCook
Trumpet: Bobby Ellis

Recorded at: Harry J's, Randy's Studio 17 & Channel 1
Recorded at: Randy’s Studio 17 and Harry J’s, Channel 1,
Dynamic Sounds & King Tubby’s Stuido
Produced By: Bunny Lee & Friends
Design by: Gary@Voodoo London
Manufactured Under Licence From: E.Lee
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