KSLP084

Orange Street, Kingston, Jamaica, the epicentre of the reggae world.
Where all the record shops, studios, pressing plants were based and
focussed around. The new cut 45’s would be taken to the shops after a
testing on the various Sound Systems around the town. Hit or miss ?
judged on the reactions of the people and passed to the record shop
proprietors to sell. Bunny Lee as a former record plugger and now a
leading producer knew what the people wanted and had a great ear
for a hit tune.

This collection carries some of the stand out tracks from this period.
When the music was finding a new beat as Rocksteady rolled into the
late 60’s early 70’s reggae sound. A great selection of cuts telling the
stories of life in Jamaica at the time. The Ravers ‘Mati and Fulli’ telling
the story that the ‘Rent too High’ to the Twinkle Brothers ‘Miss Laba Laba’
'you see and blind you must hear and deaf’’ clean up your own backyard
before talking about others. All stories of daily life and love songs told
over a cracking rhythm played by the finest musicians on the Island.
So yes ‘Some A Holla and Some A Bawl’ as Max Romeo would say but
it can’t be denied that all the tunes on this selection are of a fine pedigree…

So sit back and enjoy ride……


CD Track Listing

1 Long Time Me No See You Girl - The Sensations
2 Love and Devotion -
The Uniques
3 Jumping With Mr Lee -
Val Bennett and the Bunny Lee Allstars
4 Hold Your Jack -
Derrick Morgan
5 Bangerang -
Lester Sterling and Winston ‘Stranger’ Cole
6 Little Boy Blue -
Pat Kelly
7 Story of Love -
The Uniques
8 A Change is Gonna Come -
Ken Parker
9 Jumping with Val -
Val Bennett
10 Girls Like Dirt -
The Uniques
11 Tribute to King -
Scratch Lester Sterling
12 Somebody’s Baby -
Pat Kelly
13 Sounds and Soul -
Vin Gordon
14 My Conversation -
The Uniques
15 Sir Lee’s Whip -
Lester Sterling
16 The Beatitude -
Slim Smith and the Uniques*
17 Dance Arena -
Roy Shirley*
18 My World -
Webber Sisters*
19 Run Come Dance -
Glen Adams*
*CD Bonus tracks

Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
1 Long Time Me No See You Girl - The Sensations
2 Love and Devotion -
The Uniques
3 Jumping With Mr Lee -
Val Bennett and the Bunny Lee Allstars
4 Hold Your Jack -
Derrick Morgan
5 Bangerang -
Lester Sterling and Winston ‘Stranger’ Cole
6 Little Boy Blue -
Pat Kelly
7 Story of Love -
The Uniques

Side 2

1 A Change is Gonna Come - Ken Parker
2 Jumping with Val -
Val Bennett
3 Girls Like Dirt -
The Uniques
4 Tribute to King -
Scratch Lester Sterling
5 Somebody’s Baby -
Pat Kelly
6 Sounds and Soul -
Vin Gordon
7 My Conversation -
The Uniques
8 Sir Lee’s Whip -
Lester Sterling

Musicians Include:
Winston Grennan: Drums
Bassie: Bass
Lyn Taitt & Bobby Aitken: Lead Guitar
Gladstone ‘Gladdy’ Anderson: Piano
Robbie Lynn: Keyboards
Val Bennett: Tenor Saxophone
Lester Sterling: Alto Saxophone
Vin Gordon: Trombone
Johnny Moore: Trumpet

Produced by: Bunny Lee
Design By: Gary @Voodoo London
Photography courtesty of: Bunny Lee / Jah Floyd
Manufactured Under License from: E. Lee