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First comprehensive anthology of the early productions of Jamaican legend, Duke Reid. Includes 20 tracks new to CD. Features some of the most popular and influential Jamaican recordings of the early 1960s. The influence of Duke Reid upon the development of the Jamaican music industry can never be overstated. During the 1950s, he dominated the island's sound system scene, initially specialising with rare R&B imports from the US before turning to local talent to create 'exclusives' for his powerful sound. These early productions proved so popular that many were subsequently officially released as 7" singles, primarily on the distinctive 'Duke Reid's' record label in Jamaica, and Melodisc's famed 'Blue Beat' subsidiary in the UK. Yet despite the popularity and influence of Reid's early works, a serious anthology of his recorded output from this period has until now remained unavailable. This collection finally makes up for lost time with almost the entirety of his released work from this time collected across three discs, combining major Jamaican hits, performed by some of the island's leading foundation artists, with almost forgotten rarities from one-hit wonders. And, as an added bonus, numerous rare alternate takes that have remained in the vaults since the dawn of the 1960s are also included. As a stand-alone release or a companion to previous Doctor Bird and Trojan Duke Reid collections, this essential 3CD set not only provides a fascinating musical insight into the origins of Jamaica's national sound, but also provides the opportunity to hear some of the finest mento, shuffle blues and proto-ska sounds of the period
First comprehensive anthology of the early productions of Jamaican legend, Duke Reid. Includes 20 tracks new to CD. Features some of the most popular and influential Jamaican recordings of the early 1960s. The influence of Duke Reid upon the development of the Jamaican music industry can never be overstated. During the 1950s, he dominated the island's sound system scene, initially specialising with rare R&B imports from the US before turning to local talent to create 'exclusives' for his powerful sound. These early productions proved so popular that many were subsequently officially released as 7" singles, primarily on the distinctive 'Duke Reid's' record label in Jamaica, and Melodisc's famed 'Blue Beat' subsidiary in the UK. Yet despite the popularity and influence of Reid's early works, a serious anthology of his recorded output from this period has until now remained unavailable. This collection finally makes up for lost time with almost the entirety of his released work from this time collected across three discs, combining major Jamaican hits, performed by some of the island's leading foundation artists, with almost forgotten rarities from one-hit wonders. And, as an added bonus, numerous rare alternate takes that have remained in the vaults since the dawn of the 1960s are also included. As a stand-alone release or a companion to previous Doctor Bird and Trojan Duke Reid collections, this essential 3CD set not only provides a fascinating musical insight into the origins of Jamaica's national sound, but also provides the opportunity to hear some of the finest mento, shuffle blues and proto-ska sounds of the period
5013929275638

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Format: CD
Label: DOCTOR BIRD
Rel. Date: 11/18/2022
UPC: 5013929275638

Duke's Cookies: Duke Reid's Mento Shuffle Blues &
Artist: Duke's Cookies: Duke Reid's Mento Shuffle Blues &
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DISC: 1

1. Penny Reel - Lord Power
2. I'm Going Home - Chuck ; Dobby
3. Lollipop Girl - the Jiving Juniors
4. Duke's Cookies - Rico Rodriguez
5. Tell Me (Pretty Baby) - Chuck ; Dobby
6. My Heart's Desire - the Jiving Juniors
7. Green Door - Roland Alphonso
8. Marjorie - Alvin ; Cecil
9. Running Around - Chuck ; Dobby
10. I Wanna Love - the Jiving Juniors
11. Blackberry Brandy - Roland Alphonso
12. Oh Fanny - Chuck ; Dobby
13. I Love You - the Jiving Juniors
14. In and Out the Window - Monty ; Roy
15. Tra la la Boogie - Drumbago ; His Orchestra
16. Dearest Darling - the Jiving Juniors
17. Feel So Fine (Take 2) - Derrick ; Patsy
18. Low Down Dirty Girl - Laurel Aitken
19. Mean to Me - Roland Alphonso
20. Let the Good Times Roll - Derrick ; Patsy
21. Sweetie Pie - Monty ; Roy
22. Let George Do It - Rico Rodriguez
23. Judgement Day - Laurel Aitken
24. You Done Me Wrong (Take 2)
25. Derrick ; Patsy
26. Duck Soup - Drumbago's All Stars
27. Baby Please Don't Leave Me-Derrick ; Patsy
28. Magic - Duke Reid ; His Group
29. Chambonia - Lord Power
30. Pink Lane Shuffle - Duke Reid ; His Group
31. More Whisky Aka More Whiskey - Laurel Aitken
32. Cool School - Chuck ; Dobby
33. What Makes Honey - Duke Reid ; His Group
34. Yea Yea Baby - Laurel Aitken
35. Lover Boy - Derrick Morgan
36. Parapinto Boogie - Lloyd Clarke
37. Till the End of Time - Chuck ; Dobby
38. The Joker - Duke Reid ; His Group
39. Mary Had a Little Lamb - Eric Morris
40. Bells of Love - the Moonlighters
41. Plan a Future (Take 1) - the Charmers
42. Love Not to Brag - Derrick ; Patsy
43. Old King Cole - Eric Morris
44. Anytime (Take 1) - the Moonighters
45. Are You Going to Marry Me - Derrick ; Patsy
46. Midnight Train (Take 4) - Hortense Ellis
47. Bye Bye Baby - the Prodigals
48. Oh Shirley - Derrick ; Patsy
49. Ben Johnson Day (Take 2) - Basil Gabbidon
50. Prodigal Son - the Prodigals
51. Troubles - Derrick ; Patsy
52. Going Down to Canaan (Take 1) - Cosmo ; Dennis
53. Chicken Boogie - Duke Reid ; His Group
54. I Had a Dream - Derrick ; Patsy
55. Beautiful Angel - the Prodigals
56. Easter Parade - Roland Alphonso
57. Oh My Love - Derrick ; His Group
58. Oh Joycie - Derrick ; Patsy
59. Let's Go to the Party - Stranger ; Patsy
60. Choo Choo (Take 2) - Prodigals
61. Come Back My Love - Derrick ; Patsy
62. Tonight and Ever More - Cosmo ; Dennis
63. Neck Tie (Take 1) - Roland Alphonso
64. Joy Bells - Derrick Morgan
65. Bless You (Take 1) - Cosmo ; Dennis
66. Crying for My Baby (Take 1) - Unknown Vocalist
67. Marianne (Take 2) - Derrick ; Patsy
68. I Don't Want You (Take 1) - Frank Cosmo
69. Power (Take 1) - Stranger ; Ken
70. Crying in the Chapel (Take 1 or 2?) - Derrick ; Patsy
71. Bed of Roses - Cosmo ; Dennis
72. Barnyard Boogie - Roland Alphonso
73. Trying to Make You Mine - Derrick ; Patsy
74. This Is Love Aka This Is True (Take 1) - Stranger ; Patsy
75. Hold Me Tenderly - Hortense Ellis
76. You Done Me Wrong Aka Why Did You Do It (Take 1) - Derrick ; Patsy
77. At the Party (Take 2) - Frank Cosmo
78. The Mood I Am in - the Duke Reid Band
79. My Lovin' Baby - Derrick ; Monty
80. It Takes Time - the Slanes
81. Woodchopper's Ball (Take 1) - Roland Alphonso
82. Little Brown Girl - Derrick ; Patsy
83. I've Been a Fool - Hortense Ellis
84. Magic - the Duke Reid Band
85. Mow Sen Wa - Derrick ; Lloyd

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First comprehensive anthology of the early productions of Jamaican legend, Duke Reid. Includes 20 tracks new to CD. Features some of the most popular and influential Jamaican recordings of the early 1960s. The influence of Duke Reid upon the development of the Jamaican music industry can never be overstated. During the 1950s, he dominated the island's sound system scene, initially specialising with rare R&B imports from the US before turning to local talent to create 'exclusives' for his powerful sound. These early productions proved so popular that many were subsequently officially released as 7" singles, primarily on the distinctive 'Duke Reid's' record label in Jamaica, and Melodisc's famed 'Blue Beat' subsidiary in the UK. Yet despite the popularity and influence of Reid's early works, a serious anthology of his recorded output from this period has until now remained unavailable. This collection finally makes up for lost time with almost the entirety of his released work from this time collected across three discs, combining major Jamaican hits, performed by some of the island's leading foundation artists, with almost forgotten rarities from one-hit wonders. And, as an added bonus, numerous rare alternate takes that have remained in the vaults since the dawn of the 1960s are also included. As a stand-alone release or a companion to previous Doctor Bird and Trojan Duke Reid collections, this essential 3CD set not only provides a fascinating musical insight into the origins of Jamaica's national sound, but also provides the opportunity to hear some of the finest mento, shuffle blues and proto-ska sounds of the period
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