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Article ID LP-15274
Format LP
Artist Various Artists
Title Reggay Undercover Vol 1
Track list
Pos. Sample Artist Title Riddim Remarks
1 MP3 sample Tommy McCook & The Supersonics Kansas City (Instrumental) (A-Seite)
2 MP3 sample Bongo Man Byfield Bongo Man
3 MP3 sample The Techniques What´cha Gonna Do
4 MP3 sample Eric Monty Morris If I Didn´t Love You
5 MP3 sample Trevor & The Maytones Everyday Is Like A Holiday
6 MP3 sample The Uniques Just A Mirage
7 MP3 sample Patsy Todd Retreat Song
8 MP3 sample Roland Alphonso & The Beverley´s All-Stars Charade (B-Seite)
9 MP3 sample Lee Perry Something You´ve Got
10 MP3 sample The Upsetters & Count Prince Miller Mule Train
11 MP3 sample Alton Ellis Trying To Reach My Goal
12 MP3 sample Harry J. All Stars Je T´aime
13 MP3 sample Ken Boothe Is It Because I´m Black? (UK Mix)
14 MP3 sample The Messengers Crowded City
Style(s) Reggae
Label Harlem Shuffle HSRSSLP0004
Year 2023
Country GB - United Kingdom
Quality m/m
Remarks In the 1950s, Jamaican dancehall regulars were crazy about the haunting sounds of American Rhythm & Blues. But in the mid-1950s, Rock 'n' Roll began to replace RnB in America, and Jamaican dancehall owners like Duke Reid and Clement Dodd turned to local musicians to record their own versions of American RnB.
The trend of covering foreign hits exploded during the Ska heyday of the early 60s and continued through the Rocksteady and Reggay eras. Jamaican musicians have covered virtually every genre of music, from jazz and rock to film scores, television soundtracks, pop, classical music and more. Over the years, they have also recorded many "versions" of already existing covers. Cover of cover of cover…
Admittedly, some of these covers were futile but many were sublime as this new and eclectic collection of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggay nuggets, compiled by the very competent and very charming D.J. Héléa, brilliantly demonstrates. Attention we are here "undercover", there are no well-known covers. Some of the tracks selected are rare, others unknown or forgotten - but all are excellent and blended in an impeccable mix, in line with previous the Harlem Shuffle compilations... All Killer, No Filler!
REGGAY UNDERCOVER is an exciting musical kaleidoscope of Jamaican and Reggae music from the early 60s through to the mid 70s.
Price EUR 17.58
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