If I Had a Pair of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop Vol.3

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A third and final volume of Jamaican doo wop & R&B records taken from the late 50s and early 60s.
These records represent a period in which sound-systems were beginning to dominate the island, with Duke Reid and Sir Coxsone Dodd stepping up their rivalry by beginning to make and release their own records rather than rely on US imports for use in their dances. Many of these records are definitely more-or-less imitations of the American records, as the uniquely Jamaican ska sound was yet to take hold – however many of the future stars of ska, rocksteady and reggae were beginning to cut their teeth in the industry on these records, incl. Alton Ellis, Derrick Morgan, Derrick Harriott and more, and provide a unique view into the fledgling independent record industry culture in Jamaica that would prove to be unbelievably prolific and unparalleled for an island of it’s size.
01: Jiving Juniors – Sweet as an Angel
02: Alton & Eddie – My Heaven
03: Higgs & Wilson – When You Tell Me Baby
04: Lloyd Adams – I Wish Your Picture Was You
05: The Moonlighters – Don’t You Know
06: Ricketts & Rowe – Dream Girl
07: Annette & Shenley – The First Time We Met
08: Belltones – I’ll Always Call Your Name
09: Ruddy & Sketto – Little Schoolgirl
10: Derrick & Patsy – Crying in the Chapel
11: The Blues Busters – I’ve Done You Wrong
12: Jiving Juniors – My Sweet Angel
13: Higgs & Wilson – Change of Mind
14: Wilfred Jackie Edwards – Never Go Away

Weight250 g


If I Had a Pair of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop Vol.3


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February 12, 2021

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