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18th October 2016

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12 CARAT GOLD
Various Artists (c.1972)

Studio One
matrix: FCD 7906

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Stars (Eternals); Sound Pressure (Soul Brothers); First Cut (Norma Frazer); Love Won't Come Easy (Heptones); My Satisfaction (Paragons); Well Charge (Roland Alphonso) // Sweet Soul Ride (Roland Alphonso); Pressure & Slide (Tennors); Red Dub (Sound Dimension); Choking Kind (Ken Parker); Dancing Time (Bop & The Beltones); Why Did You Leave (Heptones)

Original Jamaican issue in recycled sleeve (the design is printed on brown paper and stuck onto brown card which is then glued onto an existing record sleeve). Artist credits appear on the labels and the sleeve.
((Click sleeve to enlarge.))


An excellent compilation including some less well-known and hard to find singles. This is the only album on which you will find Roland Alphonso's Sweet Soul Ride (a version of Sweet Talking), Red Dub (Feel Good All Over) and Dancing Time.

12 CARAT GOLD
Various Artists (c.1972)

Studio One
matrix: FCD 7906

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Stars (Eternals); Sound Pressure (Soul Brothers); First Cut (Norma Frazer); Love Won't Come Easy (Heptones); My Satisfaction (Paragons); Well Charge (Roland Alphonso) // Sweet Soul Ride (Roland Alphonso); Pressure & Slide (Tennors); Red Dub (Sound Dimension); Choking Kind (Ken Parker); Dancing Time (Bop & The Beltones); Why Did You Leave (Heptones)

Jamaican issue in screenprint sleeve on
textured 'crocodile-skin' card. Notice that the bar crediting Roland Alphonso and Sounds Specialist is now solid. Artist credits appear on the labels and the sleeve.
((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

12 CARAT GOLD
Various Artists (c.1974)

Studio One
matrix: FCD 7906

CarrotGoldlabel2

Stars (Eternals); Sound Pressure (Soul Brothers); First Cut (Norma Frazer); Love Won't Come Easy (Heptones); My Satisfaction (Paragons); Well Charge (Roland Alphonso) // Sweet Soul Ride (Roland Alphonso); Pressure & Slide (Tennors); Red Dub (Sound Dimension); Choking Kind (Ken Parker); Dancing Time (Bop & The Beltones); Why Did You Leave (Heptones)

Jamaican repress in screenprint sleeve on waxy card. Note there are no artist credits on the labels or the rear of the sleeve. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

12 CARAT GOLD
Various Artists (1974)

Melodisc MLP 12-217
matrix: MLP-12-217

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Stars (Eternals); Sound Pressure (Soul Brothers); First Cut (Norma Frazer); Love Won't Come Easy (Heptones); My Satisfaction (Paragons); Well Charge (Roland Alphonso) // Sweet Soul Ride (Roland Alphonso); Pressure & Slide (Tennors); Red Dub (Sound Dimension); Choking Kind (Ken Parker); Dancing Time (Bop & The Beltones); Why Did You Leave (Heptones)

UK issue on the Melodisc label. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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