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17th April 2017

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BLING BLING CHRISTMAS
Various Artists (2002)

Studio One SOLP 2108
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Christmas Medley (Jennifer Lara & Silvertones); A Cradle In Bethlehem (Jimmy Tucker); Christmas Time (Johnny Osbourne); Christmas Again (Alpheus); White Christmas (Bob Marley & The Wailers); Christmas Affair (The Jays) // Christmas Song (J.D. Smoothe); Listen (Kevin Mayne); Christmas Medley (V. Gordon & The Allstars); Bling Bling Christmas (The Silvertones); Merry Christmas (Al & The Vibrators)

'Studio One & Jamaica's Music 50th Anniversary 1952 - 2002' edition, produced by C.S. Dodd and engineered by Courtney Dodd. Don't believe the track list on the sleeve; the track list on the labels is correct. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

This is a rather eclectic mix of tracks, including Bob Marley & The Waliers 1965 recording of White Christmas and several new vocals over older rhythms, but mainly consists of contemporary 21st century New York recordings. Johnny Osbourne's Christmas Time (on the I Hold The Handle rhythm) was previously released on a 7" single as Merry Christmas. Christmas Again by Alpheus is on the Hot Milk rhythm, Bling Bling Christmas is a version of I Shall Be Released, and Merry Christmas by Al & The Vibrators is a vocal cut over Richard Ace's More Reggae instrumental.

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