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FOUNDATION
Various Artists (1999)

Studio One SOLP 008
matrix: SOLP 008 A2 / B2

BUST DEM SHIRT
Various Artists (2001)

Studio One SOLP 008
matrix: SOLP 008 A2 / B2

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Poco Tempo (Pablove Black); Bust Dem Shirt (Soul Vendors); Race Track (Soul Vendors); Rockers Party (Pablove Black); Joe Frazier (Don D Junior); Beat Down Babylon (Cedric Brooks); Consumer Dub (Soul Vendors) // Discipline (Studio One Band/Soul Vendors); Darker Shade Of Blue (Richard Ace); Headache (Sound Defenders); Mobay Special (Ricahrd Ace); Dancing Groove (Jackie Mittoo); Back Out (Cedric Brooks); Me-An-Grouch (Roland Alphanso)

The same album with two different titles, both released in plain white sleeves. Whichever version you choose this represents a superb collection of Studio One instrumentals previously issued on hard-to-find 7" singles. The provenance remains somewhat doubtful and sound quality suffers accordingly - the tracks are dubbed from disc rather than the original master tapes.

Poco Tempo (a version of the Sidewalk Doctor rhythm) was originally issued on the Bongo Man label credited to the New Establishment; Bust Dem Shirt was originally released as You Trouble Me on a blank label, and was subsequently included on the SOUL VENDORS ON TOUR album; Race Track (on the Ride Me Donkey rhythm) was originall released on a Studio One single credited to Jackie Mittoo; Rockers Party (Party Time rhythm) was originally released on an Iron Side label; Joe Frazier (He Prayed) featured on the B side of the Burning Spear single of the same name released on Iron Side; Beat Down Babylon was originally released as Right On Rasta on an Iron Side label credited to Im & Count Ossie; Consumer Dub (Mean Girl) was originally released as Consumer Sounds on a Coxsone label credited to Pablove Black; Discipline (a version of Rolando Alphanso & the Soul Brothers' Something Special) originally appeared on a Coxsone single credited to the Connections; Darker Shade Of Blue is actually Lighter Shade of Blue (a version of Heptones Gonna Fight), which was released on a Studio One single; Headache first appeared on the intriguingly titled Bugget label; Mo-Bay Special (Toronto Express), credited to Ricahrd Ace and/or The Brentford Disco Band, was released on Coxson and/or Coxsone labels; Dancing Groove (Dancing Mood) can be found on both Studio One and Bamboo labels; Back Out (actually Black Out) is Jackie Mittoo's instrumental version of the Wailing Souls' Back Out With It; Me-An-Grouch (Catch The Quinella) was originally released as Soul Joint and variously credited to Val Bennet and/or The Soul Vendors on a Studio One or Supreme label.

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