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2nd May 2013

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MR FIX IT
Winston Francis (1969)

Studio One CSL 8018
matrix: FCD 7145

MR FIX IT
Winston Francis

Studio One CSL 8018
matrix: CSL 8018

MR FIX IT
Winston Francis

Studio One CSL 8018
matrix: CSL 8018 Mr Fix It

MR FIX IT
Winston Francis (1970)

Bamboo BDLP 207
matrix: BDLP 207

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Same Old Song; Fools Fall In Love; Games People Play; Too Experience; Eretta; Send Me Some Loving // Love Me Today And Not Tomorrow; Don't Change; Venus; Mr Fix It; Chain Gang; I'll Make You My Own

Original Jamaican issue in split stereo. The first press label (above left) has the side numbers overprinted. Issued in a United Printers sleeve with Brentford Road addresses. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

Released while Winston Francis was resident singer at the Fountainbleu Hotel on Miami Beach, Florida, Mr Fix It includes several singles recorded at Studio One during 1968 (Mr Fix It, Venus and Chain Gang) and 1969 (Same Old Song, Games People Play and Too Experienced). The session musicians who played on this album included Jackie Mittoo, Leroy Sibbles, Ernest Ranglin and Bobby Ellis, with backing vocals provided by Bob Marley, Dennis Brown and Ken Boothe.

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Same Old Song; Fools Fall In Love; Games People Play; Too Experience; Eretta; Send Me Some Loving // Love Me Today And Not Tomorrow; Don't Change; Venus; Mr Fix It; Chain Gang; I'll Make You My Own

Jamaican reissue in mono. Same tracks as the first issue. The rear sleeve has the same design as the original but without the United Printers credit (instead featuring the 'Honeybee' logo).

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Same Old Song; Fools Fall In Love; Games People Play; Too Experience; Eretta; Send Me Some Loving // Love Me Today And Not Tomorrow; Don't Change; Venus; Mr Fix It; Chain Gang; I'll Make You My Own

Jamaican reissue. Later than the previous two issues, but no other details known.

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Love Me Today And Not Tomorrow; Don't Change; Venus; Mr Fix It; Chain Gang; I'll Make You My Own // Same Old Song; Fools Fall In Love; Games People Play; Too Experience; Eretta; Send Me Some Loving

UK issue in mono, with stamped matrix number. The sides are reversed and some tracks are remixed. The layout on the back sleeve differs from the Jamaican releases. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

Winston Francis recorded two albums at Studio One - MR FIX IT in 1969, and CALIFORNIA DREAMING in 1971. These two albums were subsequently remastered and re-released on a single CD by Sprint Music (SOCD 0011).