20th May 2017
PRESENTING LARRY MARSHALL1
PRESENTING LARRY MARSHALL2
Coxsone SOLP 3354
PRESENTING LARRY MARSHALL3
Heartbeat CD 3508
Thelma; Set Me Free; Mean Girl; Where Has Your Sweet Love Gone; I've Got To Make It; Be My Guest // Together Now; Get You Off My Mind; You Don't Care For Me; A Wonderful World; Nanny Goat; How Can I Go On
Original Jamaican issues, both in textured screenprint sleeves (click sleeves to enlarge). The tracks listed on the labels are correct - not the tracks listed on the sleeves.
Whether working as a singer, songwriter, promoter, arranger or engineer, Larry Marshall is one of the unsung heroes of the Studio One story. While acting as assistant to Chief Engineer Sylvan Morris, he worked in the studio with artists such as Horace Andy, Dennis Brown, Burning Spear and Freddy McKay. He recorded numerous titles under his own name, as a duo with Alvin Leslie as Larry & Alvin, and as a member of the Studio One scratch vocal group Freedom Singers. Nanny Goat (released as a single on the Supreme label in 1968) is arguably the first song to utilise a reggae rhythm (as distinct from a ska or a rock-steady rhythm). Larry Marshall recorded his best work at Studio One - it's just a pity that this classic collection is the only Larry Marshall album that Coxsone chose to release.
Thelma; Throw Me Corn; Mean Girl; Where Has Your Love Gone; Keep On Pushing ((= I've Got To Make It)); Be My Guest // Nanny Goat; How Can I Go On; Get You Off My Mind; Still Mine ((= Together Now)); Promises ((= You Don't Care For Me)); Wonderful World
US re-mix. The only instance of this rainbow label design, I believe.
Throw Me Corn is included at the expense of Set Me Free, and the tracks are re-arranged and re-titled. Otherwise, it is the same excellent album. And, of course, much easier to get hold of than the original issue.
Thelma; Set Me Free; Mean Girl; Where Has Your Love Gone; Be My Guest; Throw Me Corn; Keep On Pushing ((= I've Got To Make It)); Nanny Goat; Together Now; Get You Off My Mind; You Don't Care; Wonderful World (featuring Alton Ellis); Nanny Goat; How Can I Go On; A Wonderful Version
Released on Heartbeat CD in 1992, this is a combination of the two vinyl releases with an additional track, A Wonderful Version.