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15th September 2016

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REGGAE IN THE GRASS
Various Artists (1968)

Studio One SOL 9007
matrix: SOL+9007+A

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Reggae In The Grass (Sound Dimensions); Feeling Soul (Bob Andy); Darling I Need Your Loving (John Holt); 100 Pounds Of Clay (Roy Richards); She Will Never Let Go (Larry & Alvin); Really Together (Bob & Marcia) // Nanny Goat (Larry & Alvin); Moving Together (Clive Alphonso); Bogie Reggae (Val Bennett); Easy Snappin (Delroy Wilson); Do The Right Thing (The Consumates); Reggae For Days (Sound Dimensions)

Recorded in Jamaica and engineered by Sylvan Morris, it was originally released in the UK as part of the Island/B&C Group series on the distinctive hanging microphone label with stamped matrix numbers. The laminated sleeve was printed by Senol Printing Limited, with photography and sleeve notes by Jackie Estick. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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REGGAE IN THE GRASS
Various Artists

Studio One SOL 9007
matrix: SOL+9007+A

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Reggae In The Grass (Sound Dimensions); Feeling Soul (Bob Andy); Darling I Need Your Loving (John Holt); 100 Pounds Of Clay (Roy Richards); She Will Never Let Go (Larry & Alvin); Really Together (Bob & Marcia) // Nanny Goat (Larry & Alvin); Moving Together (Clive Alphonso); Bogie Reggae (Val Bennett); Easy Snappin (Delroy Wilson); Do The Right Thing (The Consumates); Reggae For Days (Sound Dimensions)

Jamaican pressings from the UK stampers, with stamped matrix numbers and in the same laminated sleeve as the UK issue above. (Note the spelling of the title on the label on the far right - Raggae In The Grass.)

REGGAE IN THE GRASS
Various Artists (1980s)

Studio One SOL 9007
matrix: RMM1435 AS...

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Reggae In The Grass (Sound Dimensions); Feeling Soul (Bob Andy); Darling I Need Your Loving (John Holt); 100 Pounds Of Clay (Roy Richards); She Will Never Let Go (Larry & Alvin); Really Together (Bob & Marcia) // Nanny Goat (Larry & Alvin); Moving Together (Clive Alphonso); Bogie Reggae (Val Bennett); Easy Snappin (Delroy Wilson); Do The Right Thing (The Consumates); Reggae For Days (Sound Dimensions)

Jamaican/US reissue in an unlaminted sleeve. Distributed by Coxson's Music City, New York.
((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

The drums have been overdubbed on several of the tracks and the sound is slightly brighter than the original issue. The full A side matrix number is RMM1435 AS - SPIDERMAN REGGAE IN THE GRASS STUDIO ONE (slightly different on the Side B). The Coxson's Music City, Brooklyn, New York address is printed over the Music House, Neasden Lane, London address on the back of the sleeve.

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