20th January 2013

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Various Artists (2012)

Studio One 2xCD SO2012

Brand new release from Studio One...


CD1: On The Beach (King Stitt & Owen Grey); Stew Peas And Cornflakes (Aubrey Adams & Rico Rodriguez); Easy Snapping (Theophilus Beckford); Salt Lane Shuffle (Clue J And & Blues Blasters); Du Du Wap (Chuck & Dobby with Aubrey Adams); Fidel Castro (Skatalites); I'll Never Grow Old (Maytals); Independent Jamaica (Lord Creator); Cry Me A River (Jackie Opel); Heaven & Earth (Don Drummond & Roland Alphonso); Simmer Down (Wailers); One Love (Wailers); Lady With The Red Dress (Gaylads); I've Got To Go Back Home (Bob Andy & The Wailers); Fatty Fatty (Heptones); Rougher Yet (Slim Smith); You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) (Dawn Penn); I'm Just A Guy (Alton Ellis); When I Fall In Love (Ken Boothe); Love Me Forever (Carlton & The Shoes); True Believer In Love (Delroy Wilson); Melody Life (Marcia Griffiths); West Of The Sun (Ernest & Jackie); What Kind Of World (Cables); Moody Groovie (Prince Garthie)

CD2: Rockfort Rock aka Psychedelic Rock (Carey Johnson & The Soul Vendors); Nanny Goat (Larry & Alvin); My Satisfaction (Paragons); Declaration Of Rights (Abbyssinians); Jamaica (Alton Ellis); "Sound Of Young Jamaica" Radio Show July 18th, 1970 with Winston Williams, JBC; Back Out (Alternative Mix) (Wailing Souls); Door Peep (Burning Spear); Created By The Father (Dennis Brown); Picture On The Wall (Alternative Mix) (Freddie McKay); Love In Our Nation (Dudley Sibley & The Soul Agents); Brimstone And Fire (Clifton Gibbs & The Selected Few); Behold The Land (Joseph 'Culture' Hill); Skylarking (Alternative Version) (Horace Andy); Roots Natty (Gladiators); Interview with Clement Dodd; Nice Up The Dance (Original Single Version) (Michigan & Smiley); Oh Mr DC (Original Single Version) (Sugar Minott); Love Bump (Lone Ranger); Sing Jay Stylee (Johnny Osbourne); Bobby Bobylon (Freddie McGregor); Armagideon Time (Original Single Version) (Willie Williams); Wages Of Sin (Glen Washington); No One (Sugar Minott); Confidence Conviction Action (Sugar Massive); Frenemies (K Vibes)

Excerpt from the Studio One PRESS RELEASE: The Sound Of Young Jamaica celebrates the legacy of Clement Dodd and Studio One from the label's earliest recordings to songs recorded just before Mr Dodd's death. Included are some of the most loved and classic Studio One recordings featuring a who's who of the label's roster as well as songs that showcase the depth and breadth of the label's output. Taken from the master recordings and featuring the original single mixes of some of the label's early '80s hits, this collection is a journey through the history of Studio One and its related labels. In 2012 Jamaica clebrates its 50th year of independence. This collection, The Sound Of Young Jamaica, is not only a celebration for Jamaica it is also a celebration of a true Jamaican hero, Clement S. Dodd.

This is the first new album to be released on the Studio One imprint (as opposed to those released on Heartbeat or Soul Jazz) since 2003. (Hopefully, just the first of many more still to come...) It is presented as two CDs in an attractive card slipcase with an informative illustrated booklet written by Chris Wilson, who was also responsible for compiling the collection.