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19th September 2011

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SOUNDS OF YOUNG JAMAICA1
Various Artists (c.1972)

Studio One
matrix: FCD 8082

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I Hold The Handle (Heptones); I Am Your Man (Heptones); Stranger In Love (John Holt); O.K. Fred (John Holt); Baby Why (Cables); I'm Just A Guy (Alton Ellis) // One One (Delroy Wilson); I'm Still In Love (Alton Ellis); One Love (Wailers); No Good Girl (Gaylads); Lady In The Red Dress (Gaylads); I Don't Need Your Love (Wailers)

Original Jamaican issue.

Also know as ORIGINAL 12 BIG HITS (see label above). Excellent collection of popular hits dating from the mid-1960s to the early-1970s. Two tracks each from the Heptones, John Holt, Alton Ellis, the Gaylads and the Wailers, and one track each from the Cables and Delroy Wilson. Originally released in a plain sleeve - but I have also seen this issue in the Gold Wax sleeve illustrated below.

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SOUNDS OF YOUNG JAMAICA1
Various Artists (1975)

Studio One GW-0004
matrix: GW 0004

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SOUNDS OF YOUNG JAMAICA1
Various Artists (2004)

Studio One SOLP GW0004
matrix: GW 0004 SOUNDS OF YOUNG JAMAICA

I Hold The Handle (Heptones); I Am Your Man (Heptones); Stranger In Love (John Holt); O.K. Fred (John Holt); Baby Why (Cables); I'm Just A Guy (Alton Ellis) // One One (Delroy Wilson); I'm Still In Love (Alton Ellis); One Love (Wailers); No Good Girl (Gaylads); Lady In The Red Dress (Gaylads); I Don't Need Your Love (Wailers)

50th Anniversary reissue.

Same tracks as the original Jamaican issue, including O.K. Fred (and not including Love Divine as listed on the rear of the sleeve and on the label). The sleeve on my copy opens on the left instead of on the right.

SOUNDS OF YOUNG JAMAICA2
Various Artists (1972)

Melodisc MLP 12-193
matrix: MLP+12+193

I Hold The Handle (Heptones); I Am Your Man (Heptones); Stranger In Love (John Holt); Love Divine (John Holt); Baby Why (Cables); I'm Just A Guy (Alton Ellis) // One One (Delroy Wilson); I'm Still In Love (Alton Ellis); One Love (Wailers); No Good Girl (Gaylads); Lady In The Red Dress (Gaylads); I Don't Need Your Love (Wailers)

UK press with stamped matrix. Love divine replaces O.K. Fred.

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I Hold The Handle (Heptones); I Am Your Man (Heptones); Stranger In Love (John Holt); O.K. Fred (John Holt); Baby Why (Cables); I'm Just A Guy (Alton Ellis) // One One (Delroy Wilson); I'm Still In Love (Alton Ellis); One Love (Wailers); No Good Girl (Gaylads); Lady In The Red Dress (Gaylads); I Don't Need Your Love (Wailers)

Mid 1970s reissue on the US red & yellow label.

Same tracks as the original Jamaican issue. The sleeve features the Gold Wax Records logo that can also be found on the sleeves of HISTORY OF SKA Volumes 1 & 2.

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