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14th September 2017

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SWING EASY
Various Artists(1969)

Studio One SOL 0017
matrix: FCD 7778 / 7779

Easy Come Easy Go (Freedom Singers/Righteous Flames); Bangarang (Freedom Singers/Soul Vendors); Nana (Slickers/Pioneers); Everything Crash (Freedom Singers); Why Can't We Love (Cables); Reggae And Cry (Winston Francis) // Reggae Monica (Roy Richards); Things Come Up To Bump (Victors/Viceroys/Bassies); Light My Fire (Soul Sam); Get In The Groove (Heptones); Feel The Rhythm (Lord Creator); The Thing (Sound Dimensions/Jackie Mittoo)

This Jamaican issue probably pre-dates the UK release below. Early sleeves were printed on brown card by United Printers Ltd., with liner notes and photos by Jackie Estick. Sylvan Morris is credited as recording engineer. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

Strong compilation of Jamaican singles, very few of which saw release on UK labels (Easy Come Easy Go and Things Come Up To Bump being the exception). Alternative credits are listed in italics.

SWING EASY
Various Artists (1969)

Coxsone CSL 8018
matrix: CSL+8018

SWING EASY
Various Artists

Studio One SOL 0017
matrix: FCD 7778 / 7779

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Easy Come Easy Go (Freedom Singers/Righteous Flames); Bangarang (Freedom Singers/Soul Vendors); Nana (Slickers/Pioneers); Everything Crash (Freedom Singers); Why Can't We Love (Cables); Reggae And Cry (Winston Francis) // Reggae Monica (Roy Richards); Things Come Up To Bump (Victors/Viceroys/Bassies); Light My Fire (Soul Sam); Get In The Groove (Heptones); Feel The Rhythm (Lord Creator); The Thing (Sound Dimensions/Jackie Mittoo)

UK issue on the blue Coxsone label (the last in the series to be pressed and released in the UK). The laminated sleeve is printed by Senol Printing Ltd. and carries the same track list and liner notes as the Jamaican issue. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

Easy Come Easy Go (Freedom Singers/Righteous Flames); Bangarang (Freedom Singers/Soul Vendors); Nana (Slickers/Pioneers); Everything Crash (Freedom Singers); Why Can't We Love (Cables); Reggae And Cry (Winston Francis) // Reggae Monica (Roy Richards); Things Come Up To Bump (Victors/Viceroys/Bassies); Light My Fire (Soul Sam); Get In The Groove (Heptones); Feel The Rhythm (Lord Creator); The Thing (Sound Dimensions/Jackie Mittoo)

A variety of represses of the Jamaican issue continued to be issued throughout the 1970s and 1980s (including one on yellow vinyl). The reproduction sleeve, on white card, no longer carries a printer credit. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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