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14th January 2021

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JAMAICAN ALL STARS
Various Artists (1961)

Coxsone
matrix: FLPC-101-B / FLPC-102-B

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Beeston Street Riff (Clue J & His Blues Blasters); Little Willie (Aubrey Adams & Blues Blasters); I Done You Wrong (Blues Busters); I Love You (Simms & Robinson); My Heart (The Charmers); I Need A Little Loving (Owen Grey) // Campus Hop (Dennis Sindrey & Rico); I Was Wrong (Winston Samuel); Freedom (Clancy Eccles); Lonely Boy (The Charmers); Rub Up (aka Jamaican Song) (Dennis Sindrey & The City Slickers); Donna (Blues Busters)

The first album to be released by Coxsone Dodd (an accolade previously attributed to ALL STAR TOP HITS). It was recorded and pressed at Federal Recording Studio in 1961 and was only issued in very limited quantities. The first pressing of 500 copies was released on a blank label, as was the second pressing of 300 copies, with the final pressing of 150-200 copies issued with the Coxsone labels pictured above. All of the three pressings came in plain sleeves. ((Label illustrations courtesy of Masa at Drum & Bass Records))

In 2020 the same tracks were reissued by Rock A Shacka (Drum & Bass Records, Japan) as STARS ON PARADE, and by Studio One Records (Yep Roc) as COXSONE'S DRAMATIC AND MUSIC CENTRE with four additional tracks.

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