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Darling I Need Your Loving; Wear You To The Ball (Part One); Have You Ever Been In Love; Change Your Style; I Can't Get You Off My Mind // Satisfaction; Happy Go Lucky Girl; Wear You To The Ball (Part Two); Depth Of Love; Build Our Dreams Together

Jamaican repress of the UK Melodisc release, with a slight adjustment to the title for this and subsequent editions. Note that the sides are reversed, so that matrix B plays Side 1. This copy comes in a 'crocodile skin' textured sleeve. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

Darling I Need Your Loving; Wear You To The Ball (Part One); Have You Ever Been In Love; Change Your Style; I Can't Get You Off My Mind // Satisfaction; Happy Go Lucky Girl; Wear You To The Ball (Part Two); Depth Of Love; Build Our Dreams Together

Jamaican issue in an alternative wax-coated screenprint sleeve. Note the subtle variation in the labels.
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Darling I Need Your Loving; Wear You To The Ball (Part One); Have You Ever Been In Love; Change Your Style; I Can't Get You Off My Mind // Satisfaction; Happy Go Lucky Girl; Wear You To The Ball (Part Two); Depth Of Love; Build Our Dreams Together

A variant of the wax-coated screenprint sleeve. Note the missing 'S' from THE PARAGONS name on the front of the sleeve. The back of the sleeve is also slightly different. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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JOHN HOLT PARAGONS & FRIENDS3

Studio One SOCD 1115 (2004)

Darling I Need Your Loving; On The Beach; Wear You To The Ball; Have You Ever Been In Love; Change Your Style; Play Play Girl; Since I Fell For You; Satisfaction; Happy Go Lucky Girl; I'll Be Lonely; Can't Get You Off My Mind; Build Your Dreams; Wasted Days Wasted Nights; Yesterday; Walk Walk


CD reissue of with five extra tracks, Play Play Girl, Since I Fell For You, Wasted Days Wasted Nights, Yesterday and Walk Walk. The extra tracks don't add much to the original vinyl release and four of them are not even Studio One productions: Since I Fell For You is a Now Team production; Wasted Days Wasted Nights and Walk Walk are Bunny Lee productions; and Yesterday is a Leon Hyatt production.

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JOHN HOLT - THE PARAGONS & FRIENDS1
John Holt & The Paragons (c.1972)

Studio One SO 4444
matrix: SLMP+12+191 B / LMP+191+A

JOHN HOLT - THE PARAGONS & FRIENDS1
John Holt & The Paragons (c.1972)

Studio One SO 4444
matrix: SLMP+12+191 B / LMP+191+A

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JOHN HOLT - THE PARAGONS & FRIENDS1
John Holt & The Paragons (c.1972)

Studio One SO 4444
matrix: SLMP+12+191 B / LMP+191+A

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JOHN HOLT PARAGONS & FRIENDS2
John Holt & The Paragons (c.1981)

Studio One SOLP 0136
matrix: SOLP 0136 A / SOLP 0136 B

Darling I Need Your Loving; On The Beach; Wear You To The Ball; Have You Ever Been In Love; Change Your Style // Satisfaction; Happy Go Lucky Girl; I'll Be Lonely; Can't Get You Off My Mind; Build Your Dreams Together

Early 1980s remix, omitting Wear You To The Ball (Part Two) and Depth Of Love, and adding On The Beach and I'll Be Lonely. Manufactured by Jamaica Records Manufactures Ltd., Kingston, Jamaica. Distributed by Coxson's Music City, 3135 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York. Printed by Glade Printing Service, 30 Hagley Park Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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Darling I Need Your Loving; On The Beach; Wear You To The Ball; Have You Ever Been In Love; Change Your Style; Play Play Girl; Since I Fell For You // Satisfaction; Happy Go Lucky Girl; I'll Be Lonely; Can't Get You Off My Mind; Build Your Dreams Together; Wasted Days Wasted Nights; Yesterday

Vinyl version of the CD issue, but with only 14 tracks instead of 15 (omitting Walk Walk).
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JOHN HOLT PARAGONS & FRIENDS4

Studio One SOLP 0136
matrix: SOLP 0136 John Holt + Friends K.K. Mastering

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My Satisfaction; Happy Go Lucky Girl; Wear You To The Ball; The Depth Of Love; Let's Build Our Dreams // Darling I Need Your Loving; Wear You To The Ball; Have You Ever Been In Love; Change Your Style; Can't Get You Off My Mind

Originally issued in the UK on the Melodisc label in a laminated sleeve. Track B2 is wrongly listed on the sleeve and label as One More Bottle Of Beer, when it is actually an alterntive cut of Wear You To The Ball.
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A superb collection of blissful harmony vocals led by John Holt and accompanied by members of The Paragons and The Heptones. Several of these titles were also recorded at Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle studio, but the ones featured here were recorded at Studio On. Mixed in stereo, the right channel favours the vocals on most tracks.

JOHN HOLT & FRIENDS
John Holt (1972)

Melodisc MLP12-191
matrix: LMP+191+A / SLMP+12+191 B

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