If I Had a Pair of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop, Vol. 3

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A third and final volume of Jamaican doo wop & R&B records taken from the late 50s and early 60s.

These records represent a period in which sound-systems were beginning to dominate the island, with Duke Reid and Sir Coxsone Dodd stepping up their rivalry by beginning to make and release their own records rather than rely on US imports for use in their dances. Many of these records are definitely more-or-less imitations of the American records, as the uniquely Jamaican ska sound was yet to take hold - however many of the future stars of ska, rocksteady and reggae were beginning to cut their teeth in the industry on these records, incl. Alton Ellis, Derrick Morgan, Derrick Harriott and more, and provide a unique view into the fledgling independent record industry culture in Jamaica that would prove to be unbelievably prolific and unparalleled for an island of it's size.


Jiving Juniors - Sweet As An Angel
Alton & Eddie - My Heaven
Higgs & Wilson - When You Tell Me Baby
Lloyd Adams - I Wish Your Picture Was You
The Moonlighters - Don't You Know
Ricketts & Rowe - Dream Girl
Annette & Shenley - The First Time We Met 0
Belltones - I'll Always Call Your Name
Ruddy & Sketto - Little Schoolgirl
Derrick & Patsy - Crying in the Chapel
The Blues Busters - I've Done You Wrong
Jiving Juniors - My Sweet Angel
Higgs & Wilson - Change of Mind
Wilfred Jackie Edwards - Never Go Away
Format: LP
Catalogue number:DEATH038LP

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