The Clarendonians

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The Clarendonians are a ska and rocksteady vocal group from Jamaica, active initially from the mid- to late 1960s. They were originally Fitzroy "Ernest" Wilson and Peter Austin, coming together in 1963. The duo recorded their debut single, "A Day Will Come", in 1965 at Federal Records with producer Leslie Kong. Leaving Leslie Kong, they moved on to Duke Reid's Treasure Isle studio. Studio One boss and producer Clement Dodd took the duo into the studio, and recorded a series of singles (including "Rudie Gone a Jail", "Sho Be Do Be", "Rudie Bam Bam", and "You Can't Keep a Good Man Down") that helped to define the "rude boy" era of ska. Peter and Ernest brought the seven-year-old Freddie McGregor to the attention of Mr. Dodd. Contrary to popular belief, the group was never a trio, and Freddie McGregor was not a member of the group.
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SOL 1122 The Best Of The Clarendonians — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians The Best Of The Clarendonians (Album, Comp) Studio One, Studio One SOL 1122 Jamaica 1972 Sell This Version
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KMR 4 Can't Keep A Good Man Down — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians Can't Keep A Good Man Down (Album) King's Music Records KMR 4 US 1992 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none How Long / Hurt By Love — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians How Long / Hurt By Love (Single) Rolando & Powie none Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
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JB.219 Mey Bien (My Friend) / You Are A Fool — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians Mey Bien (My Friend) / You Are A Fool (Single) Ska Beat JB.219 UK 1965 Sell This Version
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LM 082 A Day Will Come / It's Always A Pleasure — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians, Sonny Burke (3) The Clarendonians, Sonny Burke (3) - A Day Will Come / It's Always A Pleasure(7") Beverley's Records LM 082 Jamaica 1965 Sell This Version
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none Musical Train / Low Down Girl — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians Musical Train / Low Down Girl (Single) Rio (2) none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
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WI-295 Rude Boy Gone To Jail / Don't Fool Me — The Clarendonians Desmond Baker & The Claredonians* / The Sharks (2) Desmond Baker & The Claredonians* / The Sharks (2) - Rude Boy Gone To Jail / Don't Fool Me (Single) Studio One WI-295 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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JB.261 The Jerk / You Won't See Me — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians The Jerk / You Won't See Me (Single) Studio One JB.261 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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WI-3005 I'll Never Change — The Clarendonians The Claredonians* I'll Never Change Coxsone Records WI-3005 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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none You Can't Be Happy / Goodbye Forever — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians You Can't Be Happy / Goodbye Forever (Single) Studio One none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
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none Try Me One More Time / You Can't Keep Me Down — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians Try Me One More Time / You Can't Keep Me Down (Single) Studio One none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
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R112 Rudie Bam Bam / Bee Bop Boy — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians Rudie Bam Bam / Bee Bop Boy (Single) Coxsone Records R112 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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none Gujara Ska / Forsaken Friend — The Clarendonians The Soul Brothers / The Clarendonians The Soul Brothers / The Clarendonians - Gujara Ska / Forsaken Friend(7", W/Lbl) Coxsone Records none Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
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1/2 Rudie Bam Bam / Bee Bop Boy — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians Rudie Bam Bam / Bee Bop Boy(7", Single, Bla) Coxsone Records 1/2 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
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SO-3041 He Who Laugh / Fat Fish — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians / The Soul Vendors The Clarendonians / The Soul Vendors - He Who Laugh / Fat Fish (Single) Studio One SO-3041 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
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SO 2004 Tables Going Turn — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians Tables Going Turn (Single) Studio One SO 2004 UK 1967 Sell This Version
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WI-3032 Shu-Be-Do-Be / Sweet Heart Of Beauty — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians Shu-Be-Do-Be / Sweet Heart Of Beauty (Single) Studio One WI-3032 UK 1967 Sell This Version
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none Tables Going Turn / I Can't Go On — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians Tables Going Turn / I Can't Go On(7", Single, W/Lbl) Studio One none Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
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SO 2007 He Who Laughs Last / Just A Kiss From You — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians / The Gaylads The Clarendonians / The Gaylads - He Who Laughs Last / Just A Kiss From You(7", Single) Studio One SO 2007 UK 1967 Sell This Version
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none Baby, Baby / Bye, Bye, Bye — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians With Tommy McCook's Band* The Clarendonians With Tommy McCook's Band* - Baby, Baby / Bye, Bye, Bye (Single) Caltone none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
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CS 1029 Timo-Oh / Hole In Your Soul — The Clarendonians Mr. Foundation / The Clarendonians Mr. Foundation / The Clarendonians - Timo-Oh / Hole In Your Soul(7") Coxsone Records CS 1029 Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
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none Take It Or Leave It / Big Bam Bam — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians, Prince Williams The Clarendonians, Prince Williams - Take It Or Leave It / Big Bam Bam(7") Drum Beat Records (2) none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
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none I'll Never Try / Lonely Heartaches  — The Clarendonians Peter Austin / The Clarendonians Peter Austin / The Clarendonians - I'll Never Try / Lonely Heartaches (7", W/Lbl) Not On Label none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
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none Burning Fire — The Clarendonians The Clarendonians Burning Fire(7") Drum Beat Records (2) none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version
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none The Clarendonians I'm Sorry / Baby, Baby, Baby (7", Promo, W/Lbl) Caltone none Jamaica 1968 Sell This Version