Vincent "Randy" Chin

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Vincent Chin
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(b. October 3. 1937, d. February 2. 2003) father to Chris Chin and Clive Chin. See also Randy's and Randy's Records and Randy's Record Mart.

Foundation figure in the development of reggae, Vincent Chin started in the business by stacking jukeboxes, later using excess and replaced records to open his Randy's Records (the name coming from a US R'n'B radio show) later establishing a hugely successful distribution network.
He was one of the pioneers at recording local artists, promoting a distinctly Jamaican sound, first through versions of R'n'B hits and soon via the new ska beat with the best musicians in tow.
An early mentor and producer of such artists as Lord Creator, Toots & The Maytals and Alton Ellis, later In the 60s he opened Randy's Studio at 17 North Parade, a top of the range facility where all the big names recorded. After closing the studio in 1979, he moved to New York and with his wife Patricia - Pat Chin opened the VP (the initials of Vincent and Patricia) record store, distribution company and label: VP Records is now the biggest reggae label in the US.
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Vincent "Randy" Chin Discography Tracks

Writing & Arrangement

none Vincent "Randy" Chin - A Little Mashing / Leaving Babylon album art Bunny & Skitter* Bunny & Skitter* - A Little Mashing / Leaving Babylon(7", Single) Randy's none Jamaica 1961 Sell This Version
Creator* And Norma* We Will Be Lovers (as R. Chin) Creator* And Norma* - We Will Be Lovers / Come On Pretty Baby (Single) Randy's Jamaica 1963 Sell This Version
none Vincent "Randy" Chin - Man To Man / Hit And Run album art Lord Creator, Randy's All Stars / Randy's All Stars Man To Man (as V. Chin) Lord Creator, Randy's All Stars / Randy's All Stars - Man To Man / Hit And Run(7") Randy's none Jamaica 1963 Sell This Version
Vincent "Randy" Chin - A Little Love (Versions 3 & 4) album art Impact All Stars Impact All Stars - A Little Love (Versions 3 & 4) (Single) Impact! Jamaica 1971 Sell This Version
EX-2053 Vincent "Randy" Chin - O Lord / Raindrops album art Errol Dunkley With The Impact All Stars* / Keith* With The Impact All Stars* Errol Dunkley With The Impact All Stars* / Keith* With The Impact All Stars* - O Lord / Raindrops(7", Single) Explosion (3) EX-2053 UK 1971 Sell This Version
RLV-ST 90518 Vincent "Randy" Chin - The Best Of Reggae album art Various Various - The Best Of Reggae(LP, Comp) Variety (2) RLV-ST 90518 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
TRLD 411 Vincent "Randy" Chin - Reggae Phenomenon album art Big Youth Notty No Jester (as V. Chin) Big Youth - Reggae Phenomenon(2xLP, RE) Trojan Records TRLD 411 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Vincent "Randy" Chin - Conspiracy album art Dancehall Divas Remember When (as Vincent Chin) Dancehall Divas - Conspiracy (Album) Mesa Recordings US 1996 Sell This Version
Vincent "Randy" Chin - Don't Stay Out Late: Greatest Hits album art Lord Creator Man To Man (as V.Chin) and 1 more… Lord Creator - Don't Stay Out Late: Greatest Hits (Comp, Album) VP Records, Randy's US 1996 Sell This Version
VPRL 1497 Vincent "Randy" Chin - Skatalites & Friends At Randy's album art Various Blow Roland Blow (as V. Chin) and 10 more… Various - Skatalites & Friends At Randy's(LP, Comp, RM) VP Records VPRL 1497 US 1998 Sell This Version
Vincent "Randy" Chin - The Rough Guide To The Music Of Jamaica album art Various Home Home Home (as Vincent Chin) and 3 more… Various - The Rough Guide To The Music Of Jamaica (Comp) World Music Network, Music Rough Guides UK 2001 Sell This Version
GM10"-01 Vincent "Randy" Chin - Mouth A Massey / Rumplestiltskin album art Goldmaster Allstars Featuring Alton Ellis Mouth A Massey (as V. Chin) Goldmaster Allstars Featuring Alton Ellis - Mouth A Massey / Rumplestiltskin(10", Single) Goldmaster GM10"-01 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Vincent "Randy" Chin - Pepper Pot / Walking Trouble album art Count Machukie* / Jackie Mittoo & Randy's All Stars Count Machukie* / Jackie Mittoo & Randy's All Stars - Pepper Pot / Walking Trouble (Single) Randy's US 2006 Sell This Version
Vincent "Randy" Chin - Royal Charlie Ska Boo / Collie Bud album art Charlie Organaire*, Randy's All Stars / The Skatalites Collie Bud (as V. Chin) and 1 more… Charlie Organaire*, Randy's All Stars / The Skatalites - Royal Charlie Ska Boo / Collie Bud (Single) Randy's Japan 2006 Sell This Version
Vincent "Randy" Chin - Tribute To Nehru / Yagga Yagga album art Skatalites* / Delroy Byfield Tribute To Nehru (as Vincent Chin) and 1 more… Skatalites* / Delroy Byfield - Tribute To Nehru / Yagga Yagga (Single) Randy's Japan 2007 Sell This Version
Vincent "Randy" Chin - Hello Mother / My Love album art Skatalites* / Andy & Joey My Love (as Vincent Chin) Skatalites* / Andy & Joey - Hello Mother / My Love (Single) Randy's Japan 2007 Sell This Version
Vincent "Randy" Chin - A Little Mashin / Rico Special album art Bunny & Skitter* / Rico Rodriquez* Bunny & Skitter* / Rico Rodriquez* - A Little Mashin / Rico Special (Single) Randy's US 2007 Sell This Version
Vincent "Randy" Chin - Make Hay / Sam The Fisherman album art Cornell Campbell / Basil Gabidon's Group Cornell Campbell / Basil Gabidon's Group - Make Hay / Sam The Fisherman (Single) Randy's US 2007 Sell This Version
Vincent "Randy" Chin - Someone's Going To Bawl / Skaramont album art The Maytals / Lester Sterling The Maytals / Lester Sterling - Someone's Going To Bawl / Skaramont (Single) Randy's US 2007 Sell This Version
Vincent "Randy" Chin - Black Joe / Passing Through album art Skatalites* / Lord Creator Passing Through (as V. Chin) Skatalites* / Lord Creator - Black Joe / Passing Through (Single) Randy's Japan 2007 Sell This Version
Vincent "Randy" Chin - Ska Easy / Ska Beat album art Skatalites* / Alton Ellis Ska Easy (as Vincent Chin) and 1 more… Skatalites* / Alton Ellis - Ska Easy / Ska Beat (Single) Randy's Japan 2007 Sell This Version
RRM 011 Vincent "Randy" Chin - Don't Stay Out Late / Ska-Racha album art Lord Creator / The Skatalites Lord Creator / The Skatalites - Don't Stay Out Late / Ska-Racha(7", Single, Ltd, RE, Red) Randy's RRM 011 US 2007 Sell This Version
Vincent "Randy" Chin - A Way From It All / Blow Roland Blow album art Don Drummond / Roland Alphonso Blow Roland Blow (as V. Chin) and 1 more… Don Drummond / Roland Alphonso - A Way From It All / Blow Roland Blow (Single) Randy's US 2008 Sell This Version
VP4100 Vincent "Randy" Chin - Randy's 50th Anniversary album art Various Mouth A Massy (as V. Chin) and 8 more… Various - Randy's 50th Anniversary(2xCD, Comp + DVD-V) 17 North Parade VP4100 US 2008 Sell This Version
112007016 Vincent "Randy" Chin - Deluxe album art The Car Radio Band Blockade and 2 more… The Car Radio Band - Deluxe(CD, Album) Cracked AnEgg Records 112007016 Austria 2008 Sell This Version