Duke Reid Group

Profile:
Group formed by Arthur "Duke" Reid as his own backing band who backed young singers like Derrick Morgan and Jiving Juniors.

Those 'groups', as it goes, were often drawn from the same nucleus of musicians, who would simply change their name according to which sound system man (or producer, as they were becoming known) they were working for that day. Trojan? Fine, we're Duke Reid's group. Clement "Coxsone" Dodd? Yeah, now we're The Blues Blasters. And so on. On dozens of those early records from Jamaican R&B's 1958 - 62 heyday, the band included permutations of sax men Roland Alphonso, Val Bennett and Stanley 'Ribs' Notice, trumpeter's Ray Harper and Oswald Baba Brooks, trombonists Rico Rodriguez and Don Drummond, double-bassists Cluett Johnson and Lloyd Brevett, pianists Theophilus Beckford and Owen Gray, guitarists Ernest Ranglin and Dennis Sindrey (remarkably, an Australian), and drummers Arkland 'Drumbago' Parks and Lloyd Knibbs.
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Singles & EPs

45/BB 18 Duke Reid Group - Lover Boy album art Derrick Morgan, Duke Reid And His Group* Derrick Morgan, Duke Reid And His Group* - Lover Boy(7", Single) Blue Beat 45/BB 18 UK 1960 Sell This Version
Duke Reid Group - Cool School / Joker album art Chuck & Darby* / Duke Reid And His Group* Chuck & Darby* / Duke Reid And His Group* - Cool School / Joker (Single) Duke Reid's UK 1960 Sell This Version
Duke Reid Group - Pink Lane Shuffle / Low Down Dirty Girl album art Duke Reid And His Group* / Laurel Aitken, Duke Reid And His Group* Duke Reid And His Group* / Laurel Aitken, Duke Reid And His Group* - Pink Lane Shuffle / Low Down Dirty Girl (Single) Duke (2) UK 1960 Sell This Version
Duke Reid Group - Dukes Cookies / I Wanna Love album art Duke Reid And His Group* / The Jiving Juniors Duke Reid And His Group* / The Jiving Juniors - Dukes Cookies / I Wanna Love (Single) Duke Reid's UK 1960 Sell This Version
Duke Reid Group - Till The End Of Time / What Makes Honey album art Chuck And Darby* / Duke Reid And His Group* Chuck And Darby* / Duke Reid And His Group* - Till The End Of Time / What Makes Honey (Single) Duke Reid's Jamaica 1960 Sell This Version
00000 Duke Reid Group - Till The End Of Time album art Chuck & Dobby, Duke Reid Group Chuck & Dobby, Duke Reid Group - Till The End Of Time(7", Single) Duke Reid's 00000 Jamaica 1960 Sell This Version
45/BB 121 Duke Reid Group - Crying In The Chapel / Come Back My Love album art Derrick And Patsy, Duke Reid Group Derrick And Patsy, Duke Reid Group - Crying In The Chapel / Come Back My Love(7", Single) Blue Beat 45/BB 121 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45/BB 119 Duke Reid Group - Twelve Minutes To Go / Midnight album art Duke Reid Group / Hortense Ellis, Duke Reid Group Duke Reid Group / Hortense Ellis, Duke Reid Group - Twelve Minutes To Go / Midnight(7", Single) Blue Beat 45/BB 119 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45/BB 141 Duke Reid Group - Joybells / Going Down To Canaan album art Derrick Morgan / Derrick & Denzil / Duke Reid Group Derrick Morgan / Derrick & Denzil / Duke Reid Group - Joybells / Going Down To Canaan(7", Single) Blue Beat 45/BB 141 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45/BB 165 Duke Reid Group - Rough & Tough / The Mood I Am In album art The Stranger* & Duke Reid Band* / Duke Reid Band* The Stranger* & Duke Reid Band* / Duke Reid Band* - Rough & Tough / The Mood I Am In(7", Single) Blue Beat 45/BB 165 UK 1963 Sell This Version
Duke Reid Group - What A Man Doeth / Rude Boy album art Eric Morris* / Duke Reid's Group* Eric Morris* / Duke Reid's Group* - What A Man Doeth / Rude Boy (Single) Island Records UK 1964 Sell This Version
Duke Reid Group - Penny Reel / Darling When album art Eric Morris* / Dotty & Bonny / Reid Selected Group* Eric Morris* / Dotty & Bonny / Reid Selected Group* - Penny Reel / Darling When (Single) Treasure Isle Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
Duke Reid Group - Carry Go Bring Come / Hill And Gully album art Justin Hinds & The Dominoes / Duke Reid Group Justin Hinds & The Dominoes / Duke Reid Group - Carry Go Bring Come / Hill And Gully Treasure Isle Jamaica 1964 Sell This Version
THB7017, none Duke Reid Group - Easter Bonnet / Feeling Of Love album art Roland Alphonso & Duke Reid's Band* / Stranger & Ken Roland Alphonso & Duke Reid's Band* / Stranger & Ken - Easter Bonnet / Feeling Of Love(7", Ltd) Trojan Records, Duke Reid's THB7017, none UK 2012 Sell This Version
TJBOX003-6 Duke Reid Group - Oh Misery / Fooling Around  album art Duke Reid Group, The Rio Grandes Duke Reid Group, The Rio Grandes - Oh Misery / Fooling Around (7", TP) Trojan Records TJBOX003-6 2017 Sell This Version
TJBOX003-4 Duke Reid Group - What A Bailing / You Wish Me Bad  album art Duke Reid Group, The Spanishtonians Duke Reid Group, The Spanishtonians - What A Bailing / You Wish Me Bad (7", TP) Trojan Records TJBOX003-4 2017 Sell This Version
TJBOX003-3 Duke Reid Group - Use Your Head / Thinking Of The Future album art Duke Reid Group, Stranger Cole Duke Reid Group, Stranger Cole - Use Your Head / Thinking Of The Future(7", TP) Trojan Records TJBOX003-3 2017 Sell This Version
t011 Duke Reid Group - Joannie, I Need You / You Can Depend On Me album art Duke Reid And His Group* / Roland Alphonso Duke Reid And His Group* / Roland Alphonso - Joannie, I Need You / You Can Depend On Me(7", Ltd, RM) Duke Reid's t011 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
TJBOX003-2 Duke Reid Group - Love Me Or Leave Me / Sing Ting Bury Yuh album art Owen & Leon Silvera, Duke Reid Group Owen & Leon Silvera, Duke Reid Group - Love Me Or Leave Me / Sing Ting Bury Yuh(7", TP) Trojan Records TJBOX003-2 2017 Sell This Version
none Duke Reid Group - On The Beach / Don't Try Me (Version) album art The Paragons / Duke Reid's Group* The Paragons / Duke Reid's Group* - On The Beach / Don't Try Me (Version)(7") Treasure Isle none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version