Duke Reid Group

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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Duke Reid Group Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

45/BB 18 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
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 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 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
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 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 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 / 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 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 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
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
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
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 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
t011 The Duke Reid Group* Joannie, I Need You(7", Ltd, RM) Duke Reid's t011 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
none 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