Downtown (4)

Downtown (4)

Profile:
A subsidary label of Trojan Records, set up exclusively for Dandy (Robert Livingstone Thompson) soon after Trojan was formed, in the summer of 1968. Dandy's session outfits included The Brother Dan All Stars, The Israelites and The Music Doctors, the line-ups of which were ever-changing, while featuring vocalists were Desmond Riley, Lyndon Johns, Tony Tribe and Gene Rondo (also known as Winston Laro).

All told, just over two-thirds of Downtown's 115 releases were produced by Dandy himself. The remainder were issued in the 1972-3-period by which time Dandy has reinvented himself as Dandy Livingstone and was recording more commercially based material on Horse an the main Trojan label.

After around DT 491, Downtown had deals with all manner of producers and in late 1973 Trojan finally scrapped the imprint.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
(Former) address Trojan / B&C Recordings Ltd
12 Neasden Lane, London NW10, England
326 Kensall Road, London W10 5 BL, England
Sites:
[l80802]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
BDS 5 / 6 Dance To The Music  album cover Dandy Livingstone Dance To The Music(7", W/Lbl) Downtown (4) BDS 5 / 6 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BDS 7 / 16 Move Your Mule  album cover Dandy Livingstone Move Your Mule(7", Promo, TP, W/Lbl) Downtown (4) BDS 7 / 16 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-401 Move Your Mule  / Reggae Me This   album cover Dandy* Move Your Mule / Reggae Me This (Single) DT-401 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DT-402 Come Back Girl  album cover Dandy* Come Back Girl(7") Downtown (4) DT-402 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DT-403 Dream  album cover Denzil & Pat Dream(7") Downtown (4) DT-403 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DT-404 Tell Me Darling / Cool Hand Luke  album cover Dandy* / Brother Dan All Stars Dandy* / Brother Dan All Stars - Tell Me Darling / Cool Hand Luke(7") Downtown (4) DT-404 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DT-405 Copy Your Rhythm / Lovely Lady  album cover Dandy* / Brother Dan All Stars Dandy* / Brother Dan All Stars - Copy Your Rhythm / Lovely Lady(7") Downtown (4) DT-405 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DT-406 Doctor Sure Shot / Put On Your Dancing Shoes  album cover Dandy* Doctor Sure Shot / Put On Your Dancing Shoes(7") Downtown (4) DT-406 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DT-407 Sweet Chariot  album cover The Dreamers (28) Sweet Chariot(7") Downtown (4) DT-407 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DT-408 I Second That Emotion  album cover Audrey And The Dreamers I Second That Emotion(7") Downtown (4) DT-408 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DT-409 Pushwood / Reggae Train  album cover Mr Most Pushwood / Reggae Train(7") Downtown (4) DT-409 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-410 Reggae In Your Jeggae  album cover Dandy* Reggae In Your Jeggae (Single) DT-410 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-411 You Don't Care / Tryer  album cover Audrey With Dandy* / Dandy* Audrey With Dandy* / Dandy* - You Don't Care / Tryer(7") Downtown (4) DT-411 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-413 Moma Moma / Melody For Two  album cover The Israelites Moma Moma / Melody For Two(7") Downtown (4) DT-413 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-414 Love Me Tonight / Shoot Them Amigo  album cover Audrey* / Brother Dan All Stars Audrey* / Brother Dan All Stars - Love Me Tonight / Shoot Them Amigo(7") Downtown (4) DT-414 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-415 Rock Steady Gone   album cover Dandy* Rock Steady Gone (7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-415 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-416 I'm Your Puppet / Water Boy  album cover Dandy* I'm Your Puppet / Water Boy(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-416 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-417 Quando Quando  album cover Rico* Quando Quando(7") Downtown (4) DT-417 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-418 Lovers Concerto / Along Came Roy  album cover Audrey* / Herbie Grey* & The Rudies Audrey* / Herbie Grey* & The Rudies - Lovers Concerto / Along Came Roy(7") Downtown (4) DT-418 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-419 Red, Red Wine  album cover Tony Tribe Red, Red Wine (Single) DT-419 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-420 The Untouchables / Lazy Boy  album cover Sonny Binns & The Rudies / The Rudies Sonny Binns & The Rudies / The Rudies - The Untouchables / Lazy Boy(7") Downtown (4) DT-420 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-421 Games People Play / One Fine Day  album cover The Israelites / Audrey* The Israelites / Audrey* - Games People Play / One Fine Day (Single) DT-421 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-422 Lover's Question / Blue Moon  album cover Gene Rondo / Herbie Gray & Rudies* Gene Rondo / Herbie Gray & Rudies* - Lover's Question / Blue Moon(7") Downtown (4) DT-422 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-423 Groovin'  album cover Owen Gray Groovin'(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-423 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-424 Wheels / Night Train  album cover Sonny Binns & The Rudies Sonny Binns & The Rudies - Wheels / Night Train(7") Downtown (4) DT-424 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-426 Everybody Feel Good / Down Town Jump  album cover Downtown All Stars / Rudies* Downtown All Stars / Rudies* - Everybody Feel Good / Down Town Jump(7") Downtown (4) DT-426 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-427 I Don't Want To Lose That Girl  album cover Freddie & The Rudies* I Don't Want To Lose That Girl(7") Downtown (4) DT-427 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-429 People Get Ready / Near East  album cover Dandy* / The Rudies Dandy* / The Rudies - People Get Ready / Near East(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-429 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-431 Sentimental Reason  album cover Gene Rondo Sentimental Reason(7") Downtown (4) DT-431 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-432 Tear Them  album cover Desmond Riley Tear Them(7") Downtown (4) DT-432 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-433 Israelites Seven Books / Chucka Beat(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-433 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-434 Be Natural Be Proud / Who You Want To Run To  album cover Dandy* Be Natural Be Proud / Who You Want To Run To(7") Downtown (4) DT-434 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-435 Tears On My Pillow / Man Pon Spot  album cover Desmond Riley / The Rudies Desmond Riley / The Rudies - Tears On My Pillow / Man Pon Spot(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-435 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-436 You'll Lose A Good Thing / If I Had Wings  album cover Audrey* / Desmond Riley Audrey* / Desmond Riley - You'll Lose A Good Thing / If I Had Wings(7") Downtown (4) DT-436 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-437 Come On Home / Love Is All You Need  album cover Dandy* Come On Home / Love Is All You Need(7") Downtown (4) DT-437 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-438 Out Your Fire  /  No Return  album cover Desmond Riley Out Your Fire / No Return(7") Downtown (4) DT-438 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-439 I'm Gonna Give You All The Love I've Got / Why Wait  album cover Tony Tribe / Herbie Gray Tony Tribe / Herbie Gray - I'm Gonna Give You All The Love I've Got / Why Wait(7") Downtown (4) DT-439 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-440 Boss Sound / Everything Is Alright  album cover Dessie & John Boss Sound / Everything Is Alright(7") Downtown (4) DT-440 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-441 Burial Of Longshot (Pt I) / Burial Of Longshot (Pt II)  album cover Prince Of Darkness (5) / George Lee Prince Of Darkness (5) / George Lee - Burial Of Longshot (Pt I) / Burial Of Longshot (Pt II) DT-441 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-442 Everybody Loves A Winner  album cover Dandy* Everybody Loves A Winner(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-442 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-443 Talking Boss / Jungle Fever  album cover George Lee Talking Boss / Jungle Fever(7") Downtown (4) DT-443 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-444 Lyndon Johns Don't Gamble With Love(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-444 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-445 Lets Come Together  album cover Dandy* & The Israelites Dandy* & The Israelites - Lets Come Together(7") Downtown (4) DT-445 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-446 Give Me A Love / Daddy's Home  album cover The Emotions (2), Horace Faith The Emotions (2), Horace Faith - Give Me A Love / Daddy's Home(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-446 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-447 Music Doctor Chapter I / Music Doctor Chapter II  album cover Musical Doctors* Music Doctor Chapter I / Music Doctor Chapter II(7") Downtown (4) DT-447 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-448 Meeting Over Yonder / Ghost Rider  album cover Prince Of Darkness (5) / Musical Doctors* Prince Of Darkness (5) / Musical Doctors* - Meeting Over Yonder / Ghost Rider(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-448 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-449 Pop Your Corn / Pledging My Love  album cover Audrey* Pop Your Corn / Pledging My Love(7") Downtown (4) DT-449 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-450 Skinheads A Message To You / Going Strong  album cover Desmond Riley / Music Doctors Desmond Riley / Music Doctors - Skinheads A Message To You / Going Strong(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-450 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-451 Oh Mama Oh Papa / Bring Back The Night  album cover Lyndon Johns Oh Mama Oh Papa / Bring Back The Night (Single) DT-451 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-452 Sweeter Than Sugar  album cover Audrey* Sweeter Than Sugar(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-452 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-453 Won't You Come Home / Baby Make It Soon  album cover Dandy* Won't You Come Home / Baby Make It Soon(7", Single, 4-p) Downtown (4) DT-453 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-454 Oh, I Was Wrong  album cover Audrey* Oh, I Was Wrong(7") Downtown (4) DT-454 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-456 Raining In My Heart / First Note  album cover Dandy* Raining In My Heart / First Note(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-456 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-457 Someday We'll Be Together / Sunset Rock  album cover Audrey* / Music Doctors Audrey* / Music Doctors - Someday We'll Be Together / Sunset Rock(7") Downtown (4) DT-457 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-458 Build Your Love On A Solid Foundation / Baby Let's Talk It Over  album cover Dandy* Build Your Love On A Solid Foundation / Baby Let's Talk It Over(7") Downtown (4) DT-458 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-459 Spreading Peace / Guitar Riff  album cover Gene Rondo / Music Doctors Gene Rondo / Music Doctors - Spreading Peace / Guitar Riff(7") Downtown (4) DT-459 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-460 Count Prince* I'm Gonna Keep On Trying(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-460 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-461 Goodnight My Love / I Don't Want To Be Hurt  album cover Winston Laro / Boysie (2) Winston Laro / Boysie (2) - Goodnight My Love / I Don't Want To Be Hurt(7", Single, 4-P) Downtown (4) DT-461 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-462 Morning Side Of The Mountain / Show Me Baby  album cover Dandy And Audrey* / Audrey* Dandy And Audrey* / Audrey* - Morning Side Of The Mountain / Show Me Baby(7") Downtown (4) DT-462 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-463 How Glad I Am / I'm So Glad  album cover Audrey* / Dandy And Audrey* Audrey* / Dandy And Audrey* - How Glad I Am / I'm So Glad(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-463 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-464 Take It Easy / Funk The Beat  album cover The Megatons (2) Take It Easy / Funk The Beat(7") Downtown (4) DT-464 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-465 What's Your Name / Mr. Lockabe  album cover Dennis Lowe / Music Doctors Dennis Lowe / Music Doctors - What's Your Name / Mr. Lockabe(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-465 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-466 Music Doctors Grindin' Axe(7", Single, Promo) Downtown (4) DT-466 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-468 Standing Up For The Sound / Old Man Trouble  album cover Dennis Lowe / Owen* And Dennis* Dennis Lowe / Owen* And Dennis* - Standing Up For The Sound / Old Man Trouble(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-468 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-470 Version Girl / Grumble Man  album cover Boy Friday Version Girl / Grumble Man DT-470 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT 471 Music So Good  album cover Boy Friday & Groovers Music So Good(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT 471 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT 472 Boy Friday / Joan Long Boy Friday / Joan Long - Sound I Remember / Reconsider Our Love(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT 472 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT 473 Take A Message Ruby / Second Note  album cover Boy Friday Take A Message Ruby / Second Note(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT 473 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-476 There Will Always Be A Sunshine  album cover Boy Friday There Will Always Be A Sunshine(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-476 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-480 The Pliers  album cover Music Doctors The Pliers(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-480 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-481 El Raunchy / Making Conversation  album cover Boy Friday El Raunchy / Making Conversation DT-481 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-482 Only The Strong Survive / Survival  album cover Dave Barker (2) Only The Strong Survive / Survival(7") Downtown (4) DT-482 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-483 Could It Be True / B-Side  album cover Dandy & Jackie / The Conthos Dandy & Jackie / The Conthos - Could It Be True / B-Side DT-483 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-484 Daddy's Home  album cover Dandy* Daddy's Home(7") Downtown (4) DT-484 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-485 Under The Boardwalk / Barrel  album cover Down To Earth Under The Boardwalk / Barrel(7") Downtown (4) DT-485 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-486 Oh' Mammy Blue  album cover The Cimmarons* Oh' Mammy Blue DT-486 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-487 Holy Christmas / Silent Night / White Christmas  album cover The Cimmarons* Holy Christmas / Silent Night / White Christmas DT-487 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-489 Give Me Some More / Some More Version  album cover The Studio Sound Give Me Some More / Some More Version(7") Downtown (4) DT-489 UK 1972 Sell This Version
DT-490 Wanna Be Like Daddy / A Little More  album cover Gene Rondo / The Studio Sound Gene Rondo / The Studio Sound - Wanna Be Like Daddy / A Little More(7") Downtown (4) DT-490 UK 1972 Sell This Version
DT.491 Herb Tree / Holy Poly  album cover Family Man* / Studio Sound* Family Man* / Studio Sound* - Herb Tree / Holy Poly(7") Downtown (4) DT.491 UK 1972 Sell This Version
DT.492 True True To My Heart / Ace 90  album cover Keith Hudson / Big Youth Keith Hudson / Big Youth - True True To My Heart / Ace 90(7") Downtown (4) DT.492 UK 1972 Sell This Version
DT.493 Meet The Boss  album cover Sir Harry (2) Meet The Boss(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT.493 UK 1972 Sell This Version
DT.494 Get Out Of My Life / Get Out (Version)  album cover Niney* / Niney All Stars Niney* / Niney All Stars - Get Out Of My Life / Get Out (Version)(7") Downtown (4) DT.494 UK 1972 Sell This Version
DT.495 Hi Diddle  album cover Niney* Hi Diddle(7") Downtown (4) DT.495 UK 1972 Sell This Version
DT-496 Swinging Along / My Baby Is Gone  album cover Dennis Alcapone / Delroy Wilson Dennis Alcapone / Delroy Wilson - Swinging Along / My Baby Is Gone(7") Downtown (4) DT-496 UK 1972 Sell This Version
DT.497 Dock Of The Bay / Bass And Drum Version  album cover Big Youth / The Crystalites Big Youth / The Crystalites - Dock Of The Bay / Bass And Drum Version(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT.497 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.498 Something On Your Mind  album cover Hubert Lee / The Impact All Stars* Hubert Lee / The Impact All Stars* - Something On Your Mind(7") Downtown (4) DT.498 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT-499 Black IPA  album cover The Upsetters Black IPA(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-499 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.500 Dreadlocks Man / Rasta Want Peace  album cover The Aggrovators Dreadlocks Man / Rasta Want Peace(7") Downtown (4) DT.500 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.501 Pretty Girl  album cover Delroy Wilson / Joe Gibbs And The Professionals* Delroy Wilson / Joe Gibbs And The Professionals* - Pretty Girl (Single) DT.501 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT 502 You're A Wanted Man / Back To Dubwise  album cover The Starlites / G.G. All Stars* The Starlites / G.G. All Stars* - You're A Wanted Man / Back To Dubwise(7") Downtown (4) DT 502 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT 503 Black Man Time  album cover I Roy* Black Man Time(7") Downtown (4) DT 503 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.504 Apollo 17 / Uptown Rock  album cover Sir Harry (2) Apollo 17 / Uptown Rock(7") Downtown (4) DT.504 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.505 Why Do People Have To Cry  album cover Brenton King Why Do People Have To Cry(7") Downtown (4) DT.505 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT-506 Sunshine Showdown   album cover The Upsetters Sunshine Showdown (7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-506 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT-507 2 Wedden Skank / Daughter A Whole Lotta Sugar Down Deh!  album cover Glen Brown / Berry Simpson Glen Brown / Berry Simpson - 2 Wedden Skank / Daughter A Whole Lotta Sugar Down Deh!(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-507 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT-508 What Did You Say  album cover Dennis Alcapone What Did You Say(7") Downtown (4) DT-508 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.509 Sick And Tired / Hot Tip  album cover Neville Grant / Prince Django Neville Grant / Prince Django - Sick And Tired / Hot Tip(7") Downtown (4) DT.509 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.510 Meaning Of One / Let Me In Your Heart   album cover Prince Jazzbo / Suzanne Prescod Prince Jazzbo / Suzanne Prescod - Meaning Of One / Let Me In Your Heart (7") Downtown (4) DT.510 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT 511 Rastafari Ruler / Yesterday  album cover The Twins (11) / Tyrone Taylor The Twins (11) / Tyrone Taylor - Rastafari Ruler / Yesterday(7") Downtown (4) DT 511 UK 1973 Sell This Version