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 remain 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 Dandy Livingstone Dance To The Music(7", Promo, TP, W/Lbl) Downtown (4) BDS 5 / 6 UK 1969 Sell This Version
BDS 7 / 16 Dandy Livingstone Move Your Mule(7", Promo, TP, W/Lbl) Downtown (4) BDS 7 / 16 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-401 Dandy* Move Your Mule / Reggae Me This (Single) DT-401 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DT-402 Dandy* Come Back Girl(7") Downtown (4) DT-402 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DT-403 Denzil & Pat Dream(7") Downtown (4) DT-403 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DT-404 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 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 Dandy* Doctor Sure Shot / Put On Your Dancing Shoes(7") Downtown (4) DT-406 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DT-407 The Dreamers (28) Sweet Chariot(7") Downtown (4) DT-407 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DT-408 Audrey And The Dreamers I Second That Emotion(7") Downtown (4) DT-408 UK 1968 Sell This Version
DT-409 Mr Most Reggae Train / Pushwood (7") Downtown (4) DT-409 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-410 Dandy* Reggae In Your Jeggae(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-410 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-411 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 The Israelites Moma Moma / Melody For Two(7") Downtown (4) DT-413 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-414 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 Dandy* Rock Steady Gone / Walking Down Easy Street(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-415 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-416 Dandy* I'm Your Puppet / Water Boy(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-416 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-417 Rico* Quando Quando(7") Downtown (4) DT-417 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-418 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 Tony Tribe / Rudies* Tony Tribe / Rudies* - Red, Red Wine / Blues (Single) DT-419 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-420 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 The Israelites / Audrey* The Israelites / Audrey* - Games People Play / One Fine Day (Single) DT-421 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-422 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 Owen Gray Groovin'(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-423 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-424 Sonny Binns & The Rudies Sonny Binns & The Rudies - Wheels / Night Train(7") Downtown (4) DT-424 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-426 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 Freddie & The Rudies* I Don't Want To Lose That Girl(7") Downtown (4) DT-427 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-429 Dandy* / The Rudies Dandy* / The Rudies - People Get Ready / Near East(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-429 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-431 Gene Rondo Sentimental Reason(7") Downtown (4) DT-431 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-432 Desmond Riley Tear Them(7") Downtown (4) DT-432 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-434 Dandy* Be Natural Be Proud / Who You Want To Run To(7") Downtown (4) DT-434 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-435 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 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 Dandy* Come On Home / Love Is All You Need(7") Downtown (4) DT-437 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-438 Desmond Riley Out Your Fire / No Return(7") Downtown (4) DT-438 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-439 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 Dessie & John Boss Sound / Everything Is Alright(7") Downtown (4) DT-440 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-441 Prince Of Darkness (5) / George Lee Prince Of Darkness (5) / George Lee - Burial Of Longshot (Pt I) / Burial Of Longshot (Pt II)(7") Downtown (4) DT-441 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-442 Dandy* Everybody Loves A Winner(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-442 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-443 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 / Song Bird(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-444 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-445 Dandy* & The Israelites Dandy* & The Israelites - Lets Come Together(7") Downtown (4) DT-445 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-446 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 Musical Doctors* Music Doctor Chapter I / Music Doctor Chapter II(7") Downtown (4) DT-447 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-448 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 Audrey* Pop Your Corn / Pledging My Love(7") Downtown (4) DT-449 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-450 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 Lyndon Johns Oh Mama Oh Papa / Bring Back The Night (Single) DT-451 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-454 Audrey* Oh, I Was Wrong(7") Downtown (4) DT-454 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DT-456 Dandy* Raining In My Heart / First Note(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-456 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-457 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 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 Gene Rondo / Music Doctors Gene Rondo / Music Doctors - Spreading Peace / Guitar Riff(7") Downtown (4) DT-459 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-461 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 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-464 The Megatons (2) Take It Easy / Funk The Beat(7") Downtown (4) DT-464 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-465 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-468 Dennis Lowe, Owen And Dennis Dennis Lowe, Owen And Dennis - Standing Up For The Sound / Old Man Trouble(7") Downtown (4) DT-468 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT-470 Boy Friday Version Girl / Grumble Man(7") Downtown (4) DT-470 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT 471 Boy Friday & Groovers Music So Good(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT 471 UK 1970 Sell This Version
DT 473 Boy Friday Take A Message Ruby / Second Note(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT 473 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-476 Boy Friday There Will Always Be A Sunshine(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-476 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-481 Boy Friday Making Conversation / El Raunchy DT-481 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-482 Dave Barker (2) Only The Strong Survive / Survival(7") Downtown (4) DT-482 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-483 Dandy & Jackie / The Conthos Dandy & Jackie / The Conthos - Could It Be True / B-Side DT-483 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-484 Dandy* Daddy's Home(7") Downtown (4) DT-484 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-485 Down To Earth Under The Boardwalk / Barrel(7") Downtown (4) DT-485 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-486 The Cimmarons* Oh' Mammy Blue DT-486 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-487 The Cimmarons* Holy Christmas / Silent Night / White Christmas(7", Jukebox) Downtown (4) DT-487 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DT-489 The Studio Sound Give Me Some More / Some More Version(7") Downtown (4) DT-489 UK 1972 Sell This Version
DT-490 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 Family Man* / Studio Sound* Family Man* / Studio Sound* - Herb Tree / Holy Poly(7") Downtown (4) DT.491 UK 1972 Sell This Version
DT.492 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 Sir Harry (2) Meet The Boss / Musical Right(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT.493 UK 1972 Sell This Version
DT.494 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 Niney* Hi Diddle(7") Downtown (4) DT.495 UK 1972 Sell This Version
DT-496 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 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 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 The Upsetters Black IPA(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-499 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.500 The Aggrovators Dreadlocks Man / Rasta Want Peace(7") Downtown (4) DT.500 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.501 Delroy Wilson / Joe Gibbs And The Professionals* Delroy Wilson / Joe Gibbs And The Professionals* - Pretty Girl(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT.501 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT 502 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 I Roy* Black Man Time(7") Downtown (4) DT 503 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.504 Sir Harry (2) Apollo 17 / Uptown Rock(7") Downtown (4) DT.504 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.505 Brenton King Why Do People Have To Cry(7") Downtown (4) DT.505 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT-506 The Upsetters Sunshine Showdown (7", Single) Downtown (4) DT-506 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT-507 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 Dennis Alcapone What Did You Say(7") Downtown (4) DT-508 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.509 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 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 The Twins (11) / Tyrone Taylor The Twins (11) / Tyrone Taylor - Rastafari Ruler / Yesterday(7") Downtown (4) DT 511 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT 512 The Upsetters Tighten Up Skank / Mid-East Rock(7") Downtown (4) DT 512 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT 513 The Upsetters Bucky Skank / Yucky Skank(7", Single) Downtown (4) DT 513 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.514 Bellfield Sugar Plum(7") Downtown (4) DT.514 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.515 The Heptones Meaning Of Life(7") Downtown (4) DT.515 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.516 Millions* Love Of Jah Jah Children(7") Downtown (4) DT.516 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.517 Gladdy And Stranger* With Shorty Perry / G. G. All Stars* Gladdy And Stranger* With Shorty Perry / G. G. All Stars* - Dedicated To Illiteracy / Illiteracy Dub (Single) DT.517 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT.518 Roman Stewart / The Simplicity People* Roman Stewart / The Simplicity People* - Try Me / Rhythm Style(7") Downtown (4) DT.518 UK 1973 Sell This Version
DT-519 I. Roy* Clappers Tail / Live And Learn(7") Downtown (4) DT-519 UK 1973 Sell This Version