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VariousMotown Flies Jamaica

Label:Jamaican Airlines – JA002-LP
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Unofficial Release
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Reggae, Funk / Soul
Style:Reggae-Pop, Swingbeat, Soul, Funk, Rocksteady

Tracklist

A1Edwin* & Slimmy TaylorWar
A2Diana* & King StormLove Hangover
A3Lionel* & Olly BuckEasy
A4Marvin* & Henry TipperI Heard It Through The Grapevine
B1Isley* & The SteadiesThis Old Heart Of Mine
B2Little Stevie* & Jay "Dusty" SmithUptight
B3The Temptations & Slimmy TaylorGet Ready
B4Diana* & King StormKeep Me Hanging On
B5The Marvelettes & The SteadiesPlease Mr Postman
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Notes

Text On The Backside: During the Cold War, Jamaican Airlines organized top-secret flights between Detroit and Jamaica. These were supposed to help develop cultural exchanges between artists. These tapes were kept secret for a long time. 9 tunes from the secret sessions are now available on vinyl!! (But is this reality or just a dream???……)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout): JA 002 LP A MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout): JA 002 LP B MPO

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Reviews

  • eroott's avatar
    eroott
    Why is this vinyl so expensive right now? .
    • davecollins66's avatar
      davecollins66
      Great collection! Miss at your peril! Highly recommended - for any fan.
      • MarkMan's avatar
        MarkMan
        "Is it real, is it fake, is this game of life a mistake" and so goes the lyric of the Supremes' "The Happening" which in a way relates to this recording, which is shrouded in so much mystery. Absolutely brilliant - the marriage of classic Tamla/Motown recordings with a reggae backbeat.
        How this project on the "Jamaican Airlines" label with the logo "secret flights from Detroit to Kingston" came about is anyone's guess, the results of this two volume set speaks for itself and is highly recommended for those who want to hear a decidedly different spin on classic Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson etc. recordings using the original vocal tracks with Jamaican flavored backing tracks.
        I came across this by fluke and recommend it highly!

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