VariousSuper Bad! Hits & Rarities From The Treasure Isle Vaults 1971-1973

Label:Doctor Bird – DBCDD099
2 x CD, Compilation


1-1Jeff Dixon (4)Super Bad
1-2Tommy McCook & The SupersonicsBlack River (tk. 1)*
1-3The EthiopiansPirate
1-4Tommy McCook & The Soul SyndicateDepth Charge*
1-5Cynthia RichardsSentimental Reasons*
1-6Tommy McCook & The SupersonicsStranger In Town*
1-7Delroy DentonBroken Hearted Melody*
1-8Tommy McCook & The SupersonicsBroken Hearted Melody Version*
1-9Eddie FordJango*
1-10Vincent Hinds & The SupersonicsMouth Trombone*
1-11Dorothy RussellYou’re The One I Love*
1-12Eagles (2)Your Enemy Can’t Hurt You*
1-13The TennorsWeather Report
1-14Cynthia RichardsAily I
1-15Duke Reid's All StarsAily I Version*
1-16Freddie McKayIf I Should Make It
1-17Porkey & Cynthia RichardsStrings Of My Heart*
1-18Eagles (2)Rub It Down*
1-19Tommy McCook AllstarsRub It Down Version*
1-20Cynthia RichardsJungle Fever
1-21Brent DoweHit The Bridge*
1-22Eddie FordGuess I This Riddle*
1-23Justin Hinds & The DominoesMighty Redeemer Part 1
1-24Justin Hinds & The DominoesMighty Redeemer Part 2
1-25Tommy McCookBuck And The Preacher*
2-1Leroy And JuniorBreak Up To Make Up
2-2Cynthia RichardsClean Up Woman
2-3The Willows (2)Watch A Whisperer*
2-4Tommy McCook AllstarsWatch A Whisperer Version*
2-5Albert TullochHe’s An Older Man*
2-6Junior BylesOh Lardy Dah*
2-7Tommy McCook AllstarsOh Lardy Dah Version*
2-8The MelodiansPassion Love
2-9Errol DunkleyWhere Must I Go
2-10The Saints (3)How Long (Must We Wait)*
2-11Lynn Taitt & Tommy McCook AllstarsAdam 12
2-12The Willows (2)A-So
2-13The Now GenerationA-So Version*
2-14The MelodiansLove Makes The World Go Round
2-15Errol DunkleyGirl You Cried
2-16The Saints (3)Feeling Good*
2-17Bunny BrownMemories Don’t Leave Like People Do
2-18Bunny BrownMemories Version*
2-19Pat Kelly Nobody
2-20Lascelles Perkins Sentimental Journey*
2-21Lascelles PerkinsSentimental Journey Version
2-22Bunny BrownRoof Over My Head*
2-23Pat KellyBrand New Me*
2-24Toots HibbertFeel The Spirit*
2-25Toots HibbertFeel The Spirit Version*


* tracks new to CD

Many tracks unavailable on any format since the early Seventies 33 tracks new to CD

Includes numerous significant Jamaican hits of the early 1970s

By the early ‘70s, Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle Records had long since been firmly established as one of Jamaica’s music industry leaders, having previously released some of the biggest selling ska, rock steady and reggae 45s in the island’s history.

The trend continued as the decade progressed, with the Duke’s famed studio in Bond Street continuing to produce numerous best-sellers between 1971 and 1973.

And yet, despite the consistently high quality of his output throughout this time, many of the producer’s recordings have continued to remain criminally overlooked over the past half century. Now, at long last, they receive the long overdue attention they unquestionably merit.

Alongside hits by such established artists as The Melodians, The Tennors, Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, Errol Dunkley and Pat Kelly , are numerous long-lost gems by the likes of The Willows, The Saints, Eddie Ford and veteran performer Lascelles Perkins.

Showcasing romantic reggae, early roots and proto dub, this collection aptly demonstrates why Treasure Isle continued to be held in such high regard during this fascinating transitional period in the history of reggae music.

And with 33 recordings making their CD debut and many others officially unavailable for decades, this is a must for both Duke Reid collectors and devotees of early, top quality reggae sounds.

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    You can't go wrong with any of these Doctor Bird releases, every single one is a must have.


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