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Various Artists

Treasure Isle Presents Original Reggae

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Release Date: 22/06/2015

Discs: 2

By the latter half of 1968, rock steady had been superseded by a jumpier sound that in time became widely known as reggae.
With some of Jamaica’s most talented musicians at his disposal, Duke Reid effortlessly adapted to this latest musical transformation and over the next few years remained a major player on the island’s recording scene. 
But by 1973, the growing influence of rasta allied to his ill health resulted in a gradual reduction in his output, culminating in the sale of Treasure Isle to friend and rival, Sonia Pottinger. Tragically, soon after the Duke passed away, having battled the effects of cancer for many months. 
In the years immediately preceding his passing, Reid produced many of the most influential reggae singles of the period, the most popular of which are collected on this, the most comprehensive collection of late sixties and early seventies Treasure Isle works yet to see issue.

Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. Get On The Right Track - Phyllis Dillon & Hopeton Lewis
2. Moonlight Lover - Joya Landis
3. Moonlight Groover - Winston Wright with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
4. Tonight - John Holt
5. Breaking Up (Is Hard To Do) - Alton Ellis
6. Ali Baba - John Holt
7. Everybody Bawling - The Melodians
8. Everyday Is Just A Holiday - The Sensations
9. Drink Milk - Justin Hinds & The Waves
10. Lock Jaw - Dave Barker & The Upsetters with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
11. Barbwire - Nora Dean
12. Stealing Stealing (aka A Thief In The Night) - John Holt
13. Funky Reggae - Dave Barker
14. I Can't Hide - Ken Parker
15. Remember That Sunday - Alton Ellis
16. Reggae Merengue - Tommy McCook & Supersonics
17. Wake The Town - U Roy & Winston Wright with The Tommy McCook Quintet
18. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) - Alton Ellis
19. Boom - Sha
20. Rule The Nation - U Roy
Disc: 2
1. Wear You To The Ball - U Roy & John Holt
2. You Made Me So Very Happy - Alton Ellis
3. Version Galore - U Roy & The Melodians
4. One Life To Live, One Love To Give - Phyllis Dillon
5. Let's Build Our Dreams - John Holt
6. Drive Her Home - Hopeton Lewis & U Roy
7. Pirate - The Ethiopians
8. Crying Every Night - Stranger Cole
9. Sister Big Stuff - John Holt
10. Mighty Redeemer Part 1 - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
11. The Number One Station (aka Rock To The Beat) - Dennis Alcapone
12. Jimmy Brown (aka The Three Bells) - Ken Parker
13. My Voice Is Insured For 1/2 Million - Dennis Alcapone & The Techniques
14. Woman Of The Ghetto - Phyllis Dillon
15. The Great Wugga Wugga (aka The Great Woggie) - Dennis Alcapone & The Techniques
16. Help Me Make It Through The Night - Ken Parker
17. Love Is A Treasure - Lizzy & Freddie McKay
18. Wake Up Jamaica - Dennis Alcapone & Joya Landis
19. Blackbird Singing - Rosalyn Sweat & Paragons
20. Treasure Isle Skank - U Roy