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The Pioneers

The Best Of

CD £9.99

Release Date: 26/05/2017

Discs: 2

One of the most successful groups in the history of Jamaican music, the Pioneers became stars in their native Jamaica in the early sixties before taking the European pop charts by storm in the late sixties and early seventies.

Included on this, the first serious anthology of their work in 15 years, are 40 of their most popular recordings from the aforementioned period, including their 3 UK chart entries, ‘Long Shot Kick De Bucket’, ‘Let Your Yeah Be Yeah’ and ‘Give And Take’, as well as the original version of ‘Time Hard (Every Day)’, as covered by2Tone ska band, the Selecter.

Presented in a stylishly designed digipack, the set includes an 8-page booklet featuring fascinating imagery and a detailed bio on the group’s career, with the collection made all the more appealing by the inclusion of 6 tracks made available digitally for the first time ever.

DISC 1:
1. Long Shot Kick De Bucket
2. Let Your Yeah Be Yeah
3. Time Hard (Every Day)
4. Samfie Man
5. I Need Your Sweet Inspiration
6. Roll Muddy River
7. Simmer Down Quashie
8. You Don't Know Like I Know
9. Story Book Children
10. Mother And Child Reunion
11. Papa Was A Rolling Stone
12. Money Day
13. I Believe In Love
14. Get Ready
15. Keep Your Mouth Shut
16. Poor Rameses
17. I'll Take You There
18. At The Club
19. At The Discotheque
20. Riot In A Notting Hill

DISC 2:
1. Give And Take
2. Starvation
3. Battle The Giants
4. A Little Bit Of Soap
5. Nine Pound Steel (*)
6. The World Needs Love
7. Message From Maria
8. (Blame It On The) Pony Express
9. Pardon (*)
10. Black Bud
11. Personality (*)
12. (You Got To Be) Bad To Be Good (*)
13. Sweet Number One (*)
14. Lonely For Your Love
15. Jamaica Jerk Off
16. Feeling High
17. Driven Back
18. Reggae Fever
19. My Special Prayer
20. I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door

(*) previously unreleased digitally