Frankie Jones Time Is The Master / A Stepping Mood

    Common Ground International
    • Frankie Jones – Time Is The Master
    • Winston Wright – A Stepping Mood
    • 1. Frankie Jones – Time Is The Master
    • 2. Winston Wright – A Stepping Mood

    1st time on 7” single, Frankie Jones wicked 1977 cut from his debut album “Satta An Praise Jah” with Winston Wright’s funky organ twist on the flip.


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    Frankie JonesGun FeverPressure Sounds

    Frankie Jones’ “Gun Fever” is a dark and heavy piece of digital roots; a rare representation of 80s Jamaican music that appealed equally to the UK roots and dancehall crowds. Originally released in 1986 on a Third World 12”, the record was limited in distribution and became a heavily sought after tune by serious collectors and selectors alike. This Pressure Sounds release on a crisp, newly mastered 45 is the first time “Gun Fever” has been reissued; and the first time it has appeared on 7” vinyl. Comes in a hand stamped bag.

    • – Gun Fever
    • – Gun Fever (Version)

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    • Fitzroy Henry – Can't Take My Eyes Off You
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    • – Ghetto Cry
    • – Ghetto Cry (Version)
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    • – Gun Play
    • – Gun Play Version
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    • – Militancy
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    • – Money Cry
    • – Money Cry (Version)
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    • Bill Blast – Duppy
    • – Duppy Pon Ras Dub
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    • – Greatest Dub
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    • – Escape By Night
    • – Escape By Night (Version)
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    • – Some One Cut It Down
    • – Version
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    • – God Is
    • – God Is (Version)
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    One of his stand out roots steppers tunes from 1980 originally on the "Folly Ranking" LP produced by Prince Jammy with two rare dubs plus an alternative mix. Check killer percussive 2nd dub mix.

    • – Mr Marshall
    • – Mr Marshall (Alt.Vocal Mix)
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    Lascelles DentonPrince PharaohCommon Ground International

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    • – Prince Pharaoh
    • – Prince Pharaoh (Version)
    Donovan JosephMood For LovingCommon Ground International

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    • – Mood For Loving
    • – Mood For Loving (Version)
    Chester Coke & Ranking SpannerAfrican RaceCommon Ground International

    Deep roots vocal cut originally released in 1978, now repressed with the DJ cut from Ranking Spanner plus full dubwise on the flip.

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    • – Kill The Devil
    • – Bury The Devil
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    • – Think Positive
    • – Story Book Children
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    • – Classic Ride Again
    • – Classic Ride Again (Version)
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    • – Pirates On Shore
    • – Pirates On Shore (Version)
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    • – Ruff We Ruff
    • – Ruff We Ruff (Version)
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    • – Set Me Free
    • – Set Me Free Dub
    • – Freedom, Justice & Equality
    • – Freedom, Justice & Equality Dub
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    • – You Are The Part Of Me
    • – You Are The Part Of Me (Version)

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