Sir J.J. Special J.J. Johnson’s Ska And Rocksteady Productions 1966-68

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      • 1. Lee Perry – Give Me Justice
      • 2. Earl Lowden & The Fugitives – I Need Your Love
      • 3. The Uniques – Evil Love
      • 4. Earl Lowden & The Fugitives – Baby Why
      • 5. Lee Perry – The Wood Man
      • 6. Earl Lowden & The Fugitives – Never Go Away
      • 7. The Rulers – Be Good
      • 8. Carl Dawkins – Baby I Love You
      • 9. Earl Lowden & The Fugitives – People Of Today
      • 10. The Rulers – Don’t Be Rude
      • 11. Val Bennett & The Carib Beats – J.J. Special
      • 12. Carl Dawkins – Hard Time
      • 13. The Rulers – Too Late
      • 14. The Vibrators – I’m Depending On You
      • 15. Carl Dawkins – I Won’t Give In
      • 16. The Rulers – Copastic
      • 17. The Carib Beats – Addams Family Rock Steady
      • 18. Carl Dawkins – All Of A Sudden
      • 19. The Viceroys – Man Free
      • 20. The Rulers – Why Don’t You Change
      • 21. Carl Dawkins – Hep Time
      • 22. The Viceroys – Nosey People
      • 23. The Inspirations – Dangerous Tool
      • 24. Carl Dawkins – Running Shoes
      • 25. The Viceroys – Innocent Man
      • 26. The Rulers – Wrong Emboyo
      • 27. Carl Dawkins – Hot And Sticky
      • 28. Raymond Harper – Calling Soul
      • 29. Disc 2: – Fun Galore 1967-68
      • 30. The Kingstonians – Winey Winey
      • 31. The Soul Leaders – Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
      • 32. The Rulers – Let My People Go
      • 33. The Kingstonians – I Don’t Care
      • 34. The Inspirations – I Need Money
      • 35. Primo & Hopeton – Your Safe Keep
      • 36. The Kingstonians – More Wine
      • 37. The Rulers – Be Mine
      • 38. The Soul Leaders – Pour On The Sauce
      • 39. The Kingstonians – Crime Don’t Pay
      • 40. Primo & Hopeton – Loving And Kind
      • 41. The West Indians – Hokey Pokey
      • 42. The Kingstonians – Fun Galore
      • 43. The Rulers – Well Covered
      • 44. The West Indians – I Mean It
      • 45. The Kingstonians – Mommy And Daddy
      • 46. Lyn Taitt & The Jets – Soul Food
      • 47. The West Indians – Falling In Love
      • 48. The Kingstonians – False Witness
      • 49. Ossie & The Killowatts – Slot Machine
      • 50. The West Indians – Right On Time
      • 51. The Kingstonians – Girls Like Dirt
      • 52. Ossie & The Killowatts – Real Cool Operator
      • 53. The Killowatts – Bring It On Home
      • 54. Errol Brown – Music Flames
      • 55. The Kingstonians – Put Down Your Fire
      • 56. The Killowatts – What A Wonderful World
      • 57. The Kingstonians – Merry Christmas

      Soon after embarking on a career as a record producer in 1966, record retailer and jukebox businessman Karl ‘J.J.’ Johnson, enjoyed a series of significant Jamaican hits with a number of local artists, notably the Rulers and Carl Dawkins.

      The hits continued throughout the rock steady era, with the Kingstonians and Eric Donaldson’s West Indians joining Johnson’s small, but popular roster of acts. These and many more feature on this, the very first compilation to focus on J.J. Johnson’s pre-reggae output.

      A superb collection on its own or as a companion volume to the recently released “Reggae Power” 2CD anthology, this essential set includes 34 tracks new to CD and many more that have remained unavailable for years.

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