• Laurel Aitken – Fire In Mi Wire
    • Laurel Aitken – Haile Haile (The Lion)
    • Laurel Aitken – Woppi King
    • Laurel Aitken – Haile Selasse
    • Laurel Aitken – Shoo Be Do
    • Laurel Aitken – Jesse James
    • Laurel Aitken – Skinhead Train
    • Laurel & Girlie – Scandal In Brixton Market
    • King Horror – The Vampire
    • Tiger – Souls Of Africa
    • 1. Fire In Mi Wire
    • 2. Quando Quando Quando
    • 3. Rice And Peas
    • 4. The Classics – Worried Over Me
    • 5. Reggae Prayer
    • 6. Deliverance Will Come
    • 7. The Rise And Fall (Of Laurel)
    • 8. If You're Not Black
    • 9. Haile Haile (The Lion)
    • 10. Seven Letters – Call Collect
    • 11. Carolina
    • 12. Kingston Town
    • 13. Donkey Man
    • 14. Woppi King
    • 15. Mr Soul
    • 16. Laurel & Girlie – Suffering Still
    • 17. Reggae '69
    • 18. Haile Selasse
    • 19. Laurel & Girlie – Blues Dance
    • 20. Laurel & Girlie – Lawd Doctor
    • 21. Laurel & Girlie – Big Fight In Hell Stadium
    • 22. Run Powell Run
    • 23. Rico Rodriguez – A Message To You
    • 24. Save The Last Dance (For Me)
    • 25. Walk Right Back
    • 26. Don't Be Cruel
    • 27. (Sloop) John B
    • 28. Winston Groovy – Island In The Sun
    • 29. Winston Groovy – Work It Up
    • 30. Winston Groovy – (My Girl) Josephine
    • 31. Winston Groovy – Champagne And Wine
    • 32. Rico Rodriguez – Babylon Gone
    • 33. Shoo Be Do
    • 34. Landlords And Tenants
    • 35. Everybody Sufferin'
    • 36. Jesse James
    • 37. Freedom
    • 38. Pussy Price Gone Up
    • 39. Gimme Back Me Dollar
    • 40. Skinhead Train
    • 41. Groovy Beats – Kent People
    • 42. Benwood Dick
    • 43. Apollo 12 (AKA Skinhead Invasion)
    • 44. Laurel & Girlie – Scandal In Brixton Market
    • 45. King Horror – Frankenstein
    • 46. Winston Groovy – I Can't Stand It
    • 47. Laurel & Girlie – Stupid Married Man
    • 48. Girlie (2) – Madam Streggae (AKA Soul Jerker)
    • 49. Think Me No Know
    • 50. Rico Rodriguez – Trombone Man
    • 51. Pussy Got Thirteen Life
    • 52. Single Man
    • 53. Skinhead Wreck The Town
    • 54. Moon Rock
    • 55. Winston Groovy – Merry Xmas
    • 56. Si Pon You
    • 57. Every Night
    • 58. Cut Up Munno
    • 59. King Horror – The Vampire
    • 60. King Horror – Cutting Blade
    • 61. Winston Groovy – Leaving Me Standing
    • 62. Winston Groovy – Little Girl
    • 63. King Horror – The Hole
    • 64. King Horror – Loch Ness Monster
    • 65. Rico And The Visions – Zion
    • 66. Winston Groovy – Funky Chicken, Part 1
    • 67. The Cimarons – Funky Chicken, Part 2
    • 68. Winston Groovy – Funny, Version 1
    • 69. The Cimarons – Funny, Version 2
    • 70. Pama Dice – Sin, Sun And Sex
    • 71. Pama Dice – Hinky Tonk Popcorn
    • 72. Pama Dice – Bongo Man
    • 73. Pama Dice – Reggae Popcorn
    • 74. Pama Dice – The Worm, Part 1
    • 75. Pama Dice – The Worm, Part 2
    • 76. Winston Groovy – Only You
    • 77. Winston Groovy – I Can't Go On
    • 78. Dice The Boss – Funk Monkey, Version 1
    • 79. Dice The Boss – Funky Money, Version 2
    • 80. Trevor Lloyd – Give Me Back Your Love
    • 81. Trevor Lloyd – Hold Me
    • 82. Trevor Lloyd – Chinee Brush
    • 83. Dice And Cummie – Real Collie
    • 84. King Horror – Loch Ness Monster (Alt. Take)
    • 85. Pama Dice – The Worm
    • 86. Winston Groovy – You Can't Turn Your Back On Me
    • 87. Dice The Boss – Funky Duck
    • 88. Dice The Boss – Funkier Than Duck
    • 89. King Horror – The Naked City
    • 90. King Horror – Wood In The Fire
    • 91. Mr Popcorn
    • 92. Share Your Popcorn
    • 93. I've Got (To Have) Your Love
    • 94. Blue Mink
    • 95. Tiger – Souls Of Africa
    • 96. Tiger – Dallas, Texas
    • 97. Winston Groovy – Standing On The Corner
    • 98. Winston Groovy – You Send Me
    • 99. (Who's Taking You Home) Nobody But Me
    • 100. Baby Please Don't Go
    • 101. Winston Groovy – Yellow Bird
    • 102. Winston Groovy – For Your Love (AKA The Best I Can)
    • 103. I'll Never Love Any Girl
    • 104. Take Me Back
    • 105. Reggae Popcorn
    • 106. Winston Groovy – Here Is My Heart
    • 107. Groovy Beats – Birds And The Bees (AKA Young, Gifted And Black)
    • 108. The Freedom Singers – Election
    • 109. Fleece And The Live Shocks – Tomorrow's World
    • 110. The Versatiles – Pick My Pocket
    • 111. The Freedom Singers – Freedom
    • 112. The Outlaw
    • 113. The Classics – So Much Love
    • 114. The Classics – Same Old Feeling
    • 115. Joe Lace – Nobody Else But You
    • 116. The Live Shocks – Version Of Nobody
    • 117. Baby I Need Your Loving
    • 118. Think It Over (1970 Version)
    • 119. Tiger (8) – Musical Scorcher
    • 120. Tiger (8) – Three Dogs Night
    • 121. Sex Machine
    • 122. Since You Left
    • 123. Winston Groovy – Groovin'
    • 124. Winston Groovy – (Sweet) Sugar Mama
    • 125. The Inner Mind – Witchcraft Man
    • 126. The Inner Mind – Night In Cairo
    • 127. The Inner Mind – Pum Pum Girl
    • 128. The Inner Mind – Freedom
    • 129. The Classics – History Of Africa
    • 130. The Classics – Honey Bee
    • 131. Pachanga, Part 1
    • 132. Pachanga, Part 2
    • 133. Winston Groovy – Tennessee Waltz
    • 134. Winston Groovy – Old Man Trouble
    • 135. Why Can't I Touch You
    • 136. (You) Can't Turn Your Back On Me
    • 137. Mary's Boy Child
    • 138. Sonny Binns – Mary's Boy Child (Instrumental)

    70 recordings currently unavailable digitally, Almost 50 tracks new to CD, 138 boss reggae anthems!

    Widely hailed as the Godfather of Ska, Laurel Aitken dominated Jamaica’s recording industry throughout its infancy, enjoying a series of hugely popular mento and Jamaican R&B hits during the latter half of the 1950s. Early the following decade he relocated to London, where, over the years that immediately followed, he recorded for every Afro-Caribbean record company of note.

    While his ska and rock steady recordings ensured Laurel remained a firm favourite among Jamaican ex-patriots, the reggae explosion of 1969 exposed his work to a wider audience, with productions for Doctor Bird, Pama and Trojan Records establishing him as a musical hero for many of Britain’s young, white working-classes, notably those that had adopted a fashion style dubbed by the national press as ‘skinhead’.

    This 5CD set collects the entirety of the singer-songwriter-producer’s output that saw issue on 7” singles between 1969 and 1970, with the set including big sellers alongside long lost rarities and unissued tracks that make their CD debut.

    While Laurel’s own considerable singing skills take centre stage, the collection also features recordings he produced for other UK-based artists, their number including such celebrated acts as Rico, Winston Groovy, Pama Dice, the Pyramids, the Cimarons and the Rudies.

    Among the 138 tracks collected here, two are previously unreleased and a further 68 unavailable on any format for decades, ensuring this celebration of fast and furious boss sounds is an essential acquisition for any self-respecting fan of vintage reggae.

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