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    Lloyd Charmers & Friends Reggae In Wonderland, The Splash Singles 1968-1973

    Doctor Bird
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      • 2. Real Real - Lloyd Robinson
      • 3. Come See About Me - Lloyd Charmers & The Soul Stirrers
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      • 5. They Got To Move - Lloyd Robinson
      • 6. Why Baby Why - Lloyd Charmers
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      • 11. Doggone Right - Bobby Davis
      • 12. Sindy - Lloyd Charmers
      • 13. Since I Lost My Baby - Bob Andy
      • 14. Colour Him Father - Lloyd Charmers
      • 15. Going In Circles - Bobby Davis
      • 16. Black Power - Lloyd & Dave
      • 17. Baby I Need Your Loving - Bob Andy
      • 18. Birth Control - Lloyd Charmers
      • 19. I'm Gone - Lloyd & Hortense
      • 20. I Can't Get Next To You - The Charmers
      • 21. I Love You Madly - Busty Brown
      • 22. Love I Madly - Bongo Tony
      • 23. All Kinds Of Everything - Lloyd Charmers
      • 24. California Dreaming - Lloyd Charmers *
      • 25. Just As Long As You Need Me - Busty Brown
      • 26. Just My Imagination (take 2) - Dave Barker
      • 27. DISC TWO Oh Me Oh My - Lloyd Charmers
      • 28. What Should I Do - Dave Barker
      • 29. Going In Circles - Lloyd Charmers
      • 30. Cool and Easy - U Roy Junior
      • 31. One Woman - Lloyd Charmers
      • 32. Reggae In Wonderland - Lester Williams
      • 33. I've Gotta Get A Message To You - The Charmers
      • 34. Ever Strong - Bongo Tony
      • 35. Skinhead Train - Lloyd Charmers
      • 36. Life Of A Millionaire - Dave Barker *
      • 37. Rock Steady - The Marvels
      • 38. Travelling On - Lloyd Charmers *
      • 39. Summertime - Dave Barker *
      • 40. Humpty Dumpty - Bongo Tony
      • 41. One Big Unhappy Family (Part One) - Lloyd Charmers
      • 42. One Big Unhappy Family (Part Two) - Lloyd Charmers*
      • 43. Harry's Mood - Lloyd Charmers
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      • 45. One, Two, Three - Roy Shirley *
      • 46. Plus One - Roy Shirley
      • 47. Shaft - Lloyd Charmers
      • 48. Rasta Never Fails – Lloyd & Ken
      • 49. Africa Is Paradise - Lloyd & B.B.
      • 50. Owen Gray's Greatest Hits (Part 1) - Owen Gray *
      • 51. Owen Gray's Greatest Hits (Part 2) - Owen Gray *
      • 52. The End - Lloyd Charmers
      • 53. Just My Imagination (take 1) - Dave Barker *

      • First serious anthology of Lloyd Charmers’ earliest productions.

      • Twelve tracks new to CD.

      • Features some of reggae music’s greatest Jamaican performers.

      The late 60s and early 70s witnessed a transformation of the Jamaican music industry, with the global popularity of the new reggae sound opening the way for a host of ambitious independent record producers to make their mark on the local scene and shores beyond.

      Among this new breed of record-makers were a number of former recording artists whose influence on the future direction of reggae would prove profound, with their number including Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Winston ‘Niney’ Holness, Clancy Eccles, Derrick Harriott and the man whose early reggae productions are showcased on this set, Lloyd Charmers.

      ‘Reggae In Wonderland’ collects the cream of Charmers’ early output as an independent producer from a fascinating period in Jamaican music history, during which reggae underwent a series of transformations that commenced with the driving rhythms of boss reggae and closed with a more measured style that echoed the rock steady sound of the late 60s.

      Among the recordings featured here are major hits and long forgotten rarities, performed by some of Jamaica’s most accomplished artists, most notably Bob Andy, Ken Boothe, Dave Barker, Owen Gray, B.B. Seaton, Bobby Davis and of course Charmers himself. To quote the legendary Paul Nicholas, this is reggae like it used to be!

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