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    • The Chosen Few – I Love The Way You Love
    • The Chosen Few – Second That Emotion
    • The Chosen Few – Make Way For The Young Folks
    • The Chosen Few – Hide & Seek
    • The Chosen Few – Reggae Stuff
    • The Chosen Few – My Thing
    • The Chosen Few – Everybody Plays The Fool
    • The Chosen Few – Tears Of A Clown
    • The Chosen Few – Hang On Snoopy
    • The Chosen Few – Queen Majesty
    • The Chosen Few – La La At The End
    • The Chosen Few – I Love The Way You Love (Pt.2)
    • The Chosen Few – Children Of The Night (Bonus Track)
    • 1. I Love The Way You Love
    • 2. Second That Emotion
    • 3. Make Way For The Young Folks
    • 4. Hide & Seek
    • 5. Reggae Stuff
    • 6. My Thing
    • 7. Everybody Plays The Fool
    • 8. Tears Of A Clown
    • 9. Hang On Snoopy
    • 10. Queen Majesty
    • 11. La La At The End
    • 12. I Love The Way You Love (Pt.2)
    • 13. Children Of The Night (Bonus Track)

    The Chosen Few’s 2nd album originally released in 1975 aka “Everybody Plays The Fool” full of killer soulful funk reggae J.A. style with cover versions of Kool & The Gang, Betty Wright, Smokey Robinson and more, plus bonus track “children of the night” originally not on LP. Limited version with full colour poster with vinyl only.

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    KILLER rare funk and soul reggae LP from 1975 - covers of Kool and the Gang's FUNKY STUFF, Betty Wright's seminal 'I LIVE THE WAY YOU LOVE' + loads more. 100% ESSENTIAL REGGAE FUNK!

    • – I Love The Way You Love (Part 1)
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    • – Tears Of A Clown
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    “Play On Mr Music” by the Upsetter Revue featuring The Heptones, The Congos and Junior Murvin, had long been the Holy Grail for roots reggae connoisseurs, until Rocka Shacka issued it on a 10-inch EP. The result of an impromptu studio jam (captured on celluloid for Jeremy Marre’ s Roots Rock Reggae documentary in May 1977), the track celebrates the undeniable pull of Perry’ s musical artistry, with both musicians and onlookers enhanced by the uplifting qualities of a marijuana spliff.“Milte Hi Ankhen” by Sam Carty is a full vocal cut to the oriental dub known as “Bird In Hand” which was included the dub master piece “Return of Ape”. You can also enjoy the unreleased dub mix of the deep rasta tune “Rejoice Jah Jah Children” by The Silvertones, also the unreleased take of Carlton Jackson’s big tune “History”, an irie roots rock version of Curtis Mayfield “People Get Ready” by Junior Murvin and the soulful Perry’s vocal on “Soul Fire”. LP comes with free colour poster and sleeve notes on both vinyl & CD by David Katz.

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    • 3. The Silvertones – Rejoice Jah Jah Children (Dub Plate Mix)*
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    • – Frazer Down Below
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    Robert FfrenchI Am WonderingJamwax

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          • – Toucan Ocean
          • – Viva Shona
          • – Hex
          • – Blues Nile
          • – Vernal Equinox
          • – Caracas Night September 11, 1975
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          • – Rasta Pon Top
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          • – African Liberation
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            Just in..don't delay limited stock.

            The Kingstonians were a relatively short-lived Jamaican band whose greatest work was produced by Derek Harriott between 1968 and '70. It was at the tail end of this period that they recorded their sole album, "Sufferer", an early reggae classic featuring a swathe of sought-after cuts. It's from that set that these two tracks are taken. For the record, both have appeared on 7" singles before, but are so hard to find that collectors are willing to spend up to 500 Euros to find original copies. A-side "Hold Down" is particularly potent, with the vocal trio's fuzzy vocals rising above a killer early reggae rhythm much in Hammond organ stabs, warm bass and clipped guitars. "Nice, Nice" meanwhile is a more up-tempo affair that gives a little more prominence to a typical early reggae guitar riff. Together the two tracks make for a suitably scintillating package.

            • – Hold Down
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            Jon LucienPremonition (1976)Columbia

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            • – Brimstone And Fire
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