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Before the sound of ska properly captivated the island nation, the sounds coming from Jamaica were of a different kind. Doo-wop and R&B, much as it did in the US, soundtracked Jamaica in the 50s and early 60s, setting the scene for the island’s then-fledgeling independent record industry. This compilation by ace label Death Is Not The End features gems by the likes of Keith and Enid and The Mellowlarks, as well as early work by future ska giants like Jimmy Cliff and Alton Ellis.

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Muriel 3:23 Alton & Eddie Buy
  2. 2 Dearest Darling 2:24 Jiving Juniors Buy
  3. 3 Are You Mine 3:09 The Echoes & Celestials Buy
  4. 4 Dearest Beverley 2:39 Jimmy Cliff Buy
  5. 5 Send Me 3:12 Keith & Enid Buy
  6. 6 Midnight Love 2:45 The Downbeats Buy
  7. 7 'Til the End of Time 2:09 Chuck & Dobby Buy
  8. 8 Album of Memory 3:03 The Mellowlarks Buy
  9. 9 True Love 2:28 Horthens & Stranger Buy
  10. 10 Diamonds & Pearls 2:28 Dobby Dobson Buy
  11. 11 I'm Going Back 2:25 The Charmers Buy
  12. 12 Pleading for Mercy 3:17 The Blues Busters Buy
  13. 13 Do You Know 2:50 Owen & Millie Buy
  14. 14 Heavenly Angel 2:55 Laurel Aitken Buy

Death Is Not The End

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1950s and earlier

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