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Various Artists
If I Had a Pair of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop, Vol. 3
Death Is Not The End
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Release Date
November 27, 2020

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A third and final volume of Jamaican doo wop & R&B records taken from the late 50s and early 60s.

These records represent a period in which sound-systems were beginning to dominate the island, with Duke Reid and Sir Coxsone Dodd stepping up their rivalry by beginning to make and release their own records rather than rely on US imports for use in their dances. Many of these records are definitely more-or-less imitations of the American records, as the uniquely Jamaican ska sound was yet to take hold - however many of the future stars of ska, rocksteady and reggae were beginning to cut their teeth in the industry on these records, incl. Alton Ellis, Derrick Morgan, Derrick Harriott and more, and provide a unique view into the fledgling independent record industry culture in Jamaica that would prove to be unbelievably prolific and unparalleled for an island of it's size.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Sweet as an Angel Jiving Juniors 2:23 Buy

    Sweet as an Angel

  2. 2 My Heaven Alton & Eddie 2:29 Buy
  3. 3 When You Tell Me Baby Higgs & Wilson 2:35 Buy

    When You Tell Me Baby

  4. 4 I Wish Your Picture Was You Lloyd Adams 2:35 Buy

    I Wish Your Picture Was You

  5. 5 Don't You Know The Moonlighters 2:12 Buy

    Don't You Know

  6. 6 Dream Girl Ricketts & Rowe 3:22 Buy
  7. 7 The First Time We Met Annette & Shenley 2:35 Buy

    The First Time We Met

  8. 8 I'll Always Call Your Name Belltones 3:10 Buy

    I'll Always Call Your Name

  9. 9 Little Schoolgirl Ruddy & Sketto 2:55 Buy

    Little Schoolgirl

  10. 10 Crying in the Chapel Derrick & Patsy 2:22 Buy

    Crying in the Chapel

  11. 11 I've Done You Wrong The Blues Busters 2:17 Buy

    I've Done You Wrong

  12. 12 My Sweet Angel Jiving Juniors 2:44 Buy

    My Sweet Angel

  13. 13 Change of Mind Higgs & Wilson 2:58 Buy

    Change of Mind

  14. 14 Never Go Away Wilfred Jackie Edwards 2:44 Buy

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