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Various Artists
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Coxsone's Music: The First Recordings of Sir Coxsone the Downbeat 1960-63
Label
Soul Jazz Records
Catalogue Number
SJRD323
Release Date
October 23, 2015

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A new excavation from Soul Jazz explores the work of legendary ska and reggae producer Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd, focusing on his days prior to the foundation of the renowned Studio One label/production house, who set the agenda for ska and reggae to come. The compilation contains the Jamaican proto-ska, R&B, jazz, Rastafari and gospel music that Dodd helped produce on a variety of his early record labels, with the ‘Downbeat’ of the album’s title refers to Dodd’s Downbeat Sound System which ruled Kingston’s dance halls during the 1950s. Sleevenotes in the compilation come from Studio One scholar Rob Chapman. Released as a triple CD and as two separate double LPs.

###Tracklist Part A

  1. Don Drummond - Roll On Sweet Don
  2. Derrick Harriott - Answer Me
  3. Aubrey Adams & His Dudroppers - Do Du Wap
  4. Busty & Cool - What A World
  5. Roland Alphonso - Counter Punch
  6. Owen & Millie - Do You Know
  7. Workshop Musicians - Calypso Jazz
  8. Don Drummond - Elevation Rock
  9. The Blues Busters - There's Always Sunshine
  10. Clue J And His Blues Blasters - Unknown Shuffle Blues
  11. The Jiving Juniors - Darling Don't Leave Me
  12. The Mellow Larks - Time To Pray (Allelujah)
  13. Owen Gray - Twisting My Baby
  14. Cecil Lloyd Quintet - What Is The Thing Called Love
  15. Theo Beckford -That's Me
  16. Simms & Robinson - White Christmas
  17. Cecil Lloyd Quintet - Sometimes I Am Happy
  18. Owen Gray - Best Twist
  19. The Blues Busters - Tell Me Why
  20. Don Drummond - Dew Drops
  21. Clancy Eccles - River Jordan
  22. Workshop Musicians - Serenade in Sound
  23. Owen Gray - Young Lover
  24. City Slickers - Oceans 11

###Tracklist Part B

  1. The Blues Busters - You Had It All Wrong
  2. Clue J & His Blues Blasters - Salt Lane Shuffle
  3. Lascelles Perkins - Real Gone Clown
  4. Don Drummond - Reload 13. Clancy Eccles - Freedom
  5. Clue J And His Blues Blasters - Pine Juice
  6. The Jiving Juniors - Over the River
  7. Don Drummond - Schooling The Duke
  8. The Mellow Cats, Count Ossie And The Warrickas - Rock A Man Soul
  9. Monty & The Cyclones - Summertime
  10. The Mellowlarks - No More Wedding
  11. Roland Alphonso & Carol McLaughlin - Just Cool
  12. Owen & Millie - Sugar Plum
  13. Clue J & His Blues Blasters - Silky
  14. Basil Gabbidon - Independence Blues
  15. Don Drummond And The City Slickers - That Man Is Back
  16. Simms & Robinson - Searching
  17. The Shinners - Romantic Shuffle
  18. Cecil Lloyd Quintet - Grooving With the Beat
  19. Neville Esson - I Do
  20. Workshop Musicians - Burnie's Tune
  21. Owen & Millie - Sit and Cry

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Roll on Sweet Don Don Drummond 3:14 Buy

    Roll on Sweet Don

  2. 2 Answer Me Derrick Harriott 2:21 Buy

    Answer Me

  3. 3 Do Du Wap Aubrey Adams & His Dudroppers 2:14 Buy

    Do Du Wap

  4. 4 What a World Busty & Cool 2:13 Buy

    What a World

  5. 5 Counter Punch Roland Alphonso 3:02 Buy

    Counter Punch

  6. 6 Do You Know Owen & Millie 2:48 Buy

    Do You Know

  7. 7 Calypso Jazz Workshop Musicians 3:17 Buy

    Calypso Jazz

  8. 8 Elevation Rock Don Drummond 2:44 Buy

    Elevation Rock

  9. 9 There's Always Sunshine The Blues Busters 2:40 Buy

    There's Always Sunshine

  10. 10 Duke Down Gal AKA Unknown Shuffle Blues Clue J & His Blues Blasters 2:53 Buy

    Duke Down Gal AKA Unknown Shuffle Blues

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