• rude boy scorchers  (LP, £12.75)

    The Rude Boy moniker has its roots firmly set in the downtown districts of Kingston, Jamaica. Alongside the regular Ska/Rocksteady sounds coming out of the sound systems, there was an undercurrent theme to some songs that spoke of the struggles of the youth, of their confrontation, arrests and run ins with the establishment. Some of these songs praised the Rude Boys for their stance and style while other songs were more in contempt with the Rude Boy’s attitudes, comings, goings and violent behaviour. For this release we have put together a set of tunes that the Jamaican Rude Boys would have been listening to at the sound systems on the lawns and street corners. Not only the more obvious Rude Boy tunes like ‘Gunmen Coming to Town’, ‘Dreader than Dread’, ‘Moon Hop’ but also some of the tunes that made the sound systems rock well into the night. Tracklisting Track 1 FAT MAN – DERRICK MORGAN Track 2 WINE AND GRINE – LLOYDIE & THE LOVEBITES Track 3 LOVE IS ALL I HAVE – PHYLLIS WILSON Track 4 PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE - DELROY WILSOM Track 5 RAINBOW INTO RIO MINO – RICO RODRIGUEZ Track 6 I LOVE YOU – DERRICK MORGAN Track 7 DREADER THAN DREAD – HONEY BOY MARTIN Track 8 GUNMEN COMING TO TOWN – THE HEPTONES Track 9 RUB UP, PUSH UP – JUSTIN HINDS Track 10 SOUL VOYAGE – LESTER STERLING Track 11 MOON HOP – DERRICK MORGAN Track 12 FAT GIRL,SEXY GIRL – JOHN HOLT Track 13 REGGAE HIT THE TOWN – THE ETHIOPIANS Track 14 HOW LONG – PAT KELLY

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