Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition. Having dominated the rock steady era, Arthur 'Duke' Reid sought to reinforce his standing as one of Jamaica's premiere record producers following the arrival of the new reggae sound towards the close of the '60s. Numerous best-selling singles duly followed and by the dawn of the following decade, few doubted his Treasure Isle label would continue to be a standard bearer for top quality sounds for many years to come. Evidence of the high quality of his output throughout this period came in the form of the Gay Jamaica Independence Time LP - a 12 track collection comprising a mixture of recent hits and new material, performed by some of the Kingston's leading talent, notably DJ U Roy, whose early recordings for Reid were in the process of transforming the island's music industry. Unissued outside Jamaica at the time, this superb collection is represented here, with the original track-listing augmented with an abundance of relevant bonus material. Featuring vocal and instrumental hits and rarities from some of reggae music's leading talents, the compilation also highlights the output of Treasure Isle's sound engineer, Byron Smith during this time, including Tommy Cowan's previously unissued 'Stranger In Town'. With a dozen of the recordings previously unissued on CD, this 2CD set should be an essential purchase for long-standing fans of the Treasure Isle sound and those simply wishing to hear the very best Jamaica had to offer during the first golden age of reggae.
Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition. Having dominated the rock steady era, Arthur 'Duke' Reid sought to reinforce his standing as one of Jamaica's premiere record producers following the arrival of the new reggae sound towards the close of the '60s. Numerous best-selling singles duly followed and by the dawn of the following decade, few doubted his Treasure Isle label would continue to be a standard bearer for top quality sounds for many years to come. Evidence of the high quality of his output throughout this period came in the form of the Gay Jamaica Independence Time LP - a 12 track collection comprising a mixture of recent hits and new material, performed by some of the Kingston's leading talent, notably DJ U Roy, whose early recordings for Reid were in the process of transforming the island's music industry. Unissued outside Jamaica at the time, this superb collection is represented here, with the original track-listing augmented with an abundance of relevant bonus material. Featuring vocal and instrumental hits and rarities from some of reggae music's leading talents, the compilation also highlights the output of Treasure Isle's sound engineer, Byron Smith during this time, including Tommy Cowan's previously unissued 'Stranger In Town'. With a dozen of the recordings previously unissued on CD, this 2CD set should be an essential purchase for long-standing fans of the Treasure Isle sound and those simply wishing to hear the very best Jamaica had to offer during the first golden age of reggae.
5013929272835

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Format: CD
Label: IMT
Rel. Date: 05/24/2019
UPC: 5013929272835

Gay Jamaica Independence Time / Various
Artist: Gay Jamaica Independence Time / Various
Format: CD
New: Available $22.99
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DISC: 1

1. Boom Shacka Lacka - Hopeton Lewis
2. Wake the Town - U Roy
3. Condition Bad a Yard - the Ethiopians
4. White Rum - Earl 'Wire' Lindo
5. (Wear You to) the Ball - Earl 'Wire' Lindo
6. Pumping in - Alton Ellis
7. Hopeful Village - the Tennors
8. (This Station) Rule the Nation - U Roy
9. Dynamite - the Tommy McCook Quintet 1
10. Big Boy and Teacher - U Roy 1
11. What Does It Take - Alton Ellis 1
12. Jamaican National Anthem - Winston Wright 1
13. Soulder Man - the El Dorados 1
14. This Is Me (Aka Your Name Is Andy) - Dorothy Reid 1
15. Reggae Merengue - Tommy McCook 1
16. Allelujah - the Ethiopians 1
17. Key to the City - Aston 'Family Man' Barrett 1
18. Angel la la - Nora Dean 1
19. Bellafire - Tommy McCook ; the Supersonics 2
20. Chant - Duke Reid All Stars 2
21. Hide and Seek - Winston Wright 2
22. I Want It - Justin Hinds ; the Dominoes 2
23. Rock Away - Tommy McCook Quintet 2
24. What Kind of Life Is This - Slim Smith 2
25. Bawling People - Tommy McCook 2
26. Mother's Tender Care - the Ethiopians 2
27. Psychedelic Reggae - Winston Wright 2
28. Fire Fire (Take 3) - Tony ; His Group 2
29. Super Soul - Tommy McCook ; the Supersonics 3
30. Nehru - Tommy McCook ; the Supersonics 3
31. Ska-Vovi - Dorothy Reid 3
32. Time Pass By - Justin Hinds 3
33. Night Owl - Winston Wright 3
34. Wailing - Tommy McCook 3
35. If I Should Make It - Freddie McKay 3
36. Black River - Tommy McCook 3
37. Pirate - the Ethiopians 3
38. My Best Dress - Tommy McCook 3
39. Caught You - Glen Adams 4
40. In That Bar - Joya Landis 4
41. Bang Belly - Tommy McCook 4
42. Barbwire - Nora Dean 4
43. Meshwire - Winston Wright 4
44. Another Ride - the Sexy Girls 4
45. Baron's Reggay - Tommy McCook 4
46. Darling Please Return - the Barons 4
47. Stupid Doctor - Tommy McCook 4
48. My Love for You - the Jamaicans 4
49. For Our Desire - King Sporty 5
50. Soul Movement - Tommy McCook ; the Supersonics 5
51. Stranger in Town - Tommy Cowan 5
52. Mighty Alley - Winston Wright 5
53. Crying Every Night - Stranger Cole 5
54. Tom's Version - Herman Marquis 5
55. Stick By Me - Winston Jarrett 5
56. Calypso Mama - the Barons 5
57. Barbwire (Alternate Take) - Nora Dean

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Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition. Having dominated the rock steady era, Arthur 'Duke' Reid sought to reinforce his standing as one of Jamaica's premiere record producers following the arrival of the new reggae sound towards the close of the '60s. Numerous best-selling singles duly followed and by the dawn of the following decade, few doubted his Treasure Isle label would continue to be a standard bearer for top quality sounds for many years to come. Evidence of the high quality of his output throughout this period came in the form of the Gay Jamaica Independence Time LP - a 12 track collection comprising a mixture of recent hits and new material, performed by some of the Kingston's leading talent, notably DJ U Roy, whose early recordings for Reid were in the process of transforming the island's music industry. Unissued outside Jamaica at the time, this superb collection is represented here, with the original track-listing augmented with an abundance of relevant bonus material. Featuring vocal and instrumental hits and rarities from some of reggae music's leading talents, the compilation also highlights the output of Treasure Isle's sound engineer, Byron Smith during this time, including Tommy Cowan's previously unissued 'Stranger In Town'. With a dozen of the recordings previously unissued on CD, this 2CD set should be an essential purchase for long-standing fans of the Treasure Isle sound and those simply wishing to hear the very best Jamaica had to offer during the first golden age of reggae.