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Various - Looking Back - The Jamaican Chart Hits of 1958 & 1959 - 2CD Album

£7.99 GBP
SUNRDD001

Format: 2CD

The story of how Jamaica's modern recording business developed from being a virtual one-man operation into a global industry has often been told, but never without a degree of subjectivity. Until now.
'Looking Back' is the first in a series highlighting the recordings really purchased and enjoyed by the island's record buying public, and that consequently influenced future generations of Jamaican music makers - as illustrated by the number later reworked by many of its biggest stars.
Featured on this 2CD, 59 track set are a variety of musical sounds, including hard-hitting R&B, Doo Wop, raucous Rock & Roll, sophisticated Pop from the US, to the Caribbean sounds of Calypso, Folk and Jamaican Boogie.
The result is a truly fascinating, informative, and most importantly, hugely enjoyable listening experience.

Tracklisting


CD1
AN ISLAND IN THE SUN - THE JAMAICAN HITS OF 1958
1. Island In The Sun - Harry Belafonte (2.48)
2. Sweet Dreaming - Lord Tanamo (3.16)
3. The Vow - Gene & Eunice with Ray Ellis, His Orchestra & Chorus (2.31)
4. Silhouettes - The Rays (2.45)
5. Mr Lee - The Bobbettes with The Reggie Obrecht Orchestra (2.15)
6. High School Dance - Larry Williams (2.52)
7. You Send Me - Sam Cooke with The Bumps Blackwell Orchestra (2.45)
8. Nightfall In Zion (aka Roll River Jordan) - Laurel Aitken (2.45)
9. Rock And Cry - Clyde McPhatter with orchestra & chorus conducted by Ray Ellis (2.16)
10. Dumplin's - Ernie Freeman (2.29)
11. The Walk - Jimmy McCracklin (2.47)
12. Don't Break Your Promise - Milson Luce with The Johnny Wallace Sextet (2.41)
13. Buona Sera - Louis Prima (2.59)
14. Twilight Time - The Platters (2.45)
15. Honky Tonk, Part 1 - Bill Doggett (3.07)
16. Sick And Tired - Fats Domino (2.39)
17. C.C. Rider - Chuck Willis with the Jesse Stone Orchestra (2.31)
18. Looking Back - Nat "˜King' Cole & The Four Knights with Dave Cavanaugh's Music (2.12)
19. High Blood Pressure - Huey (Piano) Smith & The Clowns (2.44)
20. Tabu - The Cyril X. Diaz & His Orchestra (3.34)
21. Show Me How (You Milk The Cow) - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (2.50)
22. Tears On My Pillow - The Imperials (2.21)
23. Guaglione - Perez Prado & His Orchestra (2.26)
24. Fever - Little Willie John (2.42)
25. The End - Earl Grant with chorus & orchestra conducted by Charles "˜Bud' Dant (2.21)
26. Sweet Chariot - Laurel Aitken (3.15)
27. Hool-A-Hoop Calypso - Count Owen & His Calypsonians, feat Euton Gayle & His Banjo (2.53)
28. Just A Dream - Jimmy Clanton & His Rockets (2.30)
29. Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price with Don Costa & His Orchestra (2.25)

CD2
RIDING WEST - THE JAMAICAN HITS OF 1959
1. Island In The Sun - Count Owen & His Calypsonians feat Euton Gayle & His Banjo (3.16)
2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters (2.38)
3. Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford with Huey "˜Piano' Smith & His Orchestra (2.45)
4. Evening Rain - Earl Grant (2.42)
5. Little Chickee Wha Wha - Huey' Piano' Smith & The Clowns (2.11)
6. Charlie Brown - The Coasters (2.23)
7. Sugah Wooga - The Three Playmates (2.39)
8. Here I Stand - Wade Flemons & The Newcomers (2.24)
9. Hey Girl - Hey Boy - Oscar McLollie & Annette Baker with Googie Rene & His Orchestra (2.45)
10. Personality - Lloyd Price with Don Costa & His Orchestra (2.38)
11. That's Why (I Love You So) - Jackie Wilson (2.06)
12. Riding West - Billy Hope & The Bad Men (2.44)
13. I May Never (See My Baby Anymore) - Little Jimmy Scott (2.51)
14. Live It Up (aka Beardman Shuffle) - Ernie Freeman & His Combo (1.54)
15. Dear Sparrow - The Mighty Sparrow (4.25)
16. It's Me (aka Whap Whap) - Lee Andrews & The Hearts (2.53)
17. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison (2.28)
18. No Buts, No Maybes - Professor Longhair (2.10)
19. No More Doggin' - Rosco Gordon (2.41)
20. There Goes My Baby - The Drifters (2.13)
21. Red River Rock - Johnny & The Hurricanes (2.13)
22. Boogie Rock - Laurel Aitken with The Boogie Cats (2.34)
23. G. I. Jive - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (3.01)
24. Be My Guest - Fats Domino (2.16)
25. Going Back To My Hometown - Hal Paige & The Whalers (2.43)
26. I-Yi - The Hawks (2.36)
27. Come Back Jeannie - Laurel Aitken (2.22)
28. People Are Doing It Everyday - Terry & Jerry (2.25)
29. 7 - 11 (aka Mambo No. 5) - The Gone All Stars (2.32)
30. Evening News - Fitz-Vaughn Bryan's Orchestra with vocals by Kentrick Patrick (2.54)

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