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Derrick Harriott

40 double A-side singles from Derrick Harriott's vast catalogue between 60's and 80's.
Most of these eminent Rocksteady, Instrumentals, Love Songs, Funky Reggae, Rebel Rock and Roots
Reggae compositions are taken from the original master tape for this reissue program.

Derrick Harriott - Do The Jerk

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This reissue features a cool vocal Ska song from 1964 and Jamaican Soul song by boy and girl duo recorded in 1962. Amount of releases was not so remarkable for Derrick Harriott in the Ska era, which could be said as a blank period of his career but despite of the fact, this is simply an authentic and cool minor code dance anthem. The flip side features an excellent Soul duet that was an unusual set at the time. This hot dance number was played in early days of sound systems.



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A side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: Do The Jerk
B side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott & Paulette
Title: Dance Romeo

Bobby Ellis & The Desmond Miles Seven - Step Softly

Bobby Ellis & The Desmond Miles Seven - Step Softly 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Another enduring Rocksteady instrumental masterpiece by Bobby Ellis and Derrick Harriott's timeless love song echoes sweet and bitter. Cool and dark 'Step Softly' is one of the most signature songs for Bobby Ellis and the greatest Rocksteady instrumental of all. The flip side is a best example of Harriott's distinctive sound in Rocksteady era. The set of recordings are now reissued with original songs on both side.



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A side)
Artist: Bobby Ellis & The Desmond Miles Seven
Title: Step Softly
B side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: Walk The Street

Keith & Tex - Stop That Train

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Without any explanation, 'Stop That Train' by Keith & Tex is a true Rocksteady classic of all times. The song stands tall in Reggae music history and a biggest hit among Derrick Harriott's catalogue. Side B features Memphis Soul Rocksteady instrumental, just like a trendy song from Stax Records. Now reissued for the first time with these original recordings on both sides.



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A side)
Artist: Keith & Tex
Title: Stop That Train
B side)
Artist: Bobby Ellis & The Jets
Title: Feeling Peckish

Derrick Harriott - Solomon

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Derrick Harriott's original cut to sound system foundation rhythm 'Solomon'. Derrick sings comically about Solomon, who was given wisdom amongst of all mankind from God in the Old Testament: "Solomon was the wisest man but he didn't know the secrets of a woman" The hit rhythm has been versioned many times over last four decades. On side B, there is a nice & cool horn instrumental entitled 'The Emperor' by Bobby Ellis, its title might imply Derrick Harriott productions had a good taste in music at that time.



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A side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: Solomon
B side)
Artist: Bobby Ellis & The Jets
Title: The Emperor

Derrick Harriott - Reach Out I'll Be There

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Derrick Harriott versions a Motown hit 'Reach Out I Will Be There'. His killer version is a dancehall shaker and many might has been searching for this rare vinyl records as an essential for DJ selection. The Four Tops originally released the song in the mid 60's. The mid-tempo organ instrumental 'Illya Kuryakin' feartures Ike Bennet's powerful organ solo on the filpside.



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A side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: Reach Out I'll Be There
B side)
Artist: Bobby Ellis & The Crystatelis
Title: Illya Kuryakin

Derrick Harriott - The Loser

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The Loser'is gloriously considered as one of the most significant songs as well as rhythm tracks in the history of Reggae music. Also entitled as'The Winner', the song is easily adapted to sound system dubplates. Talking about the genre of Rocksteady, this song cannot be ignored.'Now We Know'on the flip side is to be released on 7 inch single for the first time ever.



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A side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: The Loser
B side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott with Bobby Ellis & The Desmond Miles Seven
Title: Now We Know

Keith & Tex - Tonight

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A star duo at the Harriott's production, Keith & Tex's'Tonight'is also the everlasting masterpiece in the history of Reggae music. There were many essential songs in his production from 1967 to 68 but'Tonight'is obviously the most indispensable one. Lynn Tait plays a beautiful instrumental version to Melodians' hit 'You've Caught Me' on the flip side. Reissued with these original recordings on both sides.



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A side)
Artist: Keith & Tex
Title: Tonight
B side)
Artist: Lynn Taitt & The Desmond Milles Seven
Title: You've Caught Me

Derrick Harriott - Keep On Dancing

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Taken from the epic album'Rock Steady Party', this is the first time ever released on 7 inch single and is Derrick Harriott's interpretation of praising Rocksteady dancehall. The B-side, 'Now We Know'is an original single version of the song and this is the best example of how Crystalites play the rhythm.



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A side)
Artist: Keep On Dancing
Title: Derrick Harriott
B side)
Artist: Bobby Ellis & The Desmond Miles Seven
Title: Now We Know

Derrick Harriott - Do I Worry

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Do I Worry'is as important Rocksteady tune as Derrick Harriott's other hit'The Loser'in his vast catalog. The B-side features powerful horn blow and Bobby Ellis' trumpet solo is nicely done. Reissued with these original recordings on both sides.



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A side)
Artist: Derrick Harriot
Title: Do I Worry
B side)
Artist: Bobby Ellis & The Crystatelis
Title: Shuntin

David Anthony - All Night

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A fine vocal Rocksteady'All Night'is known as a killer dubplate owned by Duke Vin, who is regarded as a pioneer of sound system culture in UK. The flip side'The Ticker'was more popular than the A-side and in UK, allegedly no one else besides Duke Vin owned the vinyl until 90's. The song must have been a special attachment in his Dub Plate box.



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A side)
Artist: David Anthony
Title: All Night
B side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites
Title: The Tickler

Keith & Tex - Hypnotizing Eyes

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By Keith & Tex, a vocal duo who represented Derrick Harriott's production, "Hypnotizing Eyes" was a hugely popular tune released at the end of Rocksteady era. The B-side,"Down The Street"was a pioneering sound of up-tempo Reggae that became the major style in 1969. From 1968 to 69, they recorded enough songs to make an album and amazingly all of them were top-notch. Re-issued original songs on both sides.



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A side)
Artist: Keith & Tex
Title: Hypnotizing Eyes
B side)
Artist: Keith & Tex

Keith & Tex - Lonely Man (Miss Credit)

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Every song done by Keith & Tex had absolutely trusted in those qualities, and these laid back and relaxing tunes are no exception. On A-side features a mid-tempo Rocksteady and the flip side is their cover version of Temptations' 1968 hit.



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A side)
Artist: Keith & Tex
Title: Lonely Man (Miss Credit)
B side)
Artist: Keith & Tex
Title: Don't Look Back

Noel Brown - Heartbreak Girl

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Later became a vocalist for Chosen Few, Noel Brown's beautiful falsetto floats on this rare Rocksteady tune. It is also an interesting piece that recorded during the transition stage from Rocksteady to Reggae. These are only songs Noel Brown did for Derrick Harriott.



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A side)
Artist: Noel Brown
Title: Heartbreak Girl
B side)
Artist: Noel Brown
Title: Man's Temptation

Junior Soul - Glendevon Special

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As Junior Soul, Junior Murvin recorded definitely the greatest Rocksteady tune,[Glendevon Special] on early days of his recording career. This tune is also unique among Derrick Harriott's catalog and it proves how wide varieties his production was. This song is rare that many collectors have been looking for years.



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A side)
Artist: Junior Soul
Title: Glendevon Special
B side)
Artist: Junior Murvin
Title: Magic Touch

Keith & Tex - Run To The Rocks

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Originally released on 1969 by Keith & Tex, who were the favorite duo in Rocksteady era, this up-tempo tune introduced the beginning of Reggae's new style. This duo never disappointed everybody's expectation by their high quality tunes. Re-issued original songs on both sides.



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A side)
Artist: Keith & Tex
Title: Run To The Rocks
B side)
Artist: Keith & Tex
Title: Let Me Be The One (This Is My Song)

Keith & Tex - Goodbye Baby

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'Goodbye Baby' is another train theme Rocksteady by Keith & Tex who were expert at singing that subject just like their other classic 'Stop That Train. 'The flip side features a mid-tempo Rocksteady that might sound monotonous in a way but is matching its lyrics beautifully.



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A side)
Artist: Keith & Tex
Title: Goodbye Baby
B side)
Artist: Keith & Tex
Title: What Kind Of Fool

Derrick Harriott - It's All Right

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Up-tempo early Reggae made in 1969 on the A-side and a cover version of Smokey Robinson's soul classic on the B-side. These classic songs give spectacular feelings that the dawn of the new era of Reggae music comes just around the corner.



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A side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: It's All Right
B side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: You Really Got A Hold On Me

Noel Brown - Phoenix

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A nice and easy Rocksteady tune 'Phoenix' was sung by Noel Brown who later became the vocalist for one of the most famous Soul Reggae groups, Chosen Few. The flip side featured a gorgeous keyboard inst by Ike Bennett.



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A side)
Artist: Noel Brown
Title: Phoenix
B side)
Artist: Ike Bennett & The Crystalites
Title: Patricia

Karl Bryan & The Crystalites - Slippery

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'Slippery' is a beautifully arranged minor-chorded sax cut to Harriott production's classic rhythm, "Tonight." B-side is a piano instrumental version to the flip side.



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A side)
Artist: Karl Bryan & The Crystalites
Title: Slippery
B side)
Artist: The Crystalites
Title: Tonight

Junior Soul - The Hustler

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'The Hustler' is one of Junior Murvin's, who gained international success later in his career, earliest works and is a rare tune that collectors have been after for many years. Made in 1969, this is also one of most popular up-tempo early Reggae tunes and undoubtedly the masterpiece. The flip side is the version to the A-side that featured keyboard and percussion.



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A side)
Artist: Junior Soul
Title: The Hustler
B side)
Artist: Bongo Herman & Les
Title: Home Sweet Home

Ramon & The Crystalites - Golden Chickens

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Minor chorded and wicked organ instrumentals by Crystalites. It is worth to be mentioned that in this song, listeners can experience the rare toasting of Ramon The Mexican who was the resident deejay at Harriott's Musical Chariot Sound System and later changed his name to Ambelique. Both sides are the two of the best Early Reggae tunes.



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A side)
Artist: Ramon & The Crystalites
Title: Golden Chickens
B side)
Artist: Bongo Herman & Les
Title: Hail I

Derrick Harriott - Groovy Situation

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Covering US hits was Derrick Harriott's specialty and this tune is no exception. This is his cover version of Gene Chandler's hit that was popular on the radios at the time in Jamaica. B-side features early Lovers Rock tune by Derrick Harriott.



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A side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: Groovy Situation
B side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: Candy

Dennis Brown - Lips of Wine

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Being known as Crown Prince of Reggae, this is Dennis Brown's commemorated first single and it was written and composed by Dennis himself. This is, of course, before he started recording at Studio One and is one of his best heartwarming songs. Crystalites' killer keyboard instrumental is featured on B-side and has been admired to listeners who have great appreciation for 1969-70's up-tempo instrumentals.



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A side)
Artist: Dennis Brown
Title: Lips Of Winee
B side)
Artist: The Crystalites
Title: Stranger In Town

Pat Satchmo - A Handful Of Friends

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Early Lovers Rock tune by Pat Satchmo. You can probably guess from his name that he imitates the singing style of Louis Armstrong. He showcased his amazing talent as he sang double perfectly in this song. B-side features a previously unreleased but marvelous tune by Kingstonians and Jackie Bernard fan must check it out!



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A side)
Artist: Pat Satchmo
Title: A Handful Of Friends
B side)
Artist: Kingstonians
Title: Right From Wrong

Derrick Harriott - Message From A Black Man

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American Civil Rights Movement hit Jamaica in late 60's and this tune is undoubtedly one of the best Funky Reggae tunes produced by Derrick Harriott. It is the best example of how Derrick was influenced by the Black Power Movement. B-side features a great Funky Reggae Soul performed by Chosen Few. From that time, Derrick started establishing a genre called "Reggae Soul."



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A side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: Message From A Black Man
B side)
Artist: Chosen Few
Title: Going Back Home

The Chosen Few - I'm Sorry

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"I'm Sorry" is one of the loveliest tunes by Chosen Few, the group consisting of Noel Brown, Richard McDonald and Federals, who were the Soul songs covering experts at the time. The flip side "Melting Pot" is another great Reggae Soul by Chosen Few. This record is a rare piece and a popular item amongst record collectors.



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A side)
Artist: The Chosen Few
Title: I'm Sorry
B side)
Artist: The Chosen Few
Title: Melting Pot

The Preacher - Black Moses

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Enos Maleod's narration made Isaac Hayes' Soul/Funk masterpiece a particularly mystical one. Academy-Winning "Theme From Shaft" was the symbolic song of the Black Power movement, and it has been transformed to one of the best Funky Reggae tunes of all time thanks to absolutely amazing arrangements from Derrick Harriott.



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A side)
Artist: The Preacher
Title: Black Moses
B side)
Artist: Chosen Few
Title: Shaft

Chosen Few - Am I Black Enough

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Undoubtedly one of the best Funky Reggae tunes from Derrick Harriott's production, "Am I Black Enough" was originally a Billy Paul hit and has been covered by Derrick Harriott and Chosen Few who were into the Black Power movement at the time. The B-side "Psychedelic Train" is one of the earliest Funky Reggae instrumental songs which made Derrick Harriott recognized for his Funk-influenced style to listeners.



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A side)
Artist: Chosen Few
Title: Am I Black Enough
B side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: Psychedelic Train

Chosen Few - People Make The World Go Round

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One of the best cover versions of a Philadelphia Soul classic, "People Makes The World Go Round" is performed by Chosen Few, who were idolizing The Stylistics so much. The flip side "Brown Baby" is another Funky Reggae vocal sang by the producer Derrick Harriott himself.



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A side)
Artist: Chosen Few
Title: People Make The World Go Round
B side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: Brown Baby

I Roy - Tougher Than Tough

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Another cover version of an Isaac Hayes' classic. I Roy is blasting an heavy-weight toasting over the Chosen Few's vocals on the A-side "Tougher Than Tough". A straight cover version by Chosen Few appears on the B-side.



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A side)
Artist: I Roy
Title: Tougher Than Tough
B side)
Artist: Chosen Few
Title: Do Your Thing

Derrick Harriott - Let Me Down Easy

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A classic Reggae Soul tune by Derrick Harriott is now reissued in an extended version which is connected to a tender dub afterword. The B-side features a unique and mysterious Funky Reggae instrumental by Crystal Generation, the special unit by Crystalites and Now Generation, which gave a taste of the new wave of Reggae that would arrive later in the decade.



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A side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: Let Me Down Easy
B side)
Artist: Hell Below
Title: Crystal Generation

Dennis Brown - Silhouettes

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'Silhouettes' is one of Dennis Brown's earliest recordings and a good old Reggae hit. The flip side features Augustus Pablo's melodica cut to the A-side. This peaceful piece proves that the early sound of King Tubby is the greatest of all.



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A side)
Artist: Dennis Brown
Title: Silhouettes
B side)
Artist: Augustus Pablo & The Crystalites
Title: Bass & Drum Version

Scotty - Draw Your Brakes

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The main DJ of Harriott's production, Scotty, skillfully handles Keith & Tex' Rocksteady classic 'Stop That Train'. This is one of the most popular piece of music in Harriott's production. The flip side is available for the first time on vinyl that features Scotty's DJ cut to Derrick Harriott's moving 'Do I Worry' track.



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A side)
Artist: Scotty
Title: Draw Your Brakes
B side)
Artist: Scotty
Title: Worry

Pablo & Fay - Bedroom Mazurka

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On Keith & Tex' classic tune 'Tonight,' Augustus Pablo's melodica echoes along the entire track mysteriously, while the fascinating female vocalist Fay quotes breathy lines from the popular German soft porn film Bedroom Mazurka. The flip side features Scotty's DJ version to 'Tonight.'



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A side)
Artist: Augustus Pablo & Fay
Title: Bedroom Mazurka
B side)
Artist: Scotty
Title: Children Children

Augustus Pablo - Bells Of Death

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Another popular tune in Harriott's production, performed by melodica wizard Augustus Pablo. Although this is another movie theme, this piece is a straight and great instrumental version of a Rocksteady classic, featuring melodica and bongo percussion. Scotty's wicked deejay appears on the B-side again.



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A side)
Artist: Augustus Pablo
Title: Bells Of Death
B side)
Artist: Scotty & The Crystalites
Title: Sesame Street

Junior Murvin (Junior Soul) - Rescue The Children

Junior Murvin (Junior Soul) - Rescue The Children 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Recorded in 1974, this is Junior Murvin's first Roots tune ever. Having always been sought after by collectors, this song is possibly the ultimate classic. This is a completely different take from the one Junior Murvin recorded for Lee Perry in 1977 for the “Police and Thieves” LP distributed by Island. Undoubtedly this is one of Murvin’s best tunes, which should be in every collector’s record box.



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A side)
Artist: Junior Murvin (Junior Soul)
Title: Rescue The Children
B side)
Title: Version

Derrick Harriott - Some Guys Have All The Luck

Derrick Harriott - Some Guys Have All The Luck 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

It is an obvious fact that Dreadlocks culture was the trend of the time when this tune was released, but how could we ever imagine Derrick Harriott wearing Dreadlocks? He was wearing Afro instead and showed how he could easily cover Persuaders’ Soul hit. The flip side features another cover of a US Soul track that was transformed to a sweet Lover’s Rock by Harriott’s relative, young Kim Harriott. Apparently Harriott’s surroundings at this time were all wearing Afro even if it was the Dreadlocks era.



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A side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: Some Guys Have All The Luck
B side)
Artist: Kim Harriott
Title: Just Want To Be Your Joy

Derrick Harriott - Look Over Your Shoulders

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It was the Dreadlocks bandwagon in the mid 70’s, but Harriott, who started his career in the music business in the early 50’s, persisted his Afro hairstyle and his signature style of music, Reggae Soul and Lover’s Rock. At that time, music fans only approved serious Roots works but his music choices proved that his production was equally true and great Reggae music. Moreover his music brought to listeners a certain comfort, compared to the heavy weight Roots music that was mainly produced during this period.



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A side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: Look Over Your Shoulder
B side)
Artist: Derrick Harriott
Title: Dancing The Reggae

Junior Murvin - Rescue Jah Children

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This tune was the second Roots tune recorded by Junior Murvin after his first 1974 masterpiece. With different dynamics, this great track was also highly sought after, and considering this tune as one of his few recordings during the period, it should be recognized as an important record and a true masterpiece.



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A side)
Artist: Junior Murvin (Junior Soul)
Title: Rescue Jah Children
B side)
Title: Version

Earl Sixteen - Malcolm X

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Featuring Earl Sixteen, who later recorded an album at Studio One, the last title of our Derrick Harriott re-issue series is one of the most rare Roots tunes from Harriott’s production. The A-side proves that Roots Reggae was at its pick at the time, and the B-Side, with its militant beat by Winston McAnuff, who renamed himself to Electric Dread, make this record an all-time Roots favorite.



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A side)
Artist: Earl Sixteen
Title: Malcom X
B side)
Artist: Winston McAnuff
Title: Armaggedon Time

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