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With the full respect to the memory of Sir Coxsone, This is the Ultimate Collector’s Single Series for all Studio One Fans, recorded especially by the original master tapes owned by the 13 Brentford Road including some of the previously unreleased rare materials.

Soul Brothers - Freedom Sounds

Soul Brothers - Freedom Sounds 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

The astonishing take of previously unpublished Rocksteady - reveals new facts about Studio One’s Ska and Rocksteady!

A few years after the Skatalites recorded the famous “Freedom Sounds”, the band has reconstructed as the Soul Brothers and this is the astonishing, previously unpublished take of them playing the Rocksteady version. By the look of the master-tape, it has never even planned to be released as a single and kept especially for the LP release, which might have meant to be the Soul Brothers version of the Skatalites’ iconic “Ska Authentic” album. This seriously rare recording is a must-check for everyone from the beginners of the Jamaican music to the Ska masters. Though as might be expected, we may never be able to measure the depth of the foundation studio.



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A side)
Artist: Soul Brothers
Title: Freedom Sounds
B side)
Artist: Soul Brothers
Title: Freedom Sounds Take 2

Roland Alphonso - From Russia With Love

Roland Alphonso - From Russia With Love 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

The both-sided killer Ska instrumental masterpiece - all Ska collectors have been searching for! The Skatalites playing the theme of James Bond’s “From Russia With Love” is a true Ska instrumental masterpiece, which needs no introduction. Like the original release, it’s gorgeously backed with “Cleopatra” on the B-side. Taken straight from the original master-tape, this is a dream come true single!



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A side)
Artist: Roland Alphonso
Title: From Russia With Love
B side)
Artist: Roland Alphonso
Title: Cleopatra

Monty And The Cyclones - Summertime

Monty And The Cyclones - Summertime 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

An exotic cover of the standard - by young Monty Alexander for Studio One. Its heavy and exotic arrangement by Monty’s own the Cyclones could well be the version of the famous “Summertime” that Jamaica has been proud of, and also out of million others to date this stands out as one of the most distinguished covers of all. From a number of Coxsone’s own labels, this is one of the rarest and includes nice shuffle-instrumental on the other side like the original press. A very rare piece that the collectors have been searching for.



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A side)
Artist: Monty And The Cyclones
Title: Summertime
B side)
Artist: Monty And The Cyclones
Title: Dog It

The Wailers - Rock Sweet Rock

The Wailers - Rock Sweet Rock 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

The Wailers have recorded a number of tunes for Studio One, however this release still gets talked a lot as its specialty. Recorded just before they left Studio One, this double A-sided single includes two of the best tunes that lead by Bunny Wailer himself. It’s even possible to hear in this excellent music that the time has come to ripen for the band to see the vision of starting up their own Wail ‘N’ Soul ’M’ label. Both sides are identical to its original release.



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A side)
Artist: The Wailers
Title: Rock Sweet Rock
B side)
Artist: The Wailers
Title: Jerk In Time

Don Drummond - Last Call 

Don Drummond - Last Call  7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Known as a synonym for “killer”, this is one of the best singles released on Studio 1 by Don Drummond, including another precious take that’s been previously unreleased.

Compare to any other artists, the extreme tension that Don Drummond brings into his sessions were next level. His trombone skills were above genius and it is clear to hear his strong personality and humanity through his music. With his works being released on Studio One and other productions, he had established the “Far Eastern Sound” which still lives today in Jamaica. The fact all the music that was influenced by this sound has been evaluated since therefore it is a proof of how his music is universality.

It is interesting that all the unreleased Skatalites tracks from this era have different solo phrases each time, showing how valuable these recordings are for the archive.



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A side)
Artist: Don Drummond
Title: Last Call
B side)
Artist: Don Drummond
Title: Last Call Take2

Soul Brothers - James Bond Girl

Soul Brothers - James Bond Girl 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Another classic killer ska from the short-lived Soul Brothers. As of the original on the other side comes a sweet female lovers vocal from a night before the Rocksteady era.

Succeeding the authentic ska from the legendary Skatalites then evolving it to the sound of Rocksteady, a fluid session band of Studio One, the Soul Brothers bring another classic instrumental ska tune. Like you can almost smell the perfume of Rocksteady era at its best, here comes a cool and cute lovers tune from Kingston on the other side.

When the Soul Brothers were active after the Skatalites, they have certainly lost the thrill of solo performances, though this might have been the Skatalites were just too great.. Recorded from the master tape itself, this take contains slightly different solo compare to the original single.



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A side)
Artist: Soul Brothers
Title: James Bond Girl
B side)
Artist: The Summertair Girls
Title: My Heart Cries Out

The Minstrells - People Get Ready

The Minstrells - People Get Ready 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Studio One’s golden Rocksteady cover; even hipper and cooler than the original by the Impressions.

The original has been known for its excellent lyric and melodies, thanks to the composer Curtis Mayfield, however the Minstrells brought this to a total perfection. Even though the Minstrells left us a small number of recordings, the great vocal group had such a high standard for every single one of them. If you’ve listened to the original press of this tune, you will find the intro has been cut, unfortunately that was the same deal for the master-tape itself. The nice rocksteady by the firm but short-lived Hamlins comes on the other side. Both have been recorded from the original master-tapes.



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A side)
Artist: The Minstrells
Title: People Get Ready
B side)
Artist: The Hamlins
Title: Everyone Got To Be There

Roland Alphonso - Sca-balena(Alternative Take)

Roland Alphonso - Sca-balena(Alternative Take) 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Both sides are extremely rare unreleased takes of ska instrumentals by Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook and the Soul Brothers.

Sca-Balena is a famous cover in which you can enjoy the brilliance of Roland Alphonso, and a completely new latin take of “Two For One” originally played by Tommy McCook. It is really hard to expect what will come out of the warehouse of well-established label like Studio One, although Sir Coxsone knew exactly where everything was being placed.

We’re sorry that the “Bridge View” is a misprint instead of “Two For One” Both have been recorded from the original master-tapes.



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A side)
Artist: Roland Alphonso
Title: Sca-balena(Alternative Take)
B side)
Artist: Tommy McCook (miss credit)
Title: Two For One (miss credit)

Don Drummond - Rain Or Shine Take2

Don Drummond - Rain Or Shine Take2 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Recorded at the height of the phenomenal carrier as the number one Ska band, these are never-released alternative takes of the ultimate instrumental Ska tune ‘Rain Or Shine’ by Skatalites and with respect, it should be called a product of miracle. Both are taken from the master tape.

Recorded on the same session as ‘Last Call’ that Don Drummond was in charge, here we have two alternative takes of a seriously killer instrumental Ska which was featured as the introduction of the iconic Ska album “Ska Authentic Volume 2” Like ‘Freedom Sounds’ and other recordings made in the same period, the excavation and releasing of these tunes are much more important for Dub Store Records than the significance of the historic discovery of Pyramid! This is one extremely important and precious piece to complete the puzzle of the mystery of the late genius, Don Drummond and the magnificent tune for deep diggers of Reggae music.

What a great Skatalites! What makes even cooler about this tune is that if you listen carefully for both sides, you will realize that each player is not playing a score at all; they all are improvising. It proves that they are undoubtedly the best Jamaican band of all time.



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A side)
Artist: Don Drummond
Title: Rain Or Shine Take2
B side)
Artist: Don Drummond
Title: Rain Or Shine Take3

Roy Richards - Summertime

Roy Richards - Summertime 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

A harmonica instrumental version of the all time favorite, Summertime and instrumental cover version of the Soul classic. Both are great interpretations of instrumental covers that are ranked definitely as two of the greatest Rocksteady tunes.

Taken straight from its master tape, Summertime is a masterpiece that condensed the splendor of the blinded harmonica maestro and famed vocalist, Roy Richards. Originally released in 1968 by Young Holt Unlimited and scored a big hit, this great cover of the Soul classic, which sounds easily fitting the pattern of Sir Coxsone’s taste who was the huge fan of US hits, was played loosely and effortlessly by then newly formed Sound Dimension.



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A side)
Artist: Roy Richards
Title: Summertime
B side)
Artist: Sound Dimensions
Title: Soulful Strut

The Jamaicans - Chain Gang

The Jamaicans - Chain Gang 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

A great cover version of a Sam Cook hit with beautiful chorus and a killer instrumental that blended Jamaica’s Caribbean roots and Afro-Cuban essence.

Jamaica’s favorite American singer, Sam Cook’s hit was beautifully transformed into a sweet and peaceful vocal Ska when it went through Studio One’s unique filter. The tune was taken straight from the master tape. The flip side features a mixed style of Caribbean-decent music that Soul Brothers could play best at and Jackie Mittoo’s burning keyboard maneuver made this killer instrumental best of the best.



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A side)
Artist: The Jamaicans
Title: Chain Gang
B side)
Artist: Jackie Mittoo & Soul Brothers
Title: Do The Bogaloo

Don Drummond - Gypsy Song 

Don Drummond - Gypsy Song  7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

These utterly rare previously unreleased materials from the 50’s are possibly some of the oldest Don Drummond recordings ever to be made. Drummond is well-known for the symbolic masterpiece like ‘Green Island’, but THIS is a very special take of him playing the tune alongside the Jamaican Vibraphone virtuoso and band master of the Alpha Boys School, Lennie Hibbert in the 50’s! The take was originally cut into a dubplate as a Down Beat special, then to a recording tape in the early 60’s. After all it had been stored in the Studio One’s tape shed. This almost mythical piece of the history of Jamaican music tells the dawn of Jamaican music in the 50’s. As might be expected, Studio One, the name is well deserved.



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A side)
Artist: Don Drummond
Title: Gypsy Song
B side)
Artist: Don Drummond
Title: Green Island

Skatalites - Freedom Sounds

Skatalites - Freedom Sounds 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

‘Freedom Sounds’ is the glorious introduction to the iconic Ska LP “Ska Authentic from Studio One”, and also known as the opening theme for the band’s live performances. What’s more exciting is the early take unearthed for the very first time! Although it nearly got released with the 64-65’ masterpiece ‘From Russia With Love’, then eventually got cancelled due to the release of “Ska Authentic” LP. Compare to the ordinary recording that we’re familiar with, the unreleased take comes rougher but that is also brilliant and it will sound miraculously to all the Ska fans. There have been occasions that the band played this version at number of gigs, though it depends on who was leading the performance.



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A side)
Artist: Skatalites
Title: Freedom Sounds
B side)
Artist: Skatalites
Title: Freedom Sounds(Early Take)

Soulettes - That Ain't Right

Soulettes - That Ain't Right 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Brimmed with the vibes, this un-released killer Ska cover was recorded when Rita Marley and the Soulettes were at their best. Although it had never been released back then, Chris Wilson and the Heartbeat crew compiled this as a part of compilation series in the 90’s. The great Mr. Coxsone Dodd knew what's going on; as a spice, he occasionally released some unpublished materials. Like the name "Soulettes" suggests, this type of Soul music is their specialty and this is a female vocal Ska masterpiece.



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A side)
Artist: Soulettes
Title: That Ain't Right
B side)
Artist: Soulettes
Title: One More Chance

Charlie Organaire - Bad Boy Charlie

Charlie Organaire - Bad Boy Charlie 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

Double A-sided 7” featuring a killer Ska inst. from Jamaican harmonica virtuoso and Soul Brother’s killer horn Ska instrumental!

One of the Studio One titles that the collectors have been looking everywhere to get hold of. Featuring no other than Rude Boy Charlie although it was stated as Bad Boy Charlie on the master-tape. An extremely rare take of Thunderball arranged by Jackie Mittoo on the flip side.



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A side)
Artist: Charlie Organaire
Title: Bad Boy Charlie

B side)
Artist: Soul Brothers
Title: Thunderball

Soul Vendors - Last Waltz

Soul Vendors - Last Waltz 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

The Soul Vendors’ horn inst cover of a mellow Latin tune, backed with the authentic Studio One Rocksteady masterpiece.

This gorgeous horn inst Rocksteady features a superb arrangement from King Cannon a.k.a. Carl ‘Cannonball’ Bryan and Roland Alphonso. Like the originals on the other side here comes the one that Island was certainly familiar with back then, the Nat King Cole’s excellent vocal cover from the Hamlins

It is interesting that all the unreleased Skatalites tracks from this era have different solo phrases each time, showing how valuable these recordings are for the archive.



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A side)
Artist: Soul Vendors
Title: Last Waltz

B side)
Artist: Hamlins
Title: Sentimental Reason

Don Drummond - Don D Special

Don Drummond - Don D Special 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

The miraculous take of 'Fidel' which never came out back then! This is one of the most killer yet wonderfully the tasteful masterpiece out of all the Don Drummond recordings.

You wouldn’t call them fans if they didn’t know about ‘Fidel’, however this particular version has only been released on CD in the 90’s when Sir Coxsone compiled the “In Memory Of Don Drummond”. The monumental piece with the well deserved name, ‘Don D Special’ on the flip.



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A side)
Artist: Don Drummond
Title: Don D Special

B side)
Artist: Don Drummond
Title: Fidel

Owen Gray - Give Me A Little Sign 

Owen Gray - Give Me A Little Sign  7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

A perfect, yet low-keyed, Studio One Rocksteady double A-sided masterpiece!!

Recorded in 1967 while Clement Dodd and Soul Vendors were on tour in the UK. The former Jamaican popular singer Owen Gray, who had already been living there then, voiced these unique pieces. It sounds very different from the ones recorded at Brentford Road, although both tunes certainly have the “Coxsone Sound” – A masterpiece that is refined, and maximize the talent of this one-time star. Only ‘The Raver’ was recorded from the original master-tape.



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A side)
Artist: Owen Gray
Title: Give Me A Little Sign 

B side)
Artist: Owen Gray
Title: The Raver

Roland Alphonso - Ska Culation

Roland Alphonso - Ska Culation 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

The Skatalites’ killer shot interpretation of the world’s famous electric guitar inst, and the fully carnival-mode Ska played by a luxurious bunch of musicians.

Originally played by the American electric guitar band, this is the proof of how Jamaicans won’t miss no trends. Guaranteed killer up-tempo Ska! Identical to the originals on flip by Jack Sparrow later known as Leonard Dillon of the Ethiopians, this praiseworthy piece features the Wailers on the backing vocal.



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A side)
Artist: Roland Alphonso
Title: Ska Culation


B side)
Artist: Jack Sparrow
Title: Ice Water

Jackie Mittoo - Chinese Chicken

Jackie Mittoo - Chinese Chicken 7inch Vinyl : On Sale!

The killer Rocksteady-Ska like a vital bridge between both of them, backed with a Mittoo’s nice vocal tune.

Throned from the Skatalites to the Soul Vendors, this is the last form of the Studio One Ska and it’s very much like the Soul Vendor’s party piece. Along with the B-side, Jackie Mittoo had directed both and his marvelous creativity can be seen allover. Each of them recorded from the original master-tape.



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A side)
Artist: Jackie Mittoo
Title: Chinese Chicken

B side)
Artist: Jackie Mittoo
Title: Put It On

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