Thursday, July 18, 2019

#560 :: Windy City Sound System 19 :: Early 60's (17 July 2019)

In the early days of the Jamaican recording industry, the bands and artists primarily tried to emulate the rhythm & blues music released in the US during the 1950s. This led to a slew of fantastic R&B, jump blues, doo-wop, and ballads that were released in the early ‘60s; and even when ska, rocksteady, and reggae came to dominate the island, some artists even put out some soul sides. For this month’s edition of the show, we’ve put together a mix of these types of tunes. We’re only scratching the surface here, so expect more episodes like this in the future! 

Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Work Your Soul 
Laurel Aitken - Bongo Jerk 
Sir Dee’s Group - President Kennedy 
Owen Grey - Dolly Baby 
The Wailers - Teenager In Love 
Jackie Edwards - Do You Want Me Again 
The Maytals - It’s No Use 
The Jiving Juniors - Sugar Dandy 
Lester Sterling & The City Slickers - Whalebone 
Owen Gray - Mash It, Pts. 1 & 2 
Clue J & His Blues Blasters - Silky 
The Blues Blasters - Little Vilma 
Theophilus Beckford - Now You Are Dead 
Jimmy James - My Request 
The Federal Singers - Funny Thing To Say 
The Downbeats - Midnight Love 
Alton Ellis & Eddy Parkins - My Heaven 
Derrick Morgan & Patsy Todd - Thank You 
The Paragons - If I Were You 
Roland Alphonso & The Originals Orchestra - Hip Hug Her 
The Maytals - The Preacher

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