Two CD set. By the mid-1960s, ska was in full swing, but while the driving, energetic sound dominated Jamaica's musical landscape, other genres, such as rhythm & blues, calypso and the home-grown style of mento were also widely popularized by local acts. And of these performers, few proved more popular and versatile than Joseph Gordon, a singer-songwriter who, as Lord Tanamo, had been at the forefront of the island's music scene since the '50s. Yet despite his popularity, it was not until mid-'60s that a long-player dedicated to his output finally saw issue. Released by leading Kingston-based producer Lindon Pottinger, the musically varied Festival Jump-Up provides the focus for Disc One of this collection, with it's original 12 tracks augmented by Tanamo's best-loved ska recordings from the period, including his oft-imitated rendering of the standard, I'm In The Mood For Love. Disc Two collects 28 of the most popular ska and R&B sides issued between 1963 and 1964 on Pottinger's revered Gaydisc and SEP labels, their number including numerous significant Jamaican hits by the likes of Jimmy James, Roy Panton & Millie Small, Winston Samuels and Dobby Dobson. The result is a musical cornucopia of rare, high quality authentic early-Sixties Jamaican sounds, many of which have remained widely unavailable on any format until now.
Two CD set. By the mid-1960s, ska was in full swing, but while the driving, energetic sound dominated Jamaica's musical landscape, other genres, such as rhythm & blues, calypso and the home-grown style of mento were also widely popularized by local acts. And of these performers, few proved more popular and versatile than Joseph Gordon, a singer-songwriter who, as Lord Tanamo, had been at the forefront of the island's music scene since the '50s. Yet despite his popularity, it was not until mid-'60s that a long-player dedicated to his output finally saw issue. Released by leading Kingston-based producer Lindon Pottinger, the musically varied Festival Jump-Up provides the focus for Disc One of this collection, with it's original 12 tracks augmented by Tanamo's best-loved ska recordings from the period, including his oft-imitated rendering of the standard, I'm In The Mood For Love. Disc Two collects 28 of the most popular ska and R&B sides issued between 1963 and 1964 on Pottinger's revered Gaydisc and SEP labels, their number including numerous significant Jamaican hits by the likes of Jimmy James, Roy Panton & Millie Small, Winston Samuels and Dobby Dobson. The result is a musical cornucopia of rare, high quality authentic early-Sixties Jamaican sounds, many of which have remained widely unavailable on any format until now.
5013929274631

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Format: CD
Label: IMPORTS
Rel. Date: 11/22/2019
UPC: 5013929274631

Festival Jump-Up (Exp) (Uk)
Artist: Lord Tanamo & Friends
Format: CD
New: Available to Order - Not In Our Store 22.99
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DISC: 1

1. Festival Jump-Up
2. Mary Ann
3. Band Passing
4. Naughty Little Flea
5. Iron Bar
6. A Mother's Love
7. Daddy
8. Land of Sea and Sun
9. Woman Smarter Than Man 1
10. Television 1
11. You Belong to My Heart 1
12. Take Me Back to Jamaica 1
13. Bonus Tracks 1
14. Taller Than You Are 1
15. You'll Never Know 1
16. Come Down 1
17. Mattie Rag 1
18. Downtown Gal 1
19. I Had a Dream 2
20. I Am Holding on 2
21. (Let Me) Dance with You 2
22. Mother's Choice 2
23. I'm in the Mood for Love (Ska) 2
24. I Love You Truly 2
25. If You Were Only Mine 2
26. Marie - Roy ; Millie 2
27. You Are the One - Winston Samuels 2
28. Come to Me Softly - Jimmy James 2
29. One More Time - Lloyd Brevett 3
30. Seek and You'll Find - Roy Panton 3
31. Don't Believe Her - the Gaylettes 3
32. I Am Not Worthy - Eric Forbes 3
33. Fatso - Al T. Joe 3
34. Two Roads (Before Us) - Roy ; Yvonne 3
35. (I Love You) Shirley - Jimmy James 3
36. I'm So Glad - Winston Samuels 3
37. Dog War Bossa Nova - Don Drummond 3
38. Oh Merna - Roy ; Millie 3
39. Cry a Little Cry - Dobby Dobson 4
40. Gloria Love - the Belltones 4
41. B.B.C. Channel II - the Hersang Combo 4
42. Oh Shirley - Roy ; Millie 4
43. Luck Will Come My Way - Winston Samuels 4
44. Thinking of You - Jimmy James 4
45. Slowboat - Al T. Joe 4
46. Join Together - Roy ; Yvonne 4
47. Goodbye - the Gaylettes 4
48. Cork Foot - Baba Brooks 4
49. I've Been Searching - Eric Forbes 5
50. Cherita - Roy Panton 5
51. Diamonds and Pearls - Dobby Dobson 5
52. Follow - Winston Samuels 5
53. My Request - Jimmy James

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Two CD set. By the mid-1960s, ska was in full swing, but while the driving, energetic sound dominated Jamaica's musical landscape, other genres, such as rhythm & blues, calypso and the home-grown style of mento were also widely popularized by local acts. And of these performers, few proved more popular and versatile than Joseph Gordon, a singer-songwriter who, as Lord Tanamo, had been at the forefront of the island's music scene since the '50s. Yet despite his popularity, it was not until mid-'60s that a long-player dedicated to his output finally saw issue. Released by leading Kingston-based producer Lindon Pottinger, the musically varied Festival Jump-Up provides the focus for Disc One of this collection, with it's original 12 tracks augmented by Tanamo's best-loved ska recordings from the period, including his oft-imitated rendering of the standard, I'm In The Mood For Love. Disc Two collects 28 of the most popular ska and R&B sides issued between 1963 and 1964 on Pottinger's revered Gaydisc and SEP labels, their number including numerous significant Jamaican hits by the likes of Jimmy James, Roy Panton & Millie Small, Winston Samuels and Dobby Dobson. The result is a musical cornucopia of rare, high quality authentic early-Sixties Jamaican sounds, many of which have remained widely unavailable on any format until now.