Monday, June 15, 2009

Island Records Reggae Box Set 1

Island Records Reggae Box Set - War Ina Babylon

Island Records really introduced myself and the UK to Reggae. Island Records was a record label that was founded by British record producers in Jamaica. It was based in England for many years, but is now owned by Universal Music Group and is operated in the United States through The Island Def Jam Music Group and in the UK through Island Records Group.

Island Records was founded in Jamaica in 1959 by Chris Blackwell and Graeme Goodall, taking its name from the 1955 Alec Waugh novel, subsequent film and Harry Belafonte hit song 'Island in the Sun'.The company relocated to the UK in May 1962. Until Blackwell sold the label to PolyGram in 1989, Island was the largest indie record label in history. If you look at their discography here you'll see it contains many of the household names.

Disc: 1
1. Boogie In My Bones - Laurel Aitken
2. We're Gonna Love - Jackie Edwards
3. Darling Patricia - Owen Gray
4. Forward March - Derrick Morgan, Leslie Kong
5. Housewives Choice - Derrick And Patsy
6. Honour Your Mother And Father - Desmond Dekker
7. King Of Kings - Jimmy Cliff
8. Exodus - Ernest Ranglin
9. Eastern Standard Time - Don Drummond, Duke Reid
10. My Boy Lollipop - Chris Blackwell, Millie
11. Carry Go Bring Come - Justin Hinds, The Dominoes
12. Bonanza Ska - Carlos Malcolm, Afro Jamacian Rhythms
13. Sweet William - Millie, Konrad (Konny) Amberg
14. Dance Crasher - Alton Ellis
15. Guns Fever - Baba Brooks
16. Take It Easy - Hopeton Lewis
17. On The Beach - The Paragons
18. You Don't Care (aka You'll Want Me Back) - The Techniques
19. Stop That Train - Keith & Tex
20. Rock Steady - Alton Ellis
21. My Conversation - The Uniques
22. Ride Your Donkey - A.G. Murphy, The Tennors
23. The Russians Are Coming (aka Take 5) - Bunny Lee, Val Bennett
24. Hold You Jack - Bunny Lee, Derrick Morgan
25. The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
26. Breakfast In Bed - Lorna Bennett
27. This Is Reggae Music - Zap Pow

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