If I Had a Pair of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop, Vol. 2

£19.99
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The second volume in a two-part collection of Jamaican doo wop from the late 1950s through to the early 1960 represents a period in which sound systems began to dominate the island, and were starting to step up their rivalry by beginning to record heir own platters rather than rely on imports to gain the competitive edge.

With the uniquely Jamaican ska craze yet to fully catch hold, these tracks are largely imitative of the sounds that had been reaching the island from American shores, albeit peppered with hints of what was to come ~ some of the future stars of ska, rocksteady and reggae are starting to cut their teeth here on these records, providing a unique view into the fledgling industry at a time of creative flux.

Released 28th August

Tracklisting: 
Lloyd Clark Smithie's Sextet - Now I Know the Reason
The Charmers & Prince Buster - Now You Want to Cry
The Rhythm Aces & The Caribs - A Thousand Teardrops
Jiving Juniors - Have Faith in Me
Chuck & Dobby - I Love My Teacher
The Blues Busters - Call Your Name Forever
The Echoes Celestials - I Love You Forever
Wilfred Jackie Edwards - Hear My Cry
Jiving Juniors - Valerie
The Magic Notes - Why Did You Leave Me
Rupert Edwards - Guilty Convict
Keith & Enid - Worried over You
The Moonlighters - Julie
Higgs & Wilson - How Can I Be Sure