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Title: tony scott - what am i to do (vocal to liquidator) - estick
Artist: tony scott
Track: what am i to do (vocal to liquidator)
Label: estick

usa Record information:

sorry if this is rough quality, it's off a jamaican estick issue 83506




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Guest MattB

Nice is that.

Is it a hard one?

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Guest MattB

Oh cool, the reason i ask is cause i'm gonna have to introduce my friend to this section and i might try and get him a copy for his birthday.

Cheers Pete.

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Guest piiy 1

Sorry if i missed something.was this before Harry J Instrumental ?

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Guest cyrus

how do you lot know all this?

fair do's....jealous

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Guest cyrus

We all have heads full of useless information I think!

No way man! fair play...

just a random question, you havent got any old school Reggae acapellas?

safe

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Guest piiy 1

We all have heads full of useless information I think!

thanks once again Pete. perhaps you can help me with another one?

think its a Nicky Thomas track?maybe contains the line "if you want something to play with go and find yourself a toy"

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thanks once again Pete. perhaps you can help me with another one?

think its a Nicky Thomas track?maybe contains the line "if you want something to play with go and find yourself a toy"

Yes, thats his version of Tell It Like It Is, originally by Aaron Neville

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Guest piiy 1

Yes, thats his version of Tell It Like It Is, originally by Aaron Neville

thanks ,thought it may be,i,ll see if i can find it! Thanks for that

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thanks ,thought it may be,i,ll see if i can find it! Thanks for that
Piiy 1, this was probably most recently available on Trojan's "Love Of The Common People: The Best Of..." compilation (TJACD066 released in 2003). Tracks...
  • 1. LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    2. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    3. SUZANNE BEWARE OF THE DEVIL (1972) - Dandy Livingstone Production
    4. RUN NIGEL RUN (1969) - Derrick Harriott Production
    5. LONELY FEELIN' (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    6. LONELY FOR YOUR LOVE (1973) - Tony King Production
    7. TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    8. CAN I CHANGE MY MIND? (1973) - Joe Gibbs Production
    9. IMAGES OF YOU (1972) - Nicky Thomas Production
    10. GOD BLESS THE CHILDREN (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    11. TELL IT LIKE IT IS (1971) - Nicky Thomas Production
    12. DON'T TOUCH ME (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    13. ONLY A CHILD (1974) - Nicky Thomas Production
    14. LET IT BE (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    15. LONDON (1977) - Nicky Thomas Production
    16. MAMA'S SONG (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    17. GONE HOME (1969) - Derrick Harriott Production
    18. RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    19. I'LL BE WAITING (1972) - Nicky Thomas Production
    20. IF I HAD A HAMMER (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    21. YESTERDAY MAN (1972) - Nicky Thomas Production
    22. DOING THE MOONWALK (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    23. LOLA (1974) - Nicky Thomas Production
    24. RED EYE (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    25. LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production

Hope that helps!

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Piiy 1, this was probably most recently available on Trojan's "Love Of The Common People: The Best Of..." compilation (TJACD066 released in 2003). Tracks...
  • 1. LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    2. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    3. SUZANNE BEWARE OF THE DEVIL (1972) - Dandy Livingstone Production
    4. RUN NIGEL RUN (1969) - Derrick Harriott Production
    5. LONELY FEELIN' (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    6. LONELY FOR YOUR LOVE (1973) - Tony King Production
    7. TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    8. CAN I CHANGE MY MIND? (1973) - Joe Gibbs Production
    9. IMAGES OF YOU (1972) - Nicky Thomas Production
    10. GOD BLESS THE CHILDREN (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    11. TELL IT LIKE IT IS (1971) - Nicky Thomas Production
    12. DON'T TOUCH ME (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    13. ONLY A CHILD (1974) - Nicky Thomas Production
    14. LET IT BE (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    15. LONDON (1977) - Nicky Thomas Production
    16. MAMA'S SONG (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    17. GONE HOME (1969) - Derrick Harriott Production
    18. RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    19. I'LL BE WAITING (1972) - Nicky Thomas Production
    20. IF I HAD A HAMMER (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    21. YESTERDAY MAN (1972) - Nicky Thomas Production
    22. DOING THE MOONWALK (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    23. LOLA (1974) - Nicky Thomas Production
    24. RED EYE (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production
    25. LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE (1970) - Joe Gibbs Production

Hope that helps!

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much appreciated .i know when my good mates drunk, he starts singing this ,which is quite often,got a few by the wonderful Nicky Thomas but i missed this completely

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Yes, Harry J used the basic backing track and got Winston Wright to play over the top of it

There's also a saxophone cut on the rhythm, by the great Val Bennett, called (from memory) 'Ton Of Gold'. I have it on a Harry J blank but the title's partially scribbled out...

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Guest Lord GrabAndFlee

Wasn't this original Tony Scott vocal version the big hit with skinheads, although it's "Liquidator" that is now considered anthemic? I remember hearing that somewhere...

Not sure why, perhaps since "I'll take you there" was such a massive charter; completely stole Winston Wright's organ melody without thanks nor dime paid. Then the English Beat revived "I'll take you there" and by that time I'm guessing "What am i to do?" fell into relative obscurity. A shame, since it's the better cut than "Liquidator," not to mention way better than all the other versions combined.

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Wasn't this original Tony Scott vocal version the big hit with skinheads, although it's "Liquidator" that is now considered anthemic? I remember hearing that somewhere...

Not sure why, perhaps since "I'll take you there" was such a massive charter; completely stole Winston Wright's organ melody without thanks nor dime paid. Then the English Beat revived "I'll take you there" and by that time I'm guessing "What am i to do?" fell into relative obscurity. A shame, since it's the better cut than "Liquidator," not to mention way better than all the other versions combined.

Can't agree with you - Tony Scott's sounds lame compared to Liquidator - but both were massibe skinhead records, especially Liquidator...are you sure The Beat did I'll Take You There?

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Can't agree with you - Tony Scott's sounds lame compared to Liquidator - but both were massibe skinhead records, especially Liquidator...are you sure The Beat did I'll Take You There?

Agree with Pete - Tony Scott's singing is very poor, and the only reason the record really merits any sort of place in reggae history is that it IS the first piece to 'Liquidator'.

I've just been through what amounts to my fairly comprehensive collection of records by the Beat (i.e. all of the singles and albums plus a couple of CDs) and I can't find any version of "I'll Take You There" by them...

I do like their version of "Tears Of A Clown" better than that of the Miracles, though!

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Hi pete onthe subject of tony scott the first issue of this rythm that I can remember hearing was the Downtown..Dandy ..Every one loves a winner in 69 a big tune in my area of course its a Dandy production as to value in these days i would say onpar with skinhead a message to you about a ton however it is on a Dandy LP as for a JA blank of tony scott they always sound better and have more depth to them about the same price as an Escort Pama release however in my opinion you have to own both dont you? DAVE KIL the real spirit of 69 :lol:

The Dandy recording is a recut of the rhythm. It came out after Tony Scott and after "Liquidator". It is, of course, a version of the William Bell Stax classic. It's a pretty nice record, in fact it's better than "What Am I To Do"!

Edited by TONY ROUNCE

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I'm with Pete and Tony - WHAT AM I TO DO? was thin and lame next to the anthemic LIQUIDATOR - I don't recall Tony Scott's version being that popular with skinheads - leastwise not round my way - Greenford/Northolt etc. - back in the day.

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The Dandy recording is a recut of the rhythm. It came out after Tony Scott and after "Liquidator". It is, of course, a version of the William Bell Stax classic. It's a pretty nice record, in fact it's better than "What Am I To Do"!

:thumbup: Hi Tony I am sure we know each other re my or should I say used to live 1 mile away from my old mucker Mick Smith. However taking in my life style over the years I may be wrong as I was proberley 1 of 3 skinheads at the time 68/9 that bout the new reggae music as it was called and used to frequent many jamacan blues nights the DJ that was at my local shabeen/gambling house was a man called Aston Williams the other was simply called Taylor we use to go to Music City shops in West London and to Brixton market were in the middle was a big sound systm and recored store I am not sure but I think it was owened by Duke Vin, any way it is my recolection that dandy was the tune I hered first what i can say that what poeple call skinhead sounds may well sound like it today but it is a fact most if not 99% of origanal skinheads would have a problem to identify any more than 29 reggae tunes that they bought and more likley listened to the tighten ups or red red wine LPs I can asure you of that and any body who was under 17 and white in 68/9 would never get into a blackmans dance however things chaned in the early 7ts and lucky for me i started going to soul allnighters any way at the time 69 and 70 I never heared Tony Scott and as far as I know nore did any of the big collectores who were around at the time it wasent till the mid 7ts that poeple discovered all differant dubs and versions its like compairing wheel records to wigan records any way Tony I may be wrong it dosent realy matter as long as you understand what the word reggae means I am sure you do DAVE KIL :rolleyes:

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:lol: Hi Tony I am sure we know each other re my or should I say used to live 1 mile away from my old mucker Mick Smith. However taking in my life style over the years I may be wrong as I was proberley 1 of 3 skinheads at the time 68/9 that bout the new reggae music as it was called and used to frequent many jamacan blues nights the DJ that was at my local shabeen/gambling house was a man called Aston Williams the other was simply called Taylor we use to go to Music City shops in West London and to Brixton market were in the middle was a big sound systm and recored store I am not sure but I think it was owened by Duke Vin, any way it is my recolection that dandy was the tune I hered first what i can say that what poeple call skinhead sounds may well sound like it today but it is a fact most if not 99% of origanal skinheads would have a problem to identify any more than 29 reggae tunes that they bought and more likley listened to the tighten ups or red red wine LPs I can asure you of that and any body who was under 17 and white in 68/9 would never get into a blackmans dance however things chaned in the early 7ts and lucky for me i started going to soul allnighters any way at the time 69 and 70 I never heared Tony Scott and as far as I know nore did any of the big collectores who were around at the time it wasent till the mid 7ts that poeple discovered all differant dubs and versions its like compairing wheel records to wigan records any way Tony I may be wrong it dosent realy matter as long as you understand what the word reggae means I am sure you do DAVE KIL :D
:lol: hI TONY I FELT THAT I STAND CORRECTED ON THIS SUBJECT BUT NOT AN WHAT I HERED FIRST AS YOU ARE CORRECT IN SAYING OR WAS IT PETE S THIS IS A HARRY J RECORED AND HE SOLD THE RIGHTS TO TONY SCOTT IN LATE 69 I AM ASUMING THAT I MUST OF HERED THE VERSIN BY DANDY FIRST IT SEEMS THAT DANDY JUST NICKED THE RYTHM FROM HARRY J AND PUT A DECENT VOCAL TO IT, HOWEVER TONY SCOTT VERSION ON ESCOURT WAS POPULAR IN CERTAIN PARTS OF LONDON IN EARLY 1970 AS I SAID THERE IS A PRERALEASE AS YOU KNOW AND A LAGIT ISSUE AS PETE SAID PRICE WISE I DONT THINK THERES ANY THING IN IT MAYBE £5 LESS FOR THE PRE RELEASE BUT IT DOES SOUND BETTER, I AM SURE WE MET AT WIGAN IN THE EARLY DAYS AND YOU KNOW MANY POEPLE THAT I KNOW AS I SAY TONY WHEN IT COMES TO REGGAE ALL MY KNOWLAGE COMES FROM THAT TIME 68/9 I DONT HAVE ALL THE KNOLAGE THAT YOU HAVE DAVE KIL :shades:

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Guest Lord GrabAndFlee

haha, looking back I think I mis-spoke regarding Tony Scott being the "better" cut than "Liquidator." I would say instead that, to me, it's the preferable version to hear at a dance, since "Liquidator" has been overplayed to near-death. Maybe "What Am I To Do" has as well, but I wouldn't know, unfortunately...

Anyway, The past few times I've seen Dave Wakeling and "The Beat" he has done a cover of "I'll Take You There." I thought I had heard a proper Beat (or perhaps General Public?) recording of it at one time but I could be mistaken.

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