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Any chance of a scan of 'Wreck a Buddy' - The Soul Sisters? No idea if that is rare. But that's a tune I remember well along with the Versatiles.

On a different note but still connected... I wonder what it was that pushed the music of black America to the fore, among white youth in the 60s rather than the music of Jamaica. They were played side by side. Was it availability I wonder?

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Tremendous organ version of Pat kelly - Man of my word, actually by Boris Gardner

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Doesn't this label look fantastic!

And also the Punch label, top!

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These great scans have inspired me to dig out 'Tighten up Volume 3'. There's a lovely instrumental on that called Leaving Rome by trumpeter Jo Jo Bennet. I was having a drink with a Sudanese engineer a couple of years ago and he was playing a piece of Classical Sudanes music that was so similar to this Jo Jo Bennet piece that - as we both agreed after I scooted off to bring him the Jo Jo Bennret to listen to - they were really the same tune. Interestingly, the Jo Jo Bennet - Leaving Rome was recorded before the Sudanese record. Barbwire is another nice record fronm that compilation.

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Yeah thats a nice tune that Jo Jo Bennett, I have that twice on single, one on the original Trojan then a reissue on Cactus from about 73 which is probably harder to find. They used that on a car advert a few years ago.

Barbwire is a tremendous record, got a few versions of this namely:

the techniques - you don' care (original version)

barbwire

meshwire (organ instrumental version by winston wright)

mosquito 1 - dj version by dennis alcapone

the great woggie ( another dj version by dennis alcapone)

buttercup (original backing track by tommy mccook)

Having said that - nothing really compares to tighten up volume 2, thats the cream of the cream of skinhead reggae I reckon. Queen of the world is another good track on volume 3.

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Just wacked Voume 2 (which on CD actually comes with Vol 1) in the drive and I'm playing Wreack a Buddy. I've asked this before .. but I'm not shy. Any chance of a scan of that?

Yes the Lloyd abnd Claudette Quen of the Wprld is great. Played that to an opera singer once. She loved it.

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I don't think I've got a scan of Wreck a Buddy - I certainly haven't got the record, sold a few copies last year, you can still pick it up for about £15, it's on Amalgamated. I might have it on a disc somewhere, I'll see if I can find anything

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Fantastic scans Pete despite rubbing salt in to the wounds of a poor kid that no longer has her JA reggae and ska collection :angry: Ne'er mind, I content myself with looking at the flyers instead. :)

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This thread has made me root for stuff I haven't played in a long while. Playing the Gaylads at the moment. Great harmony trio. But probably the sweetest of Jamaican harmony groups that I have heard is the Meditations. I picked up an LP by the Meditations alonfg with great stuff by the Gladiators in the late 70s or early 80s.

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