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THE DOCTOR BIRD LABEL (Podcast)

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JAMAICAN CLASSIC – THE DOCTOR BIRD LABEL

 

A great label for the collector and listener, Doctor Bird was set up by Graeme Goodall in 1966 as part of the Direct / Rio record label set up.  They licensed product from virtually all of the top Jamaican producers with the exception of Prince Buster.  Issuing around 200 singles between 1966 and 1969, I swear I never even saw a Doctor Bird label in the flesh until the early 80’s, even though some releases, such as DB 1001 Joe White & Chuck, are amongst the biggest selling UK Jamaican releases ever.  There’s quality throughout the series and although UK productions tend to dominate the very last releases, the Doctor Bird label is a goldmine for anyone interested in the classic sounds of the mid to late 60’s.  This compilation comes from records in my own collection, sorry there aren’t more but I sold over 100 a few years ago. All tracks taken from vinyl 45’s.

 

 

 

JOE WHITE & CHUCK – EVERY NIGHT (DB 1001)

 

BABA BROOKS & HIS BAND – KING SIZE (1009)

 

THE GAYLADS – LADY WITH THE RED DRESS ON (1014)

 

SIR LORD COMIC & HIS COWBOYS – SKA ING WEST (1019)

 

ROLANDO AL & THE SOUL BROTHERS – PHOENIX CITY (1020)

 

THE SKATALITES – DR. RING A DING (1023)

 

ROLAN ALPHONSO – MISS SKA CULATION (1027)

 

BABA BROOKS – THE CLOCK (1042)

 

ALTON & THE FLAMES – BLESSINGS OF LOVE (1044)

 

LYNN TAIT & TOMMY McCOOK – SPANISH EYES (1047)

 

JUSTIN HINES & THE DOMINOES – THE HIGHER THE MONKEY CLIMBS (1048)

 

TOMMY McCOOK & THE SUPERSONICS – A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN (1051)

 

ALTON ELLIS & THE FLAMES – SHAKE IT (1055)

 

ERIC MONTY MORRIS – IF I DIDN’T LOVE YOU (1056)

 

ALTON ELLIS & THE FLAMES – I’VE GOT A DATE (1059)

 

THE PARAGONS – HAPPY GO LUCKY GIRL (1060)

 

PHYLLIS DILLON – DON’T STAY AWAY (1061)

 

ROY SHIRLEY – HOLD THEM (1068)

 

SIR LORD COMIC – THE GREAT WUGA WUGA (1070)

 

BOBBY AITKEN & THE CARIBBEATS – SWEETS FOR MY SWEET (1077)

 

LESLIE BUTLER & THE FUGITIVES – WINCHESTER ROCKSTEADY (1083)

 

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILING WAILERS – HYPOCRITE (1091)

 

ROY SHIRLEY – MUSIC FIELD (1093)

 

THE ETHIOPIANS – THE WHIP (1096)

 

THE FUGITIVES FEATURING JOE JOE – THE LECTURE (1097)

 

THE SENSATIONS – LONELY LOVER (1100)

 

KEN BOOTHE – SAY YOU (1110)

 

JOHNNY & THE ATTRACTIONS – YOUNG WINGS CAN FLY (1118)

 

THE KINGSTONIANS – PUT DOWN YOUR FIRE (1120)

 

THE MELODIANS – A LITTLE NUT TREE (1125)

 

DELANO STEWART – TELL ME BABY (1138)

 

THE MELODIANS – SWING AND DINE (1139)

 

LEE (KING) PERRY – PEOPLE FUNNY BOY (1146)

 

CLANCY ECCLES – FEEL THE RHYTHM (1157)

 

MONTY MORRIS – LAST LAUGH (1162)

 

JOHNNY MOORE – BIG BIG BOSS (1180)

 

 

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/mayfairmenthol/rare-reggae-archives-the-doctor-bird-label/

 

 

 

 

Edited by Pete S

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