Randy's 50Th Anniversary CD (2008)

Artist: Various

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Specifications

Label 17 North Parade/fontana
SKU 209337390
UPC 054645410021
UPC 14 00054645410021
Format CD
Release Date 10/28/2008
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Author Various
Technical Info
CatalogID VP4100
Lable Name VP
Released 10/28/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 3
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00054645410021
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Remasterer: Chris Scott .
Liner Note Authors: David Katz; Steve Barrow.
It would probably be an exaggeration to say that the history of Randy's is the history of reggae music, but it wouldn't be a huge one. Founded in 1958 by Vincent Chin and his wife Patricia, Randy's pioneered what would soon become a standard Kingston enterprise: a combination record store, recording studio, label, and distribution service, a company which would eventually evolve into the still-market-dominant VP label. Randy's jumped on the reggae train before reggae even existed; this generously packed, two-disc retrospective documents both classic calypso and early ska recordings before moving through the rocksteady era at the end of the first disc and picking up with the beginning of the roots reggae period on the second. The total timespan covers 1960 through 1976, and featured artists include the great calypsonian Lord Creator, Baba Brooks, the Skatalites, Junior Byles, Gregory Isaacs, Black Uhuru, and the Heptones. Much of this material is relatively familiar: dedicated roots reggae fans will already own copies of Lord Creator's "Independent Jamaica," Augustus Pablo's "Java" (presented alongside a brilliant DJ cut by I-Roy), and Black Uhuru's "Going to Zion." But many listeners will be startled to learn that Bob Marley & the Wailers recorded a rocksteady version of the Archies' "Sugar Sugar," and some of the more obscure work by artists like Lloyd Parks and Carl Malcolm is likely to be a pleasant revelation even to many familiar with the genre. The package also includes a bonus DVD with a documentary film on the history of Randy's, featuring interviews with former employees, recording artists, and surviving family members. ~ Rick Anderson
Disc 1
1 Independent Jamaica,Java
2 Let Me Dream - Alton & Eddie,Hospital Trolley - J-Roy/I-Roy
3 Since You're Gone - Roy & Paulette,King of Babylon
4 Rico Special,Don't Go - Horace Andy
5 We Will Be Lovers - Norma Fraser,Little Love, A
6 Don't Stay Out Late,Cheater - Dennis Brown/Donovan Carless
7 Goodbye Pretty Darling,For the Love of You
8 Make Hay - Cornel Campbell,Too Late to Turn Back Now
9 Royal Charlie,Be Thankful - Donovan Carless
10 Blow Roland Blow - Joanne Gordon/Roland Alphonso,Woman Of The Ghetto - Hortense Ellis
11 Portrait of My Love,Children of the Ghetto
12 Malcolm X,Lonely Soldier - Gregory Isaacs
13 Mouth a Massy,Going to Zion
14 Rum Bumpers - John & Alton/Alton Ellis,Ordinary Man
15 John & James,Ordinary Version 3
16 Yagga Yagga - Delroy Byfield,Hold Tight
17 Machine Shop - Don Drummand/Don Drummond,Righteous Man - Keith Popin/Keith Poppin
18 Home Home Home,Created By The Father - Errol Dunkley
19 Such Is Life,Race, The
20 Sugar Sugar,My Guiding Star
21 You Can't Fool Me Again,Something On Your Mind - Hubert Lee
22 Wha She Do Now,Country Boy - Dirty Harry/Charlie Ace
23 Warfare - Count Machuki,No Jestering
24 End Dust - Impact All-Stars/Randy's All Stars,Knotty No Jester
25 True Man,Fattie Bum Bum
Disc 2
1 Independent Jamaica,Java
2 Let Me Dream - Alton & Eddie,Hospital Trolley - J-Roy/I-Roy
3 Since You're Gone - Roy & Paulette,King of Babylon
4 Rico Special,Don't Go - Horace Andy
5 We Will Be Lovers - Norma Fraser,Little Love, A
6 Don't Stay Out Late,Cheater - Dennis Brown/Donovan Carless
7 Goodbye Pretty Darling,For the Love of You
8 Make Hay - Cornel Campbell,Too Late to Turn Back Now
9 Royal Charlie,Be Thankful - Donovan Carless
10 Blow Roland Blow - Joanne Gordon/Roland Alphonso,Woman Of The Ghetto - Hortense Ellis
11 Portrait of My Love,Children of the Ghetto
12 Malcolm X,Lonely Soldier - Gregory Isaacs
13 Mouth a Massy,Going to Zion
14 Rum Bumpers - John & Alton/Alton Ellis,Ordinary Man
15 John & James,Ordinary Version 3
16 Yagga Yagga - Delroy Byfield,Hold Tight
17 Machine Shop - Don Drummand/Don Drummond,Righteous Man - Keith Popin/Keith Poppin
18 Home Home Home,Created By The Father - Errol Dunkley
19 Such Is Life,Race, The
20 Sugar Sugar,My Guiding Star
21 You Can't Fool Me Again,Something On Your Mind - Hubert Lee
22 Wha She Do Now,Country Boy - Dirty Harry/Charlie Ace
23 Warfare - Count Machuki,No Jestering
24 End Dust - Impact All-Stars/Randy's All Stars,Knotty No Jester
25 True Man,Fattie Bum Bum
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