V/A - If I Had A Pair Of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop, Vol. 1

V/A - If I Had A Pair Of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop, Vol. 1

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 UK label DEATH IS NOT THE END presents an awesome series exploring the true roots of Jamaican ska and rocksteady! Volumes 2 & 3 also available!

Death Is Not The End - "This collection of Jamaican doo wop from the late 1950s through to the early 1960s represents a period in which sound systems had begun to dominate the island, and were starting to step up their rivalry by beginning to record and release their own platters rather than rely on imported records to gain the competitive edge. With the uniquely Jamaican ska explosion yet to completely catch hold, these tracks are largely imitative of the doo wop and R&B sound that had been reaching the island from American shores & radiowaves, 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 on these tracks, providing a great view into the fledgling record industry on the island."

Tracklist:
A1 – Alton & Eddie - Muriel 03:23
A2 – Jiving Juniors - Dearest Darling 02:24
A3 – The Echoes, Celestials - Are You Mine 03:09
A4 – Jimmy Cliff - Dearest Beverley 02:39
A5 – Keith & Enid - Send Me 03:12
A6 – The Downbeats - Midnight Love 02:45
A7 – Chuck & Dobby - 'Til The End Of Time 02:09
B1 – The Mellowlarks - Album Of Memory 03:03
B2 – Horthens & Stranger - True Love 02:28
B3 – Dobby Dobson - Diamonds & Pearls 02:28
B4 – The Charmers - I'm Going Back 02:25
B5 – The Blues Busters - Pleading For Mercy 03:17
B6 – Owen & Millie - Do You Know 02:50
B7 – Laurel Aitken - Heavenly Angel 02:55