Tag Archives: Reggae

SONG OF THE DAY Bobby Ellis with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics – Sweet Lorna

This rare and rather alluring rocksteady single was released on the Treasure Isle label  Tommy McCook and the Supersonics band in 1967 with Norman Grant’s Matthew Mark Luke And John appearing on the flip-side. Tommy McCook was a saxophonist and founding … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Defenders – Our Rights

Five days ago UK reggae label, Pressure sounds released a fantastic compilation album titled, Every Mouth Must Be Fed.  This collection of rarities focuses on the somewhat minor reggae/dub label, Mircon Music which was started in 1971 by Ronnie Burke and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nora Dean – Angie Lala

Jamaican-born Nora Dean was a reggae and gospel singer who has often been described as one of reggae’s greatest mysteries.  With no interviews ever been published and very few photos ever taken, little is known about her, even her birthday … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Soul Vendors – Drum Song

When the Skatalites disbanded in August 1965, one of its founding members and tenor saxophonist, Roland Alphonso went on to form the Soul Brothers (with Johnny “Dizzy” Moore, and Jackie Mittoo also from the Skatalites); their name eventually changing to The … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – Till Then

You may have noticed that Brooklyn’s reggae stars, The Frightnrs have cropped up on my pages a few times recently, I can’t help it, just love them! I finally got around to purchasing a hard copy of their Nothing More … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – Nothing More To Say

I know it was less than a couple of weeks that I featured the marvellous sounds of the Frigtnrs, but I am enjoying them so much that I really want share some more of their lovely sounds today! Daptone records pride … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE (CHRISTMAS) DAY The Wailers – Christmas Is Here

Christmas day is here and I dare say most of you will be celebrating and getting full into the festivities of Yule, certainly not checking out what the Listening Post Blog has selected for its Christmas day song!  So, without … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Maytals – Christmas Feeling Ska

This track is so jolly and if this doesn’t get your baubles skanking I don’t know what will! Originally released as a 45 in 1964 with ‘Let’s Kiss’ as its B-side, this is a perfect way to bounce along to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – The Dispute

Daptone records pride themselves on producing exquisite vintage sounds and with Brooklyn’s reggae stars, The Frightnrs the label has mastered the art of producing a superb and polished 60’s-sounding dancehall album. Crafted under the intricate eye of producer Victor Axelrod … Continue reading

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A few songs to keep you going whilst The LP Blog is away!

The Listening Post is going to take a short break but will be returning on the 12th November! In the meantime here are some suggested listens, because I have a few tucked up my sleeve just waiting to be shared. … Continue reading

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