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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 Soul Vendors – Swing Easy

If this groovin’ little rocksteady number doesn’t make you want to get up and dance, I don’t know what will!  Titled ‘Swing Easy’ and performed by The Soul Vendors, this track was originally released in 1967 as a B-side to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Don Drummond – Confucious

After featuring ‘Rico’s Torpedo’ by the great Rico & Joe’s All Stars last night, I’ve spent some time getting familiar with Don Drummond, the man who taught Rico Rodriguez to play trombone. Don Drummond was a Jamaican ska trombonist/composer who became one … Continue reading

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