Harlem Shuffle Records
VA - Reggay Undercover V.1 (LP)
In the 1950s, Jamaican dancehall regulars were crazy about the haunting sounds of American Rhythm & Blues. But in the mid-1950s, Rock 'n' Roll began to replace RnB in America, and Jamaican dancehall owners like Duke Reid and Clement Dodd turned to local musicians to record their own versions of American RnB.
The trend of covering foreign hits exploded during the Ska heyday of the early 60s and continued through the Rocksteady and Reggay eras. Jamaican musicians have covered virtually every genre of music, from jazz and rock to film scores, television soundtracks, pop, classical music and more. Over the years, they have also recorded many "versions" of already existing covers. Cover of cover of cover...
Admittedly, some of these covers were futile but many were sublime as this new and eclectic collection of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggay nuggets, compiled by the very competent and very charming D.J. Héléa, brilliantly demonstrates. Attention we are here "undercover", there are no well-known covers. Some of the tracks selected are rare, others unknown or forgotten - but all are excellent and blended in an impeccable mix, in line with previous the Harlem Shuffle compilations... All Killer, No Filler!
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics "Kansas City" (Instrumental) - Duke 1970
Bongo Man Byfield "Bongo Man" - Treasure Isle - 1964
The Techniques "What'cha Gonna Do" - Treasure Isle - 1966
Eric Monty Morris "If I Didn¥t Love You" - Doctor Bird - 1967
Trevor & The Maytones "Everyday Is Like A Holiday" - Blue Cat - 1969
The Uniques "Just A Mirage" - Trojan - 1969
Patsy Todd "Retreat Song" - Doctor Bird - 1968
Roland Alphonso & The Beverley's All-Stars "Charade" - Beverley's - 1966
Lee Perry "Something You've Got" - Doctor Bird - 1967
The Upsetters & Count Prince Miller "Mule Train" (Upsetters version) - Trojan - 1970
Alton Ellis "Trying To Reach My Goal" - Treasure Isle - 1969
Harry J. All Stars "Je T'Aime" - Trojan - 1969
Ken Boothe "Is It Because I'm Black" (UK Mix) - Trojan - 1973
The Messengers "Crowded City" - Attack - 1973
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