PRICE: $17.00
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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Soundman Shots: The Caribou & Downbeat 78's Story
FORMAT
2CD BOX

LABEL
CATALOG #
SBLUE 705CD SBLUE 705CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/14/2009

"These are the 78's originally released on the legendary Caribou & Downbeat imprints in Jamaica in 1957/8 now available for the first time ever on 2CDs. The Caribou label featured JA recorded Mento mixed with other music styles from around the Caribbean Gulf, including R'n'B, Cha Cha, Rumba and Meringue. These tracks mark the birth of an urban Jamaican musical style and featured well known Mento artist such as Lord Tanomo, Count Lasher & Count Sticky as well as new boy Laurel Aitken, whose blending of mento with JA Gospel & U.S. R'n'B created a whole new style of Jamaican music: his 'Boogie in my Bones' for Chris Blackwell's fledging Island records was a reworking of his Caribou 'Aitken's Boogie.' The Downbeat label issued Sound Systems classic of U.S. R'n'B cut over the previous few years. This 2CD set features a 24 page booklet packed with great pictures of original DJ's with their crates of 78's previously only known to hard core fans." Other artists include Bobby Charles, Gene & Eunice, Lynn Hope, Sonny Knight, Chuck Higgins and Dodgers.