Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records Presents: Studio One Down Beat Special

 (Expanded Edition)

Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records Presents: Studio One Down Beat Special


Soul Jazz Records



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ASJR 548
EAN: 5026328005485
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No. of Discs: 2
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Esstential primer to Studio One Records on double LP!

Fully remastered and expanded to 18 super rare and killer cuts!

Featuring the Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Horace Andy and more!

Soul Jazz Records' Down Beat Special is a roller- coaster Greatest Hits ride through many of the all- time classic tunes hand-picked from across the mighty vaults of, without doubt, Jamaica's finest ever record label and pioneering powerhouse of reggae music.

Seminal tracks such as Michigan and Smiley's "Nice Up The Dance," Dawn Penn's "No, No, No," The Wailers' "Simmer Down," The Eternals' "Queen of the Minstrels"... and on it goes. Non-stop big tunes — Down Beat Special is an essential primer to Studio One Records.

Originally released as a one-off pressing limited edition (long-since deleted) 7" box set, this new edition is fully remastered and expanded to a massive 18 rare and killer cuts from the Studio One empire!

Featuring The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Lone Ranger and many more, the album features rare and classic tracks throughout.

Newly commissioned sleevenotes by Noel Hawks (History of the Jamaican Recording Industry) featuring a track by track historical and musical analysis, label scans and more added to this fantastic collection.


1. The Eternals – Queen of the Minstrels
2. Michigan & Smiley – Nice Up the Dance
3. The Mad Lads – Ten to One
4. Jackie Mittoo – Totally Together
5. Horace Andy – Just Say Who
6. The Skatalites – Addis Ababa
7. Sugar Minott – Live Loving
8. Lone Ranger – Can't Stand It
9. Wailing Souls – I've Got a Burning Fire
10. Bob Marley and the Wailers – Simmer Down
11. Dub Specialist – Hooligan
12. Alton Ellis – Your Heart Is Gonna Pay
13. Roland Alphonso – Do It Good
14. Wailing Souls – You Should Have Known
15. Dawn Penn – No, No, No
16. Freddie McKay – You'll Be Sorry
17. Alton Ellis – We Need Love
18. Cornel Campbell – Best to Be Free

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