Archive for March, 2010
Gold Shop New Release
Witty Records Round 2
As we promised when we released the first batch of records on the “Witty” label, that was only the beginning. For our second batch we have decided to focus on one rhythm. Most probably remember this rhythm as the backing track to Sluggy Ranks girl’s anthem “Rough Wine”. Although there were a few tunes on this rhythm at the time, I don’t think people really played this as a juggling. The Sluggy tune was a hit on it’s own, but was overshadowed by the B-Side cut, 95% Black In Jail, one of Sluggys biggest hits, and an absolute dancehall anthem to this day. The other tunes on the rhythm were spread out over album cuts, and even different labels. The Sugar Minott cut, “No Wicked” was actually never released on the Witty label at the time, it came out on an Ikus 12 Inch in the US, and on the Charm imprint in the UK. Be sure to check out the Dub that is on this record, as it is unique to this track, and is a bit different than the rest. The Nitty Gritty tune “Sweet Dreams” was a tune that Nitty Gritty performed live often and as a dubplate, but the actual song was released as an album cut on his self titled LP recorded for Witty. The real gem of this selection however is Junior Wilson’s “Mama Told Me”, which was a minor hit for him at the time, but over the years has become a sound system classic, and a very hard to find original record. So, for the first time, available as a complete set on 45 we bring you the entire rhythm selection.
MM113 JUNIOR WILSON MAMA TOLD ME
MM114 SLUGGY RANKS ROUGH WINE
MM204 NITTY GRITTY SWEET DREAMS
MM205 SUGAR MINOTT NO WICKED
MM206 CARLTON LIVINGSTON WHY YOU DO IT
Gold Shop New Release
African Love Records
When we did our last set of African Love Records, we knew it would not be long before we went back to this label to do some more of our favorite Shinehead tunes. Know How Fi Chat, Shineheads cut on the Sleng Teng rhythm has always been a bit of an elusive tune, only released on an African Love 12 Inch as the b side to Who The Cap Fits, another classic on the Tempo rhythm. So here, available for the first time on 7 inch, we bring you these two classics in all their glory, paired up with the original versions. To round out this set, we included two more Shinehead tunes, Rough & Rugged, and Good Love Tonight, which although they have been available on reissue before, have been unavailable for awhile, and are really the type of tunes that never go out of fashion, so we are proud to add them to our catalog.
ALM-7-002 SHINEHEAD GOOD LOVE TONIGHT
ALM-7-004 SHINEHEAD WHO THE CAP FITS
ALM-7-007 SHINEHEAD ROUGH & RUGGED
ALM-7-012 SHINEHEAD KNOW HOW FI CHAT