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Early UK Catalogues for Jamaican Music


Melodisc, Rio, Blue Beat, Ska Beat, Dr. Bird, Island, Pyramid, Sue

On a recent visit to see Phil Etgart a well known Jamaican music collector I was told of a wonderful story of how Phil, shortly after buying a collection of records received by post a packet full of Lists and Catalogues from the seller. A packet containing lists of releases by some of the rarest and now most sought after labels in the history of Jamaican music in the UK. I’ve always had a  love the ephemera releated to the music, hence Jamaican Label Art a site I started with another mate, Ian Causer, and it’s with great pleasure and Phil’s permission that I post these here for you to see.

Musical Train


Musical Reggae Train

Count Sticky    Train To Soulsville / U-Roy    Train From The West / U-Brown    Train To Zion / Observer All Stars    One Train Load Of Dub / Ken Boothe    Train Is Coming / Ethiopians    Train To Ska-ville / Big Youth    Train To Rhodesia / Junior Murvin + Dillinger    Roots Train / Pyramids    Train Tour To Rainbow City / Derrick Morgan    Reggae Train / Roy Shirley    Musical Train / Keith & Tex (Keith Rowe & Texas Dixon)    Stop That Train / Lloyd Williams    Black Man’s Train / Prince Buster    Mule Train / Prince Buster    Train To Girlstown / Charmers    Skinhead Train / Melodians   Last Train To Expo 67 / Tinga Stewart    Hear That Train

Reggae Top 10


10 Reggae Tunes for your virtual compilation.

Bongo Herman & The Harry J All Stars – Reggae With The Birds
Horace Andy    – Reggae Rhythm – Its Gone Internationally
Calvin ‘Bubbles’ Cameron – Jamaica Is Reggae Land

Lennie Hibbert – Reggae Rub A Dub
Drumbago & The Blenders – Reggae Jeggae
Tommy McCook & Stranger Cole – Last Flight To Reggae City
Jackie Mittoo – Reggae Magic

Tommy McCook & Stranger Cole – Last Flight To Reggae City
Lester Sterling  – Reggae In The Wind
Laurel Aitken – Reggae ’69