Marking the 60th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence in August 2022, this celebratory album collection showcases an array of major hits and previously unissued tracks all of which were recorded in the year that the island became a sovereign nation: 1962. The first of the two discs focuses on the biggest home-grown sellers of the year, featuring ska and r&b hits by such celebrated foundation artists as Jimmy Cliff, Derrick Morgan, Owen Gray and Don Drummond, while he second disc comprises previously unissued recordings, produced by the country’s leading sound system operator-turned-record producer, Duke Reid.
Jamaican Radio Hits Of '62
A1 –Al T. Joe Rise Jamaica (Independence Time Is Here) A2 –Jimmy Cliff Miss Jamaica A3 –Owen Gray My One Desire A4 –Drumbago's All Stars Duck Soup A5 –The Beltones Gloria (Love) A6 –Roy & Patsy My Happy Home A7 –Derrick Morgan The Hop
B1 –Derrick Morgan Forward March B2 –Lloyd Clarke Good Morning B3 –Don Drummond's Group Twelve Minutes To Go B4 –Jimmy Cliff Hurricane Hattie B5 –Owen Gray Midnight Track B6 –Derrick & Patsy Housewife's Choice B7 –Lord Creator Independent Jamaica The Duke's Dubplates '62
C1 –Roland Alphonso With Duke Reid's Group Chick Chick C2 –Stranger & Ken Power (Take 2) C3 –Roland Alphonso With Duke Reid's Group As The Teardrops Fall C4 –Cosmo & Dennis Baby Please Don't Go C5 –Roland Alphonso With Duke Reid's Group Neck Tie (Take 2) C6 –Hortense Ellis Midnight Train (Take 1) C7 –Duke Reid's All Stars Herring Bone
D1 –Roland Alphonso & Duke Reid's Group Double Six D2 –Stranger & Patsy This Is Love (Take 2) D3 –Frank Cosmo Have Mercy Baby D4 –Roland Alphonso With Duke Reid's Group Honey Comb D5 –Stranger & Ken Straight Home aka I'm Going Home D6 –Duke Reid's Group Woodchopper's Ball (Take 2) D7 –Cosmo & Dennis I'm Gone
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