If I Had a Pair of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop, Vol. 3 – v/a lp
Geweldige derde deel in een serie met pre-reggae doo-wop uit Jamaica, op het Britse Death is Not The End label. Werk uit eind jaren ’50, begin jaren ’60. En zoals gezegd prachtig spul. ‘These records represent a period in which sound-systems were beginning to dominate the island, with Duke Reid and Sir Coxsone Dodd stepping up their rivalry by beginning to make and release their own records rather than rely on US imports for use in their dances. Many of the future stars of ska, rocksteady and reggae were beginning to cut their teeth in the industry on these records, incl. Alton Ellis, Derrick Morgan, Derrick Harriott and more, and provide a unique view into the fledgling independent record industry culture in Jamaica.’ Luister de plaat op bandcamp.