ARTICLES

Don Drummond: “Mr. Ska”: Genius + Madman = Screenplay?

Merritone

Review/Critique of Don Drummond Book

The Lost Riddim Concert

From the Aces to the Zodiacs, A Primer in Jamaican Rock Steady
A Tribute To Nearlin “Lynn” Taitt
Justin Hinds, Treasure Isle Champion, Duke Reid’s Cornerstone
An Orange Street Remembrance

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DOWNLOADS

Links below to download fifty test pressings of 2011 Japanese reissues.  Two sets worth.

MERRITONE TEST PRESSINGS Volume 1 Featuring Lynn Taitt & The Jetshttp://www.mediafire.com/?in8ni117hj89y7j

MERRITONE TEST PRESSINGS Volume 2 Featuring Lynn Taitt & The Jetshttp://www.mediafire.com/?58kd37z3877f31s

 

MERRITONE TEST PRESSINGS: Volume 1

Featuring Lynn Taitt & The Jets

1. I’m Coming Home – Eddie Parkins – DSR-FED7-001-A – 4m20s

2. I’m Coming Home Instr. – “Merritone All Stars” – DSR-FED7-001-B – 4m20s

3. Walk On By – The Zodiacs – DSR-FED7-002-A – 2m24s

4. House Upon The Hill – “Merritone Singers” – DSR-FED7-002-B – 2m14s

5. Bat Man – Lynn Taitt & The Jets – DSR-FED7-003-A – 2m25s

6. The Joker – Lynn Taitt & The Jets – DSR-FED7-003-B – 3m01s

7. Mr. Hops – The Renegades – DSR-FED7-004-A – 2m44s

8. Oh My Love – Oswald Sewell – DSR-FED7-004-B – 2m20s

9. Big And Fine – The Renegades – DSR-FED7-005-A – 2m35s

10. Where Can He Go – Oswald Sewell – DSR-FED7-005-B – 3m12s

11. How Soon – Rolando Alphonso – DSR-FED7-006-A – 3m4s [H. Mancini]

12. How Soon (alt take)–Rolando Alphonso–DSR-FED7-006 –B – 3m00s [H.M.] 13.

13. Beware Of All Those Rude Boys – Henry Buckley-DSR-FED7-006-A-2m17s

14. If I Am Right – Henry Buckley – DSR-FED7-007-B-3m00s

15. Bang Bang Rock Steady – Tomorrow’s Children – DSR-FED7-008-A – 2M10s

16. Rain – Tomorrow’s Children – DSR-FED7-008-B – 2m44s

17. Sai Pan – Rolando Alphonso – DSR-FED7-009-A – 3m13s

18. Born To Rule – Black Brothers – DSR-FED7-009-B – 2m12s

19. You Got To Be Clean – The Dynamites(?) – DSR-FED7-010-A – 3m09s

20. Miss Nora – The Dynamites(?) – DSR-FED7-010-B – 2m39s

21. As Long As I Live – Henry Buckley – DSR-FED7-011-A – 2m33s

22. Reap What You Sow – Henry Buckley – DSR-FED7-011-B – 2m30s

23. You Hurt My Soul – Joe Higgs – DSR-FED7-012-A – 1m59s

24. Why Am I Treated So Bad – Lynn Taitt & The Jets – DSR-FED7-012-B – 3m19s

Compiled by Brian Keyo/tallawah.com 5/2011

MERRITONE TEST PRESSINGS: Volume 2

Featuring Lynn Taitt & The Jets

1.Let Me Come On Home – Hopeton Lewis – DSR-FED7-013-A – 3m02s

2. Hardships Of Life – Hopeton Lewis – DSR-FED7-013-B – 2m33s

3. Silent River Runs Deep – The Gaylettes – DSR-FED7-014-A – 2m39s

4. I Like Your World – The Gaylettes – DSR-FED7-014-B – 2m57s

5. It’s Real – The Tartans – DSR-FED7-015-A – 3m00s

6. It’s Not Right – The Tartans – DSR-FED7-015-B – 2m11s

7. We Were Meant To Be–The Paragons, Taitt & The Jets–DSR-FED7-016-A–2m00s

8. We Were Meant To Be Acapella – The Paragons – DSR-FED7-016-B – 1m40s

9. I Do Love You – The Untouchables – DSR-FED7-017-A – 3m22s

10. Mackie Mackie – The Untouchables – DSR-FED7-017-B – 2m52s

11. Stranger For Durango – Rolando Alphonso – DSR-FED7-018-A – 3m50s

12. Sounds Of Silence – Rolando Alphonso – DSR-FED7-018-B – 3m05s

13. We Gonna Make It – The Termites – DSR-FED7-019-A – 2m30s

14. We Gonna Be Free – The Ethiopians – DSR-FED7-019-B – 2m50s

15. This Music Got Soul – Hopeton Lewis – DSR-FED7-020-A – 2m56s

16. Rock Steady – Hopeton Lewis – DSR-FED7-020-B – 2m42s

17. Dance All Night – The Tartans – DSR-FED7-021-A – 4m08s

18. What Can I Do – The Tartans – DSR-FED7-021-B – 2m30s

19. Cool Collie – Hopeton Lewis – DSR-FED7-022-A – 3m00s

20. This Poor Boy – Hopeton Lewis – DSR-FED7-022-B – 3m33s

21. Fountain Bliss – The Dynamites – DSR-FED7-023-A – 3m00s

22. If You Did Love Me – The Dynamites – DSR-FED7-023-B – 2m45s

23. Hey There Lonely Girl–The Minstrels, Taitt & The Jets–DSR-FED7-024-A–2m50s

24. Hey There Lonely Girl Acapella – The Minstrels – DSR-FED7-024-B – 2m50s

25. Rocka Shacka – Hopeton Lewis – DSR-FED7-025-A – 2m32s

26. I Don’t Want Trouble – Hopeton Lewis – DSR-FED7-025-B – 2m43s

Compiled by Brian Keyo/tallawah.com 5/2011