VARIOUS ARTISTS Studio First: From the Vaults, Vol. 2 [RSD 2020]

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Studio One, the legendary Jamaican label that pioneered the reggae, ska and dancehall crazes and sparked the careers of Bob Marley, Alton Ellis, Jackie Mittoo and dozens of other reggae luminaries, have released thousands of essential reggae classics over its unrivaled six-decade long history. Studio First: From the Vaults, Vol. 2 is a collection of 20 Studio One rarities that are either entirely unreleased or available for the first time on LP, featuring numerous Studio One heavy hitters like Dennis Brown, Ken Boothe, Jennifer Lara and Johnny Osbourne.

This is the second installment of Studio One’s From the Vaults series. The first volume was released for Record Store Day Black Friday 2017 and reached #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, selling out on vinyl immediately. The Record Store Day 2020 edition of the LP includes a bonus 12″ of unreleased disco mixes from Sugar Minott, Jah Hugh and Al Walker.

Alf & Teep – Freedom, Justice, Equality
Jackie Bernard – Torture & Flames
Winston Prince – Mark I Word (Previously Unreleased)
Johnny Osbourne & Jennifer Lara – Zion Gate (Tk. 2) (Previously Unreleased)
Prince Tallis – Dog Ago Bite You (Tk. 5) (Previously Unreleased, Stereo Mix)
The Mediators – Give Me True Love (Stereo Mix)
Im and the Invaders – The Great Ball (Previously Unreleased, Stereo Mix)
Joseph Hill & the Soul Defenders – Behold (Tk. 3) (Unreleased Stereo Mix)
Dennis Brown – Macabee Version (Unreleased Stereo Mix)
The Three Tops – Down in the Bone Yard
The Soul Vendors – Dark Shade of Black (Unreleased Stereo Mix)
Lloyd Williams – I’m in Love with You (Original JA Mix)
Ken Boothe – Something You Got (Previously Unreleased, Stereo Mix)
Lloyd Charmers – Mr. Moses (Previously Unreleased, Stereo Mix)
Larry Marshall – I Need You Girl (Previously Unreleased, Stereo Mix)
Slim Smith – Happy Times (Unreleased Stereo Mix)
Larry & Alvin – Hush Up (Tk. 3) (Unreleased Stereo Mix)
Roy Richards – West of East Street (Tk. 3) (Previously Unreleased, Stereo Mix)
Prince Jazzbo – Jah Dip (Tk. 2) (Unreleased Stereo Mix)
The Silvertones – Down by the Shore (Unreleased Version)

Bonus 12″
Sugar Minott & Jah Hugh – Come Along Girl / Downpressor
Al Walker & the Brentford All Stars – Chick Chick (Alternate Mix)

Studio One
SOR-020
29 Aug 2020

Weight 0.69 kg

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