Duke Reid's Treasure Chest

Duke Reid's Treasure Chest

     
 
In addition to spotlighting the career of one of Jamaica's most productive and illustrious producers, Duke Reid's Treasure Chest is also a great overview of the rocksteady period of the mid-to-late '60s. Using trumpet star Tommy McCook and the Supersonics as his house band, Duke Reid recorded everything

Overview

In addition to spotlighting the career of one of Jamaica's most productive and illustrious producers, Duke Reid's Treasure Chest is also a great overview of the rocksteady period of the mid-to-late '60s. Using trumpet star Tommy McCook and the Supersonics as his house band, Duke Reid recorded everything from vocal numbers, to instrumentals, to DJ pieces at his Treasure Isle Studios, and in the process he scored numerous hits which all bore his polished, heavy, drum'n'bass sound. The first of the two discs here features vocal numbers and reflects the prevalent influence of stateside soul artists such as the Impressions, Sam Cooke, and Smokey Robinson on Jamaican music. The connection gets explicit with Impressions covers by Alton Ellis ("La La Means I Love You") and the Techniques ("Queen Majesty") as well as the Silvertone's straight cover and U-Roy's treatment of Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour." Other highlights include harmony numbers by the Sensations and Melodians, Alton Ellis and Lloyd William's Sam and Dave workout on "I Can't Stand It," and Dobby Daubson's early lover's rock gem "Loving Pauper." The second disc fans out from the rocksteady/soul sound with Justin Hind and the Dominoes' outlaw ska classic "No Good Rudie," Winston Wright's early dub number "Holiday Version," and Ernest Ranglin and Tommy McCook's incredible ska instrumental "Ranglin' on Bond Street." Fortunately there are also more strong vocal numbers like Alton Ellis' "Girl I've Got a Date" and Phyliss Dillon's cover of "Perfidia." Whether it's the incredible roster of artists, distinct production values, or just the fact that the songs were staples at Kingston parties of the time, Duke Reid's Treasure Chest provides one of the best documents of Jamaica's golden rocksteady era.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/1992
Label:
Heartbeat Records
UPC:
0011661759527
catalogNumber:
95

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. We Are in the Mood
  2. Come on Little Girl
  3. Things You Say You Love
  4. Tide Is High
  5. You Don't Need Me
  6. Rock Steady
  7. Soul Style
  8. Can't Stand It
  9. Queen Majesty
  10. Heartaches
  11. Midnight Hour
  12. Midnight Hour
  13. My Best Girl
  14. Loving Pauper
  15. I'll Get Along Without You
  16. I'll Never Fall in Love
  17. Traveling Man
  18. Don't Stay Away
  19. La-La (Means I Love You)
  20. Hey Leroy, Your Mama's Callin' You

Disc 2

  1. No Good Rudie
  2. Everybody Bawling
  3. Ba Ba Boom
  4. Cry Tough
  5. You Have Caught Me
  6. Perfidia
  7. Those Guys
  8. Ranglin on Bond St.
  9. Girl I've Got a Date
  10. How I Wish It Would Rain
  11. It's Raining
  12. Love Is a Treasure
  13. You Done Me Wrong
  14. Right Track
  15. Everyday Is a Holiday
  16. Holiday Version
  17. Come Back My Darling
  18. Come Back My Darling
  19. Mother's Tender Care
  20. My Girl
  21. Moonlight Lover

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alton Ellis   Track Performer
Justin Hinds   Track Performer
Melodians   Track Performer
U-Roy   Track Performer
Freddie McKay   Track Performer
Royals   Track Performer
Silvertones   Track Performer
Dobby Dobson   Track Performer
Sensations   Track Performer
Phyllis Dillon   Track Performer
Ethiopians   Track Performer
Jamaicans   Track Performer
Joya Landis   Track Performer
Honey Boy Martin   Track Performer
Girl Satchmo   Track Performer
Techniques   Track Performer
Three Tops   Track Performer
Tyrone and the Slickers   Track Performer
Lloyd Williams   Track Performer
Winston Wright   Track Performer
Paragons   Track Performer
Hopeton Lewis   Track Performer
Sensations   Track Performer
Alton Ellis & The Flames   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Alton Ellis   Contributor
Justin Hinds   Composer,Contributor
John Holt   Composer
Melodians   Contributor
U-Roy   Contributor
Steve Cropper   Composer
Wilson Pickett   Composer
Freddie McKay   Contributor
Royals   Contributor
Silvertones   Contributor
Duke Reid   Composer,Producer,Contributor
Dobby Dobson   Contributor
Thom Bell   Composer
Phyllis Dillon   Contributor
Ernest and Tommy   Contributor
Ethiopians   Contributor
William "Poogie" Hart   Composer
Jamaicans   Contributor
Joya Landis   Contributor
Honey Boy Martin   Contributor
Girl Satchmo   Contributor
Byron Smith   Engineer
Vicki Taylor   Contributor
Techniques   Contributor
Three Tops   Contributor
Tyrone and the Slickers   Contributor
Winston Wright   Contributor
Paragons   Contributor
Hopeton Lewis   Composer
Norris Weir   Composer
Sensations   Contributor
T. Cowan   Composer
Alton Ellis & The Flames   Contributor

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