Duke Reid's Treasure Chest

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/15/1992
  • Label: Heartbeat Records
  • UPC: 011661759527
  • Catalog Number: 95

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 We Are in the Mood - The Royals (2:37)
  2. 2 Come on Little Girl - The Melodians (2:24)
  3. 3 Things You Say You Love - The Jamaicans (2:49)
  4. 4 Tide Is High - The Paragons (2:41)
  5. 5 You Don't Need Me - The Melodians (3:08)
  6. 6 Rock Steady - Phyllis Dillon (2:49)
  7. 7 Soul Style - Duke Reid's Group (2:31)
  8. 8 Can't Stand It - Lloyd Williams (2:41)
  9. 9 Queen Majesty - The Techniques (3:30)
  10. 10 Heartaches - Vic Taylor (3:14)
  11. 11 Midnight Hour - The Silvertones (2:41)
  12. 12 Midnight Hour - U-Roy (2:44)
  13. 13 My Best Girl - The Paragons (2:35)
  14. 14 Loving Pauper - Dobby Dobson (3:14)
  15. 15 I'll Get Along Without You - The Melodians (3:01)
  16. 16 I'll Never Fall in Love - The Sensations (2:16)
  17. 17 Traveling Man - The Techniques (2:32)
  18. 18 Don't Stay Away - Phyllis Dillon (2:22)
  19. 19 La-La (Means I Love You) - Alton Ellis (3:08)
  20. 20 Hey Leroy, Your Mama's Callin' You - Honey Boy Martin (3:05)
Disc 2
  1. 1 No Good Rudie - Justin Hinds & the Dominoes (3:08)
  2. 2 Everybody Bawling - U-Roy (2:37)
  3. 3 Ba Ba Boom - The Jamaicans (3:19)
  4. 4 Cry Tough - Alton Ellis & The Flames (4:11)
  5. 5 You Have Caught Me - The Melodians (3:12)
  6. 6 Perfidia - Phyllis Dillon (2:45)
  7. 7 Those Guys - The Sensations (2:23)
  8. 8 Ranglin on Bond St. - Ernest and Tommy (2:48)
  9. 9 Girl I've Got a Date - Alton Ellis (2:49)
  10. 10 How I Wish It Would Rain - The Techniques (2:16)
  11. 11 It's Raining - The Three Tops (2:56)
  12. 12 Love Is a Treasure - Freddie McKay (2:42)
  13. 13 You Done Me Wrong - Tyrone and the Slickers (2:02)
  14. 14 Right Track - Hopeton Lewis (2:28)
  15. 15 Everyday Is a Holiday - The Sensations (2:29)
  16. 16 Holiday Version - Winston Wright (2:31)
  17. 17 Come Back My Darling - Girl Satchmo (0:28)
  18. 18 Come Back My Darling - Girl Satchmo (2:12)
  19. 19 Mother's Tender Care - The Ethiopians (3:03)
  20. 20 My Girl - The Techniques (2:38)
  21. 21 Moonlight Lover - Joya Landis (2:22)
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Album Credits

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