Musical Feast: Mrs. Pottinger's High Note and Gayfeet Label

Musical Feast: Mrs. Pottinger's High Note and Gayfeet Label

     
 
In contrast to the brittle edges of digital production, these recordings from the back of the Tip-Top Record Shop at 37 Orange Street, Kingston, bask in the kitchen-table warmth of vacuum-tube equipment technology. Sweet, fragile harmoies, bouncing basslines, and taffy-pull organ phrases contribute to the atmosphere of intimacy, but most of all, label-owner

Overview

In contrast to the brittle edges of digital production, these recordings from the back of the Tip-Top Record Shop at 37 Orange Street, Kingston, bask in the kitchen-table warmth of vacuum-tube equipment technology. Sweet, fragile harmoies, bouncing basslines, and taffy-pull organ phrases contribute to the atmosphere of intimacy, but most of all, label-owner Sonia Pottinger's auteur's touch provides the sense of an unwavering attention to quality. All the hallmarks of a great pop collection are here: a novelty number worthy of an idiot savant (the Gaylads "ABC Rocky Steady"), uncredited cover versions (appropriating both The Beatles and Nat King Cole), an early duff ditty by a future star (Judy Mowatt's "I Shall Sing"), verses to inspire (from Strange Cole's "Let the Power Fall"), and flat-out scorchers like The Conqueror's "Look Pon You" and Ken Boothe's "Say You."

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Heartbeat Records
UPC:
0011661758421
catalogNumber:
84

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ken Boothe   Track Performer
Melodians   Track Performer
Errol Dunkley   Track Performer
Fugitives   Group
Patsy   Track Performer
Roland Alphonso   Horn,Track Performer
Boris Gardiner   Bass
Aubrey Adams   Keyboards,Track Performer
and the Vibrators   Track Performer
Ronnie Bop   Guitar
Hux Brown   Guitar
Leslie Butler   Keyboards
Stranger Cole   Track Performer
Conquerors   Track Performer
Drumbago   Drums
Gaylads   Track Performer
Denzel Laing   Percussion
Hugh Malcolm   Drums
Ernest Ranglin   Guitar
Delano Stewart   Track Performer
Lyn Taitt   Guitar,Group
Victors   Track Performer
Winston Wright   Keyboards
Gaytones   Group
Jojo Bennett   Horn
Jackie Jackson   Bass

Technical Credits

Ken Boothe   Contributor
Melodians   Contributor
Judy Mowatt   Contributor
Brenton Dowe   Composer
Errol Dunkley   Contributor
B.B. Seaton   Composer
Aubrey Adams   Contributor
and the Vibrators   Contributor
Stranger Cole   Contributor
Conquerors   Contributor
Gaylads   Contributor
Delano Stewart   Contributor
Teddy and the Conquerors   Contributor
Victors   Contributor
C. Janssen   Engineer
Tony Brevette   Composer
Renford Cogle   Composer
Chris Wilson   Liner Notes,Remixing

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