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Definitive Collection of Federal Records (1964-1982)
     

The Definitive Collection of Federal Records (1964-1982)

 
Although he is far from a household name, Ken Khouri was perhaps more instrumental than anyone in establishing a true music business in Jamaica in the early '50s. He built a recording studio and founded Federal Records on the island in 1954, and it was his studio and facilities that producers like Clement "Coxsone" Dodd,

Overview

Although he is far from a household name, Ken Khouri was perhaps more instrumental than anyone in establishing a true music business in Jamaica in the early '50s. He built a recording studio and founded Federal Records on the island in 1954, and it was his studio and facilities that producers like Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Duke Reid, and Prince Buster used in the early going to build and grow a unique and internationally viable pop music in Jamaica, transforming American R&B, soul, and pop into ska, rocksteady, and reggae by turning the beat over on its head. Khouri released scores of singles on the imprint, including the 40 presented here in this two-disc (disc one covers 1964 to 1972 while disc two covers 1973 to 1982) survey of the label's catalog, and sides like Hopeton Lewis' "Sounds and Pressure," the Tartans' "Dance All Night," the Paragons' "Talking Love," John Holt's "Stagger Lee," Delroy Wilson's "I'm Still Waiting," and Tinga Stewart's "Play de Music," although none reached audiences much past Jamaica's local dancehalls, show the progression of the music as it built toward its commercial and international zenith with Bob Marley & the Wailers -- take away Khouri's early vision for a viable and healthy music scene in Jamaica and the rest of the world could very well have never even heard of Bob Marley.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2010
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645416320
catalogNumber:
4163

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Ken Boothe   Composer,Producer
Bob Marley   Composer
Byron Lee   Composer,Producer
Lloyd Price   Composer
Lionel Richie   Composer
Joe South   Composer
Herbie Mann   Composer
David Gates   Composer
Ken Lazarus   Producer
Van McCoy   Composer
Sam Mitchell   Producer
Cedric Myton   Composer
Cecil Campbell   Composer
Boris Gardiner   Producer
Gladstone Anderson   Composer
Hux Brown   Composer
Lloyd Charmers   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Cary Gilbert   Composer
Jerry Goldstein   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
John Hurley   Composer
George Kerr   Composer
Willie Lindo   Producer
Johnny Nash   Composer
Gilbert O'Sullivan   Composer
George Raymond   Engineer
Ernie Smith   Composer,Producer
Marcel Stellman   Composer
Ronnie Wilkins   Composer
Steve Barrow   Liner Notes
Christopher Chin   Executive Producer
Eli Tatarsky   Composer
John Freeman   Composer
Derrick Harriott   Producer
Hopeton Lewis   Composer
Devon Russell   Composer
Pluto Shervington   Composer
Harold Logan   Composer
John Thornton   Composer
Granville Williams   Producer
Buddy Davidson   Engineer
Keith Scott   Producer
Kurt Feltz   Composer
Richard Khouri   Producer
Joe Isaacs   Composer
Bob Andy   Composer,Producer
Leighton Shervington   Composer
Ken Khouri   Producer
Paul Khouri   Producer,Executive Producer
Werner Scharfenberger   Composer
Raymond O'Sullivan   Composer
Lloyd Chambers   Composer,Producer
Brian Atkinson   Composer
Henry Buckley   Composer
Peter Martin   Producer
Linda Epstein   Composer
Thomas Bell   Composer
Lynn Taite   Composer
Frederick Hibbert   Composer
Gwendolyn Woolfolk   Composer
Eric Morris   Composer
Keith Lynn   Composer
Lynn Taitt   Composer
Colby Graham   Cover Photo
Mansour Rahbany   Composer
Larry Roberts   Composer
Kenrick Patrick   Composer
Kenneth Lazarus   Composer
Kenneth Lara   Composer

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