The Definitive Collection of Federal Records (1964-1982)

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2010
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645416320
  • Catalog Number: 4163
  • Sales rank: 371,823

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Daily Food - The Maytals (1:35)
  2. 2 In The Garden (Beautiful Garden) - Eric "Monty" Morris (2:28)
  3. 3 I Don't Love You Anymore - Keith Lyn (2:04)
  4. 4 Hi-Life AKA High Life AKA Happy Brass - The Granville Williams Orchestra (2:26)
  5. 5 Sounds and Pressure - Hopeton Lewis (3:07)
  6. 6 Dance All Night - The Tartans (3:48)
  7. 7 Take It Easy - Hopeton Lewis (2:51)
  8. 8 Talking Love - The Paragons (3:09)
  9. 9 Silent River (Runs Deep) - The Gaylettes (2:39)
  10. 10 Napoleon Solo - Lynn Taitt & The Jets (2:22)
  11. 11 Games People Play - Bob Andy (2:53)
  12. 12 Any Little Bit - The Techniques (2:55)
  13. 13 Pum Pum a Go Kill You - Ken Lazarus (2:24)
  14. 14 Dynamic Pressure - The Music Specialists (3:17)
  15. 15 Son of a Preacher Man - The Gaylettes (2:29)
  16. 16 Put Yourself In My Place - Ken Lazarus (2:23)
  17. 17 The Sun Shines for Me - Keith Anderson (2:05)
  18. 18 Stagger Lee - John Holt (3:20)
  19. 19 It's Nice To be With You - Boris Gardiner (2:51)
  20. 20 Old Beirut - Thunderbirds (2:52)
  21. 21 Pitta Patta - Ernie Smith (3:09)
  22. 22 Alone Again Naturally - The Now Generation (3:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ooh What a Feeling - Johnny Nash (2:51)
  2. 2 The Song Will Last Forever - Funky Brown (4:40)
  3. 3 You Make Me Feel Brand New - Boris Gardiner (3:43)
  4. 4 I Just Don't Want to Be Lonely - Marcia Griffits (2:23)
  5. 5 Everything I Own/My Own Version - Lloyd Charmers (7:05)
  6. 6 (It's The Way) Nature Planned It - B.B. Seaton (6:46)
  7. 7 Look Over Your Shoulder - Derrick Harriott (3:11)
  8. 8 I'm Still Waiting - Delroy Wilson (4:00)
  9. 9 Fire Burning - Bob Andy (3:29)
  10. 10 Duppy Gun Man - Ernie Smith (3:19)
  11. 11 Ramgoat Liver - Pluto Shervington (3:06)
  12. 12 Play De Music - Tinga Stewart (3:06)
  13. 13 Dat - Pluto Shervington (3:43)
  14. 14 Sweet Bitter Love - Marcia Griffits (3:09)
  15. 15 Your Honour - Pluto Shervington (3:42)
  16. 16 Creation Medley - Lord Creator (7:35)
  17. 17 Lady - Wayne Wade (6:37)
  18. 18 Irie Tempo - Lord Laro (4:05)
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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
Paul Shields Mastering
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
Keith Anderson 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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