If I Had A Pair Of Wings Jamaican Doo Wop Vol 2 - If I Had a Pair of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop Vol. 2 / Various | RECORD STORE DAY

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DISC: 1

1. Lloyd Clark Smithie's Sextet - Now I Know the Reason
2. The Charmers ; Prince Buster - Now You Want to Cry
3. The Rhythm Aces ; The Caribs - A Thousand Teardrops
4. Jiving Juniors - Have Faith in Me
5. Chuck ; Dobby - I Love My Teacher
6. The Blues Busters - Call Your Name Forever
7. The Echoes Celestials - I Love You Forever
8. Wilfred Jackie Edwards - Hear My Cry
9. Jiving Juniors - Valerie
10. The Magic Notes - Why Did You Leave Me
11. Rupert Edwards - Guilty Convict
12. Keith ; Enid - Worried over You
13. The Moonlighters - Julie
14. Higgs ; Wilson - How Can I Be Sure

More Info:

Vinyl LP pressing. Second volume of Jamaican doo wop and R&B records taken from the late '50s and early '60s. These records represent a period in which soundsystems were just starting to dominate the island, with Duke Reid and Sir Coxsone stepping up their rivalry by beginning to make and release their own records, rather than rely on US imports for use in their dances. Many of these records are definitely more-or-less imitations of the American records, as the uniquely Jamaican ska sound was yet to take hold. However, many of the future stars of ska, rocksteady and reggae were beginning to cut their teeth in the industry, including Prince Buster, Derrick Harriott, and more, and provide a unique view into the fledgling independent record industry culture in Jamaica that would prove to be unbelievably prolific and unparalleled for an island of it's size.