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the Rocksteady selection

 

the playSomeRecords Series started with a bangBoomBang rocksteady selection 2 years ago
now the third greenTape brings you more sounds from that era from 1965 till 1968 rocksteady had it’s heyDays some say the best era of the jamaicanMusic fresh pure & straight from (for) the heart the best musicians with the best instruments playin´ the best vibes for the best vocalists listen to tunes about theBible, love, rudeBoys, love & love from artists like altonEllis  normanGrant  larryMarshall johnny&TheAttractions  theTermites  royPanton & many more
01. theInventors – foodOfLove
02. theBrothers – everyday
03. normanGrant – matthewMarkLuke&John
04. lizzy – loveIsATreasure
05. altonEllis – myTimeIsTheRightTime
06. theTechniques – travelingMan
07. clarendonians – deepDownInMyHeart
08. theTartans – danceAllNight
09. stephenChang – alwaysTogether
10. johnny&TheAttractions – let´sGetTogether
11. alton &Phillis  – whyDidYouLeaveMeToCry
12. royPanton – endlessMemory
13. derrickHarriott – theLoser
14. enos&Sheila – laLaBamba
15. altonEllis&Lloyd – iCan´tStandIt
16. theMartinis – iSecondThatEmotion
17. larryMarshall – i´mALoverTryMe
18. theTermites – pushItUp

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the Mento selection

 

as the green tapes continue
part 2 brings you a selection of JA´s very own folk music
with calypso as mother & kumina as father mento has his cultural origins in the late 19th century
west african slaves brought to jamaica created a exciting  blend of african & european styles the next century mento had his golden age & was the first music of  JA´s Record Industry with stanley motta starting to record  homegrown artists listen to entertaining lyrics about donkeys monkeys & strippers but also to serious topics like sufferation or drKinsey´s report from artists like hubertPorter  lordFlea  montyReynolds lordFly  countLasher  theJollyBoys lordPower  tonyJohnson & many more
01. countLasher – perseverence
02. lordFly – whaiWhaiWhai
03. lordFly -whenMiLookUponJanieSo
04. hubertPorter – dryWeatherHouse
05. montyReynolds – meDogCan´tBark
06. lordFly – swineLane/ironBar
07. lordPower – striptease
08. tonyJohnson – meDonkeyWantWater
09. hubertPorter – monkeyTalk
10. lordFlea – monkey
11. lordFlea – misterGiveMeTheRent
12. countOwen – hoolaHoopCalypso
13. lordPower – pennyReel
14. lordLebby – dr.KinseyReport
15. jollyBoys – ironBar

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the Instrumental selection

 

the first tape of the green labeled series contains 16 tunes & is a tribute to some of the greatest musicans out of JA those guys started experiementing with the shuffle blues created jamaicas very own music and opened the door for everything that came after enjoy the deadly skanking sound from Foundin`Fathers Originators & Legends like theSkatalites thePrinceBuster AllStars byronLee & theDragonaires charlieOrganaire & many more
01. theSoulBrothers – phoenixCity
02. theSkatalites – timothy
03. theSkatalites – onBroadway
04. theSkatalites – latinGoesSka
05. johnnyMoore – yogiMan
06. theSkatalites – skaEasy
07. byronLee&TheDragonaires – frankenstein
08. rolandAlphonso – skaCulation
09. theSkatalites – tributeToNehru
10. princeBusterAllStars – superCharge
11. tommyMcCook – sampson
12. theSkatalites – exodus
13. theSkatalites – beardmanSka
14. rolandAlphonso – shakeALady
15. rolandAlphonso – fromRussiaWithLove
16. charlieOrganaire – badBoyCharlie

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the High Jumper selection

 

05_psr_bt_jumperblueTape no.5 contains 17 jumpers from some of the biggest names the 1940´s & 50´s have to offer this was the primetime of the jumpBlues an uptempo version of the blues that envolved from the sound of the bigBands played by smaller groups with saxophone & brass instruments the  blueprint of Rhythm´n´Blues & Rock´n´Roll taste the infecious rhythm enjoy the dynamic lyrics or just jump with artists like wynonieHarris  royBrown smileyLewis  amosMilburn johnGreer  nappyBrown & many more
01. bobbyMarchan – justALittleWalk
02. smileyLewis – goin´ToJump&Shout
03. royBrown – rockin´AllTheTime
04. johnGreer – i´mTheFatMan
05. buddyLowe – runFastDon´tWalk
06. joeBoots – squeezeMe
07. royBrown – grandpaStoleMyBaby
08. wynonieHarris – drinkin´WineSpoDeeODee
09. billyNelson – packShack&Stack
10. nappyBrown – loveLocks
11. lloydSmith – missMushmouth
12. bullJackson – whyDon´tYouHaulOff&LoveMe
13. teddyMcRae – hiFiBaby
14. tommyBrown – theHouseNearTheRailroadTrack
15. royBrown – ain´tNoRockin´NoMore
16. amosMilburn – iDoneDoneIt
17. lloydSmith – goodGracious

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the Moody Rockers selection

 

04_PSR_bt_rockersstill moody & still blue
theBlueTapes return with  18 takes from the rockin side of the moody sound
a selection full of Rockabilly
Rock´n´Roll & Popcorn
listen to stories about sinners,
heartbreakers & cadillacs
while enjoying songs from
rodWillis  stormyGayle wandaJackson
dorseyBurnette joyceGreen wayneWalker & many more
01. sanfordClark – loveCharms
02. rodWillis – oldManMose
03. moonlighters – brokenHeart
04. wayneWalker – allICanDoIsCry
05. stormyGayle – flipsville 06. troyceKey – babyPleaseDon´tGo
07. charlieRich – midniteBlues
08. scottyMcKay – midnightCryin´Time
09. braceyEverett – theLover´sCurse
10. bobbyDarin – minnieTheMoocher
11. joyceGreen – blackCadillac
12. ´cileTurner – crapShootin´Sinner
13. ronnieHawkins – southernLove
14. wandaJackson – funnelOfLove
15. barbaraEnglish – fever
16. nickAnthony – myBaby´sGone
17. leeRussell – honkyTonkWoman
18. dorseyBurnette – goodGoodLovin´

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the Harmonica selection

 

03_PSR_bt_harptheBlueTapes continue with the next chapter
16 tunes that have the one thing in common known to the world as the pocket rocket mouth organ french harp
or just as the harmonica
blues songs from the 50ies to the 60ies
from legends like
howlin´Wolf  doctorRoss
juniorWells  papaLightfood &
the one and only littleWalter
01. Little Walter – Juke
02. Little Walter – I Hate To See You Go
03. Doctor Ross – Cat Squirrel
04. Cousin Leroy – I´m Lonesome
05. Papa Lightfoot – Mean Old Train
06. Pee Wee Hughes – Country Boy Blues
07. Schoolboy Cleve – She´s Gone
08. Junior Wells – Lawdy Lawdy
09. Jimmy Rogers – Chicago Bound
10. Howling Wolf – Poor Boy
11. Big Jack Reynolds – Made It Up In Your Mind
12. Little Johnny Taylor – Somewhere Down The Line
13. Slim Harpo – I Got Love If You Want It
14. Harmonica Harris – Blues King Mango
15. John Brim – Rattlesnake
16. Howling Wolf – Crying At Daybreak

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the Moody Lovers selection

 

02_PSR_bt_moodythe second blueTape presents you
another 17 carefully selected tunes
full of hope love & misery
feel what people like
Bobby Sharp Little Willie John
Sugarpie Desanto or The Ravens
had felt when they recorded these moody takes
01. Nick Todd – Too Much Rosita
02. Al Martino – Two Hearts Are Better Than One
03. Larry Williams – Love Charms
04. Jackie Riggs – His Gold Will Melt
05. Dean Jones – St. James Infimary
06. Joanie Sommers – Why Don´t You Do Right
07. The Coasters – Three Cool Cats
08. Bobby Sharp – Baby Girl Of Mine
09. Al Brown – Sweet Little Love
10. Little Willie John – My Nerves
11. Sugar Pie DeSanto – Going Back Where I Belong
12. Jimmy Nolan – The Way You Do
13. Jimmy Rogers – What Have I Done
14. Linda Willoby – Big Boy You´re Through
15. The Ravens – My Baby Is Gone
16. Ricky Nelson – I Wanna Be Loved
17. Ruth Brown – I Don´t Know

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the Rockin´Mama selection

 

01_PSR_bt_mamapart 1 of the brand new series brings you singin mamas dancin girls & shoutin divas
16 tunes from the finest female vocalists like
Big Maybelle LaVern Baker
Tiny Topsy Ruth Brown or Etta James
hot rhythm´N´Blues &  rock´N´Roll
01. Big Mama Thornton – They Call Me Big Mama
02. Mickey Champion – Bam A Lam
03. Etta James – Dance With Me Henry
04. Aggie Dukes – John John
05. Ann Cole – I´ve Got A Little Boy
06. Fluffy Hunter – My Natch´l Man
07. LaVern Baker – Jim Dandy Got Married
08. Ruth Brown – As Long As I´m Moving
09. Big Maybelle – That´s A Pretty Good Love
10. Tiny Topsy – Aw! Shucks Baby
11. Dorothea Flemming – I´m Glad You Leaving Me
12. Mamie Thomas – Miss Good Blues
13. Lula Reed – Sick & Tired
14. Carmen Taylor – Ding Dong
15. Jeannie Barnes – Can´t Get You Off My Mind
16. Rose Mitchell – Baby Please Don´t Go

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 the JAMAICAN SKA selection

 

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part 8 is the last one in the red labeled playSomeRecords mixtape series
last but not least the series returns to the land of wood and water
tinTin meets the pioneers of the popular music of jamaica
people who started the music that has gone around the world
listen to the sound of Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook or Byron Lee
with vocalists like Alton Ellis, The Blues Busters, Jackie Opel or Delroy Wilson
o1. Jackie Estrek – The Ska
02. Clive Wilson – One Ska One Ounce Of Weed One Beer
03. Alton Ellis – Ska Beat
04. Delroy Byfield – Yagga Yagga
05. Lord Brynner – Tiger Tank
06. The Skatalites – Coconut Rock
07. Eddie Perkins & Patsy – Take These Chains From My Heart
08. Shenley Duffus – People´s Business
09. Derrick & Patsy – I´m In A Jam
10. The Vikings – Hallelujah
11. Lee Perry – Gumma
12. The Maytals – Hey Hey Girl
13. The Wailers – Habits
14. Jack Sparrow – Beggers Have No Choice
15. The Maytals – Fever
16. Jack Sparrow – Ice Water
17. Delroy Wilson – I Want Justice
18. Jackie Opel – You´re Too Bad
19. The Soulettes – One More Chance
20. Blues Busters – I Won´t Let U Go

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 the ROCKABILLY selection

 

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straight from port of spain to the united states
with the last but one part of the red labeled playSomeRecords mixtape series
tinTin dives deep into the rebellious mid to end 50´s
a time when young america fell in love with the music of Fats Domino Little Richard
Chuck Berry and starts to imitate his idols without forgetting about the roots
listen to tunes from cats like The Rock´n´Roll Trio, Wayne Walker,
Johnny Powers, Country Dudes & more
01. Johnny Burnette – Rock A Billy Boogie
02. Johnny Powers – Long Blond Hair Red Rose Lips
03. Andy Starr – Rockin´ Rollin´ Stone
04. Lew Williams – Cat Talk
05. Country Dudes – Have A Ball
06. Buddy Holly – Midnight Shift
07. Rod Morris – Alabama Jailhouse
08. Dorsey Burnette – Midnite Train
09. Mike Page – Long Black Shiney Car
10. Glen Glenn – Everybody´s Movin´
11. Wayne Walker – Bo Bo Ska Diddle Daddle
12. Jimmy Lloyd – Where The Rio De Rosa Flows
13. The Rock´n´Roll Trio – Sweet Love On My Mind
14. Carl Perkins – Boppin´ The Blues
15. Sonny Burgess – Find My Baby For Me
16. Hayden Thompson – Rockabilly Girl

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 the CALYPSO selection

 

 

this time tintin steps…..into the carnival tents of the 50´s to 60´s
and brings you the next bangBoomBang selection full of tunes from the ones like
Lord Kitchener, Lord Invader Lord Flea, Lord Creator
Mighty Growler & many more
01. Duke of Iron – Big Bamboo
02. Mighty Growler – Pussy Galore
03. Lord Creator – Second Hand Piano
04. Lord Kitchener – Sweet Jamaica
05. Azie Lawrence – West Indians in England
06. Lord Kitchener – Jamaican Woman
07. Lord Flea – It All Began With Adam & Eve
08. King Flash – Zombie Jamboree
09. Lord Invader – Reeperbahn
10. King Timothy – Gerrard Street
11. Brownie – The Bed Bug Song
12. Viper – Dog Better Than Man
13. the Talbot Brothers – You Can´t Tell The Old From The Young
14. Young Tiger – Calypso Be
15. Maria Bryant – Don´t Touch Me Tomato

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 the TREASURE ISLE selection

 

part 5 of the hottest mixtape series of the year starts with one simple question:
WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER ABOUT DUKE REID ???
tintin plays his 23 favorite tunesand people like bunny lee, alton ellis, coxsone dodd,
brent dowe, dennis alcapone and miss reid share their memories about the king of sound.

01. Tommy McCook – Occupation
02. Eric Morris – What A Man Doeth
03. Alton Ellis – Dance Crasher
04. The Techniques – Little Did You Know
05. The Silvertones – It´s Real
06. Alton Ellis – Girl I´ve Got A Date
07. U Roy – Wake The Town
08. Phillis Dillon – Don´t Stay Away
09. The Royals – We Are In The Mood
10. The Termites – Love Up Kiss Up
11. Alton Ellis – LaLaLaLaLa
12. The Techniques – Queen Majesty
13. Freddy McKay – Love Is A Treasure
14. The Melodians – Come On Little Girl
15. Phillis Dillon – Don´t Touch Me Tomato
16. Dobby Dobbson – Loving Pauper
17. The Techniques – I Wish It would Rain
18. David Isaacs – Give Me Your Love
19. John Holt – Sister Big Stuff
20. Dennis Alcapone – Teach The Children
21. Hopeton Lewis & U Roy – Tom Drunk
22. Stranger Cole – Crying Every Night
23. Tommy McCook – Mighty Alley

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the POPCORN selection

 

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the mixTape series continues next stop the belgian province of east flanders
a place formerly known as De Oude Hoos moody tunes from the soulfull side of the r´N´b
01. Ann Leonardo – Traveling Stranger
02. Ed Townsend – Cherrigale
03. Frank Minion – How Much Land
04. Jo Stafford – What A Feeling
05. Jimmy Ricks – BadMan Of Missouri
06. Jo Ann Henderson – Baby Please Don´t Go
07. Dakota Stanton – A Little You
08. Ivory Joe Hunter – I´m Cutting Out
09. Juanita Nixon – Stop Knockin´
10. Paula Grimes – You Move Me So
11. Arthur Godfrey – Dig Dig Dig
12. Lloyd Nolan – I Don´t Know About You
13. Milton Trenier – Gonna Catch Me A Rat
14. Curtis Knight – Voodoo Woman
15. Harvey – Anyway You Wanta
16. Donna Dee – Nobody´s Gonna Hurt You
17. Ruth Christie – This Must Be Love

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 the STUDIO ONE selection

 

the third part of the ongoing mixtape series
PLAY SOME RECORDS
with a tribute to the bigman of Jamaica´s Music Industry
SIR COXSONE DODD
sweet ROCKSTEADY and nice REGGAE chunes
01. Sound Dimension – Rockford Rock
02. Slim Smith – Rougher Yet
03. Alton Ellis – Mad Mad
04. Heptones – Pretty Looks
05. Silvertones – Smile
06. Marcia Griffiths – Tell Me Now
07. Ken Boothe – Moving Away
08. Slim Smith – Never Let Go
09. Delroy Wilson – True Believer In Love
10. Heptones – We Are In The Mood
11. Alton Ellis – Let Them Try
12. Alton Ellis – I´m Just A Guy
13. Sugar Minot – Vanity
14. Michigan & Smiley – Rub A Dub Style
15. Johnny Osbourne – Watch People
16. Bob Andy – Unchained
17. Heptones – Love Won´t Come Easy
18. Heptones – Party Time
19. Johnny Osbourne – Rub a Dub Party
20. Ernest Wilson – Undying Love

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 the JUMP BLUES selection

 

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the second slice of the hot `n`sizzlin´ mixtape series PLAY SOME RECORDS
this time with a rockin´ jumpBlues selection
01. Roy Brown – Good Rockin´ Man
02. Vince Monroe – Give It Up
03. Hal Singer Sextette – Corn Bread
04. Jimmy Lewis – Let´s Get Together & Make Some Love
05. Calvin Boze – Baby Ur Tops With Me
06. Wynonie Harris – Lovin´Machine
07. Big Joe Turner – Flip Flop & Fly
08. Nappy Brown – Don´t Be Angry
09. Calvin Boze – Safronia B
10. Paul Bascomb – Pink Cadillac
11. Junior Tamplin – Baby Is A Boxer
12. Gene Ammons – Jug Head
13. Little Walkin´ Willie – Don´t Holler Baby
14. Dave Bartholomew – Turn Ur Lamps Down Low
15. Jewel King – 3 x 7
16. Willis Jackson – Lator For The Gator aka Coxsone Hop

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 the ROCKSTEADY selection

 

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first part of the hot new mixtape series PLAY SOME RECORDS
kick off is a bangBoomBang rockSteady selection
01. Al & the Vibrators – Move Up
02. Jackie Mittoo – Put It On
03. Viceroys – Maga Down
04. Stranger & Gladdy – Love Me Today
05. Tomorrow´s Children – Bang Bang
06. The Bassies – Checking Out
07. The Soulmakers – Girls Like You
08. Maurice Johnson – Got To Be At The Party
09. Prince Buster – Shakin Up Orange Street
10. Winston Francis – Chain Gang
11. Owen Gray – Ain´t Nobody home
12. Mellotones – Feel Good
13. Soul Brothers – Freedom Sound
14. Bobby Aitken – Sweets For My Sweet
15. Tartans – What Can I Do
16. Hopeton Lewis – Take It Easy
17. Owen Gray – Give Me A Sign

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the franticFlintstones selection

 

02_psr_mt_franticformed 30years ago the flintstones still muuuh the world today
startin 1986 as a psychoBilly outfit in england they played their way into the hearts & ears of the rockabilly world same way
over the years chuckHarvey released nearly 27 longplayers together with tons of different musicians he created his unique blend of rockabilly and ofcause like chuck himself this blend isn´t straight at all
you will always find some ska hillbilly latin or even hipHop elements on a flintstones record & they never forget the psycho while playin´ their rockabilly
so give a big muuuuh to chuck & the gang & enjoy songs like
mental  trips  do cocaine busted  drug squad  & 10 pounders more
01. Frantic Flintstones – Frantic
02. Frantic Flintstones – Too Sweet To Die
03. Frantic Flintstones – Scratch My Back
04. Frantic Flintstones – Do Cocaine
05. Frantic Flintstones – Mean Mean Woman
06. Frantic Flintstones – Endless Sleep
07. Frantic Flintstones – Legion Song
08. Frantic Flintstones – Drug Squad
09. Frantic Flintstones – Mental
10. Frantic Flintstones – Trips
11. Frantic Flintstones – Busted
12. Frantic Flintstones – Ole Black Joe
13. Frantic Flintstones – Please Cool Baby
14. Frantic Flintstones – Prophet Of Dome
15. Frantic Flintstones – Bank Robber

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the psychoBilly selection

 

01_PSR_psychothis oneShot selection brings you 14 psychobilly tunes straight from the 1980s
hear the bands who kicked off this exciting mixture of rockabilly & punkrock
a sound that started in england & conquered the whole world
listen to theMeteors  dementedAreGo batmobile  rochee&theSarnos theFranticFlintstones & many more
01. Batmobile – Frenzy
02. The Meteors – Rockabilly Psychosis
03. The Monsters – Psycho´s What U Need
04. Es-Feiv – Heart Breakin´Days
05. Scared Stiff – She´s So Fine
06. Demented Are Go – Cripple In The Woods
07. Frantic Flintstones – 44
08. Guana Batz – Lady Bacon
09. Frenzy – Long Gone
10. Krewmen – Don´t Give A Toss
11. The Sharks – Crazy Maybe
12. Rochee & The Sarnos – Gay Cowboy
13. The Meteors – Voodoo Rhythm
14. Rochee & The Sarnos – Whistle Wriggle

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