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Don Drummond -Don Cosmic 2017

Don Cosmic is a new Studio One compilation that chronicles the legacy and influence of Don Drummond, one of Jamaica’s most legendary performers during the ska era. This collection features a handful of Don Drummond rarities, many of which have never been featured on prior albums. You can hear Drummond’s timeless sound all across the Studio One catalog, and Don Cosmic is the perfect vehicle for shedding light on the trombonist’s unrivaled legacy.


Track List :
1. Don Drummond & His Group – Roll on Sweet Don

2. Don Drummond – Don Cosmic

3. Don Drummond – Coolie Boy

4. Don Drummond – Surplus

5. Don Drummond – The Shock

6. Don Drummond & His Green Landers – Schooling the Duke

7. Don Drummond – Reload

8. Don Drummond – Last Call (Take 1)

9. Don Drummond – Last Call (Take 2)

10. Don Drummond & the Skatalites – Far East (aka Further East / Trolley Song)

11. Don Drummond – Green Island

12. Don Drummond – Jet Stream

13. Don Drummond – The Rocket

14. Don Drummond & the Skatalites – Scrap Iron

15. Don Drummond – Rain or Shine (Take 1)

16. Don Drummond – Rain or Shine (Take 2)

17. Don Drummond – Rain or Shine (Take 3)

18. The Cecil Lloyd Group featuring Don Drummond – Grooving with the Beat

19. Workshop Musicians – Serenade in Sound


Freddie McKay – Picture On The Wall -Deluxe Edition

Picture on the Wall was Freddie McKay’s first album. It was released by Studio One in 1971, and this was the first real introduction to the singer for the reggae public after a series of unsuccessful singles. Despite a potential hit with “Love Is a Treasure” done for Treasure Isle the song was marred by its credit to “Treasure Boy”.

Coming to Studio One with the Soul Defenders allowed Freddie to finally find his voice. His recording of “Picture on the Wall” is a top Studio One track, and was a massive hit for the label. Other top songs for the label include “Drunken Sailor,” “I Am a Freeman,” “Sweet You, Sour You,” and the remake of “Love Is a Treasure,” all found on this release.

Containing 24 tracks, with many tracks not found on album before, this is the definitive collection of Freddie McKay at Studio One. The original Jamaican stereo release is found on sides 1 and 2. On the remaining two sides are some of McKay’s top songs, including instrumentals, a DJ version and the extended mix of “Love Is a Treasure.” McKay’s untimely death in 1986 cut short a promising career, but here the listener can again rediscover the greatness of one of reggae’s unsung heroes.


01. Picture on the Wall

02. You Are Not the Kind

03. Love Is a Treasure

04. Father Will Cut You Off

05. So Long Forever

06. You’ll Be Sorry

07. High School Dance

08. Slip Away

09. Old Joe

10. A Little Bit Will Do

11. Can’t Go On

12. Watch Your Step

13. Drunken Sailor

14. Drunken Sailor (Version)

15. You’ll Be Sorry (JA Single Mix)

16. You’ll Be Sorry (Version)

17. Picture on the Wall (JA Single Mix)

18. Picture on the Wall (Version)

19. Picture on the Wall (Vers. 3) (Featuring Prince Junior)

20. I Am a Freeman (aka I Am Free, Freeman)

21. Sweet You, Sour You (JA Single Mix)

22. Old and Grey (aka When I Am Grey)

23. My True Love

24. Love Is a Treasure (Extended Mix)