This round includes tunes from Ken Khouri’s Merritone label, the best from The Wailers’ post Coxsone self produced period on their own Wail M Soul M label, classic Melodians, a truly huge tune from the Soul Vendors, a few sweet Bunny Lee slices of Rocksteady gold, Slim Smith magic, Ken Boothe & Paragons gems, Sonia Pottinger tunes and uniquely Uniques spiritual mastery of sound.
They’re a few into the top 10 but for now here is their list for the first half of the top 20.
20. Wailers – Bus Dem Shut (Wailers Production)
19. The Minstrels – So Weary (Sam Mitchell and Keith Scott production)
18. The Melodians – Swing And Dine (Sonia Pottinger production)
17. The Soul Vendors – Swing Easy (Coxsone Dodd production)
16. Val Bennett – The Russians Are Coming (Bunny Lee production)
15. Slim Smith And The Freedom Singers – Hip Hug (Coxsone Dodd production)
14. Ken Boothe – Say You (Sonia Pottinger production)
13. The Paragons – My Best Girl (Duke Reid production)
12. Keith And Tex – Tonight (Derrick Harriott production)
11. The Uniques – Beatitude (Bunny Lee production)
Continue to the DanceCrasher site to see label scans and read notes on each release along with a sound sample exhaustively put together by DanceCrasher.
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