Death Is Not The End collects together all three volumes of their critically acclaimed If I Had a Pair of Wings LP compilation series for this special double CD edition, with extensive and illuminating notes by David Katz, author of People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae. Katz writes, "The music on this compilation is the result of the forward-thinking artists and producers that realized the worth of local Jamaican artistry during a time when the island's leading political figures had not yet managed to throw off the colonial yolk. These are sounds with a certain innocence and the optimistic promise of better to come, with the influence of American pop ballads and doo-wop looming large, yet already pointing to the innovations of the future. Listen keenly and take in the sounds of the Jamaican music industry at it's very beginnings, it's singers and players drawing from the popular styles of the island's larger neighbor and already changing those styles into something their own.
Death Is Not The End collects together all three volumes of their critically acclaimed If I Had a Pair of Wings LP compilation series for this special double CD edition, with extensive and illuminating notes by David Katz, author of People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae. Katz writes, "The music on this compilation is the result of the forward-thinking artists and producers that realized the worth of local Jamaican artistry during a time when the island's leading political figures had not yet managed to throw off the colonial yolk. These are sounds with a certain innocence and the optimistic promise of better to come, with the influence of American pop ballads and doo-wop looming large, yet already pointing to the innovations of the future. Listen keenly and take in the sounds of the Jamaican music industry at it's very beginnings, it's singers and players drawing from the popular styles of the island's larger neighbor and already changing those styles into something their own.
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If I Had A Pair Of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop Vol 1-3
Artist: If I Had A Pair Of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop Vol 1-3
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1. Alton ; Eddie - Muriel
2. Jiving Juniors - Dearest Darling
3. The Echoes ; Celestials - Are You Mine
4. Jimmy Cliff - Dearest Beverley
5. Keith ; Enid - Send Me
6. The Downbeats - Midnight Love
7. Chuck ; Dobby - 'Til the End of Time
8. The Mellowlarks - Album of Memory
9. Horthens ; Stranger - True Love
10. Dobby Dobson - Diamonds ; Pearls
11. The Charmers - I'm Going Back
12. The Blues Busters - Pleading for Mercy
13. Owen ; Millie - Do You Know
14. Laurel Aitken - Heavenly Angel
15. Lloyd Clark Smithie's Sextet - Now I Know the Reason
16. The Charmers ; Prince Buster - Now You Want to Cry
17. The Rhythm Aces ; The Caribs - A Thousand Teardrops
18. Jiving Juniors - Have Faith in Me
19. Chuck ; Dobby - I Love My Teacher
20. The Blues Busters - Call Your Name Forever
21. The Echoes Celestials - I Love You Forever
22. Wilfred Jackie Edwards - Hear My Cry
23. Jiving Juniors - Valerie
24. The Magic Notes - Why Did You Leave Me
25. Rupert Edwards - Guilty Convict
26. Keith ; Enid - Worried over You
27. The Moonlighters - Julie
28. Higgs ; Wilson - How Can I Be Sure
29. Jiving Juniors - Sweet as an Angel
30. Alton ; Eddie - My Heaven
31. Higgs ; Wilson - When You Tell Me Baby
32. Lloyd Adams - I Wish Your Picture Was You
33. The Moonlighters - Don't You Know
34. Ricketts ; Rowe - Dream Girl
35. Annette ; Shenley - The First Time We Met
36. Belltones - I'll Always Call Your Name
37. Ruddy ; Sketto - Little Schoolgirl
38. Derrick ; Patsy - Crying in the Chapel
39. The Blues Busters - I've Done You Wrong
40. Jiving Juniors - My Sweet Angel
41. Higgs ; Wilson - Change of Mind
42. Wilfred Jackie Edwards - Never Go Away

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Death Is Not The End collects together all three volumes of their critically acclaimed If I Had a Pair of Wings LP compilation series for this special double CD edition, with extensive and illuminating notes by David Katz, author of People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae. Katz writes, "The music on this compilation is the result of the forward-thinking artists and producers that realized the worth of local Jamaican artistry during a time when the island's leading political figures had not yet managed to throw off the colonial yolk. These are sounds with a certain innocence and the optimistic promise of better to come, with the influence of American pop ballads and doo-wop looming large, yet already pointing to the innovations of the future. Listen keenly and take in the sounds of the Jamaican music industry at it's very beginnings, it's singers and players drawing from the popular styles of the island's larger neighbor and already changing those styles into something their own.