Two CDs. By the close of the '60s, record retailer and jukebox businessman Karl 'J. J. ' Johnson was firmly established as one of Jamaica's leading record producers, having released a string of best-selling rock steady and proto-reggae 45s by such noted local acts as Lee 'Scratch' Perry, the Rulers, Carl Dawkins, the Kingstonians and the Ethiopians. Early in 1969, a lucrative agreement with British record label, Trojan, emboldened the ambitious entrepreneur to release an album comprising a dozen of his latest recordings in the new reggae style. Entitled Reggae Power, the LP was dominated by regular hit-makers, the Ethiopians, whose recent singles had proved so popular in Britain that the group had been prompted to make a promotional tour of the country. Their trip led to Trojan dramatically reworking the Reggae Power long-player for it's UK release, replacing all but two non-Ethiopians tracks with further J. J. -produced works by the trio, before issuing it in new artwork. But with the Ethiopians collection already available on the Doctor Bird CD, Reggae Power & Woman Capture Man, it is the Jamaican version of the album that provides the inspiration for this exciting double-disc compilation, which collects the bulk of J. J. Johnson's output from 1968 to 1972, including numerous reggae hits and 17 recordings new to CD.
Two CDs. By the close of the '60s, record retailer and jukebox businessman Karl 'J. J. ' Johnson was firmly established as one of Jamaica's leading record producers, having released a string of best-selling rock steady and proto-reggae 45s by such noted local acts as Lee 'Scratch' Perry, the Rulers, Carl Dawkins, the Kingstonians and the Ethiopians. Early in 1969, a lucrative agreement with British record label, Trojan, emboldened the ambitious entrepreneur to release an album comprising a dozen of his latest recordings in the new reggae style. Entitled Reggae Power, the LP was dominated by regular hit-makers, the Ethiopians, whose recent singles had proved so popular in Britain that the group had been prompted to make a promotional tour of the country. Their trip led to Trojan dramatically reworking the Reggae Power long-player for it's UK release, replacing all but two non-Ethiopians tracks with further J. J. -produced works by the trio, before issuing it in new artwork. But with the Ethiopians collection already available on the Doctor Bird CD, Reggae Power & Woman Capture Man, it is the Jamaican version of the album that provides the inspiration for this exciting double-disc compilation, which collects the bulk of J. J. Johnson's output from 1968 to 1972, including numerous reggae hits and 17 recordings new to CD.
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Format: CD
Label: IMPORTS
Rel. Date: 08/07/2020
UPC: 5013929276239

Reggae Power / Various (Bonus Tracks) (Uk)
Artist: Reggae Power / Various
Format: CD
New: Available 23.99
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DISC: 1

1. Dance Up The Reggae - Roy Shirley
2. Mix It Up - The Kingstonians
3. Love Is Not Your Game - V. Vinstrick
4. One Dollar Of Music - The J.J. All Stars
5. I'll Make It Up - Carl Dawkins
6. Musical Priest - Roy Shirley
7. Bigger Boss - Cool Sticky ; Ansel Collins
8. Live Life - The Vibrators
9. I'll Be Around - The Kingstonians 1
10. Five Miles High - Winston Wright 1
11. Glad You're Living - Stranger Cole 1
12. Bright Life - Roy Shirley 1
13. R.F.K. - The J.J. All Stars 1
14. Israel Must Win - The Ethiopians 1
15. Got To Be Free - The Rulers 1
16. Neck Tie - Winston Wright 1
17. The Only Girl - Carl Dawkins 1
18. I Like Your Smile - Roy Shirley 1
19. Memphis Underground - The J.J. All Stars 2
20. Here Yah - The Scorchers 2
21. Help Wanted - Stranger Cole 2
22. Mango Tree - Ansel Collins 2
23. Here I Come - The Ethiopians 2
24. Satisfaction - Carl Dawkins 2
25. Poppy Cock - Winston Wright 2
26. What A Situation - The Rulers 2
27. Rook Ma Dine - The Ethiopians 2
28. The Removers - Ansel Collins 2
29. Cabbage Leaf - Val Bennett 3
30. This Land - Carl Dawkins 3
31. Try To Be Happy - The Clarendonians 3
32. Drop Him - The Ethiopians 3
33. Version Drop - The J.J. All Stars 3
34. Coolie Man - The Cambodians 3
35. Get Together - Carl Dawkins 3
36. Instalment No.3 - Family Man 3
37. Number One Version - Tony 3
38. Wreck It Up Version - The J.J. All Stars 3
39. Come Along - The Clarendonians 4
40. I'll Never Be Blue - Carl Dawkins 4
41. I'll Never Be Blue (Instr.) - The J.J. All Stars 4
42. Don't Go (Alt. Version) - The Ethiopians 4
43. Make Good - Stranger ; Gladdy 4
44. Put It Good - The Bleechers 4
45. Perseverance - Carl Dawkins 4
46. He's Not A Rebel - The Ethiopians 4
47. Nyah Man Story - The Linkers 4
48. Lion's Den - The Kingstonians 4
49. I Feel Good - Carl Dawkins 5
50. Selah - The Ethiopians 5
51. Selah - The J.J. All Stars 5
52. Rocking To Ethiopia - Dennis Alcapone 5
53. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Carl Dawkins 5
54. Slim Girl - The Kingstonians* 5
55. I'm A Believer - The Ethiopians 5
56. My Whole World Has Ended - Carl Dawkins 5
57. Soup - Lloyd Young 5
58. Collecting Coins - The J.J. All Stars

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Two CDs. By the close of the '60s, record retailer and jukebox businessman Karl 'J. J. ' Johnson was firmly established as one of Jamaica's leading record producers, having released a string of best-selling rock steady and proto-reggae 45s by such noted local acts as Lee 'Scratch' Perry, the Rulers, Carl Dawkins, the Kingstonians and the Ethiopians. Early in 1969, a lucrative agreement with British record label, Trojan, emboldened the ambitious entrepreneur to release an album comprising a dozen of his latest recordings in the new reggae style. Entitled Reggae Power, the LP was dominated by regular hit-makers, the Ethiopians, whose recent singles had proved so popular in Britain that the group had been prompted to make a promotional tour of the country. Their trip led to Trojan dramatically reworking the Reggae Power long-player for it's UK release, replacing all but two non-Ethiopians tracks with further J. J. -produced works by the trio, before issuing it in new artwork. But with the Ethiopians collection already available on the Doctor Bird CD, Reggae Power & Woman Capture Man, it is the Jamaican version of the album that provides the inspiration for this exciting double-disc compilation, which collects the bulk of J. J. Johnson's output from 1968 to 1972, including numerous reggae hits and 17 recordings new to CD.