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Various Artists - Rise Jamaica


Limited edition 28 track 2LP colour vinyl set (Disc 1 Green Vinyl & Disc 2 Yellow Vinyl).

Marking the 60th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence in August 2022, this celebratory album collection showcases an array of major hits and previously unissued tracks all of which were recorded in the year that the island became a sovereign nation: 1962.

The first of the two discs focuses on the biggest home-grown sellers of the year, featuring ska and r&b hits by such celebrated foundation artists as Jimmy Cliff, Derrick Morgan, Owen Gray and Don Drummond, while he second disc comprises previously unissued recordings, produced by the country’s leading sound system operator-turned-record producer, Duke Reid.


1. Al T Joe - "Rise Jamaica (Independence Time Is Here)"
2. Jimmy Cliff - "Miss Jamaica" (with The Beverley's All-Stars)
3. Owen Gray - "My One Desire" (with The Sonny Bradshaw Quartet)
4. Drumbago's All Stars - "Duck Soup" (with Duke Reid's Group)
5. The Beltones - "Gloria (Love)"
6. Roy & Patsy - "My Happy Home" (with Hersang & His Combo)
7. Derrick Morgan - "The Hop" (with The Beverley's All-Stars)

1. Derrick Morgan - "Forward March" (with The Beverley's All-Stars)
2. Lloyd Clarke & Smithie's Sextet - "Good Morning"
3. Don Drummond's Group - "Twelve Minutes To Go" (with Duke Reid's Group - 1962 version)
4. Jimmy Cliff - "Hurricane Hattie"
5. Owen Gray - "Midnight Track"
6. Derrick Morgan & Patsy Todd - "Housewife's Choice" (with The Beverley's All-Stars)
7. Lord Creator - "Independent Jamaica" (with The Joe Williams Orchestra)

1. Roland Alphonso - "Chick Chick" (with Duke Reid's Group)
2. Stranger & Ken - "Power" (with Duke Reid's Group - take 2)
3. Roland Alphonso - "As Teardrops Fall" (with Duke Reid's Group)
4. Cosmo & Dennis - "Baby Please Don't Go" (with Duke Reid's Group)
5. Roland Alphonso - "Neck Tie" (with Duke Reid's Group - take 2)
6. Midnight Train - "Hortense Ellis" (with Duke Reid's Group)
7. The Duke Reid All Stars - "Herring Bone" (with Duke Reid's Group)

1. Roland Alphonso & Duke Reid's Group - "Double Six"
2. Stranger & Patsy - "This Is Love" (with Duke Reid's Group - take 2)
3. Frank Cosmo - "Have Mercy Baby" (with Duke Reid's Group)
4. Roland Alphonso - "Honeycomb" (with Duke Reid's Group)
5. Stranger & Ken - "Straight Home (I'm Going Home)" (with Duke Reid's Group)
6. Duke Reid's Group - "Woodchoppers Ball (Mellow Champagne)" (take 2)
7. Cosmo & Dennis - "I'm Gone" (with Duke Reid's Group)

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