Trojans recent series of 7″ issues have been a mixed bunch, many have been great but a few haven’t. It’s good to report that the latest issue on the Big Shot is up there with the very best of them. Two tracks claiming to be Ken Lack (Caltone) productions that must date from 1968. The A side is the Emotions – You Are The One a nice track in it’s own right but is overshadowed by the B side – Girls Like Dirt (probably) by Phil Pratt.
Phil Pratt – Girls Like Dirt
Girls Like Dirt was issued on a Wriggle Spoon pre in Jamaica which means it’s more likely (but not definite) that this is a Phil Pratt production, though Pratt and Caltone (plus to an extent Tommy McCook) were in the same camp in the rocksteady era and productions tend to overlap on different labels. Either way it’s a killer tune and a welcome reissue. You can only buy this direct from the Trojan online store, it retails at Â£7.99 and is a limited edition press of 400.
The Emotions – You Are The One
For more on Caltone productions check the DanceCrasher feature.