January 3, 2015, at 10:54 am

Eight Sevens From Reggae Fever

Last month Swiss record dealers Reggae Fever announced the reissue of a second batch of 7″ singles:

  • Blue Bells – Love Time/Ecclesiastes Band – Part Two Dub (Premier/Reggae Fever)
    The first of two Hector Wright productions to see re-release. This dates from 1982 and was recoded at Channel One.
  • Blue Bells – Come Along /Upsetters – Along Came A Dub (Premier/Reggae Fever)
    Dating from 1976 this was recorded at Lee Perry’s Black Ark studio with Scratch himself as engineer.
  • Kenneth Wilson – Chapters Of Life /Drum Beat All Stars – Good Life (Drum-Beat/Reggae Fever)
    Produced by Kenneth “Drumbeat” Wilson in 1971 apparently this was the only recording of him behind the mic. Recorded at Randy’s in 1971.
  • Clarendonians – What A Bam Bam Medley/Prince Williams – Big Bam Bam (Drum-Beat/Reggae Fever)
    I didn’t know there was much of a market for medleys these days but maybe Reggae Fever know better. The vocal piece was recoded in 1971 at Randy’s with the deejay cut voiced at Tubby’s a full three years later. Another Kenneth Wilson production.
  • Clarendonians – A Day Will Come/Drum Beat All Stars – Version (Drum-Beat/Reggae Fever)
    Kenneth Wilson producing at Randy’s in 1971 again. A really nice vocal.
  • Peter Austin – The Ghetto (Can Be A Beautiful Place)/Stud All Stars – The Ghetto Dub (Stud/Reggae Fever) A joint Peter Austin/Kenneth Wilson production, Originally recorded at Channel One in 1975 but apparently the vocal was lost so this was re-voiced in 1977.
  • Allah & Loyd Deslandes – Hide And Seek /Lloyd Deslandes – Version (Big Sax/Reggae Fever)
    A Lloyd Deslandes production released in 1972. I’d always assumed this was by Prince Allah but Reggae Fever say it’s actually Ervin “Allah” Lloyd from Chalice.
  • Lloydie And The Mellotones – Lover Come Back/Hippy Boys – Death Rides A Horse (Big Sax/Reggae Fever)
    Last but not least two Lloyd Deslandes productions from 1969. A vocal from the producer alongside the Mellotones and a lovely Spaghetti Western inspired instrumental from the Hippy Boys.

All of these are currently available -check the Reggae Fever shop.

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