Amalgamated Records Part 2

AMG 811

A. The Pioneers – Give Me Little Loving

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Their first release on UK Amalgamated but they had recorded other material on the Jamaican label which had come out in the UK on Blue Cat. ‘Give Me Little Lovin’ is available on the Trojan CD Give and Take: The Best of The Pioneers.

B. Lynn Tait & The Jets – This Is Soul

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A strange experimental instrumental track. ‘This Is Soul’ was available on Get On Up! – Joe Gibbs Rocksteady [1967-68].

AMG 812

A. The Mellotones – Fat Girl In Red

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I don’t know much about the Mellotones, I think Winston Francis was a member. ‘Fat Girl In Red’ is available on the Trojan CD Lyn Taitt & The Jets – Hold Me Tight – Anthology 65-73.

B. The Versatiles – Trust The Book

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Another great track from The Versatiles. ‘Trust The Book’ is available on Trojan Rocksteady Box Set.

AMG 813

A. Victor Morris – Now I Am All Alone

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Not available on CD.

B. Victor Morris – Fall And Rise

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A nice rhythm track, but a dodgy vocal performance, It is not available on CD.

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AMG 814

A. Pioneers – Long Shot

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The predecessor of ‘Longshot Kick De Bucket’ but a much better track. It didn’t have the commercial success of the followup but it was still a big record and the rhythm track was re-used for ‘Jackpot’. ‘Long Shot’ is available on VP Records Joe Gibbs Scorchers From The Early Years (1967-73).

B. Pioneers – Dip And Fall Back

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A rocksteady number featuring some nice steel band business. ‘Dip And Fall Back’ is available on The Pioneers – Let Your Yeah Be Yeah – Anthology 1966-86.

AMG 815

A. Roy Shirley – The World Needs Love

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Another strong record by Roy Shirley. ‘The World Needs Love’ Is available on the Westside CD Roy Shirley – Your Musical Priest (1966-72).

B. Roy Shirley – Dance The A-Una

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On the same rythym as The Grovers – Day By Day. Released in Jamaica on Joe Gibbs’ new imprint Jogib. ‘Dance The Auna’ is or was available on Joe Gibbs Rock Steady Early Years Vol. 2 on the Rocy One label.

AMG 816

A. Dennis Walks – Having A Party

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Not my favourite Amalgamated release but not a bad record. It was released as the flip to ‘Jackpot’ on the Jamaican Amalgamated release. Having A Party’ was available on the now deleted Trojan CD Get On Up! – Joe Gibbs Rocksteady [1967-68]

B. The Groovers – Day By Day

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A great piece of rocksteady. ‘Day By Day’ was released as the flip to Eric Monty Morris’ ‘Cinderella’ on it’s Jamaican release. ‘Day By Day’ was available on Trojan CD Get On Up! – Joe Gibbs Rocksteady [1967-68].

AMG 817

A. The Mellotones – Feel Good

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The second Mellotones release on the UK Amalgamated label ‘Feel Good’ was available on the Trojan CD Jackpot Of Hits & Explosive Rocksteady which put two Amalgamated lps on one CD, unfortunately it has been deleted.

B. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics – Soulful Mood

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I have only heard this tune from the Joe Gibbs And Freinds – The Reggae Train Lp, not from the orginal 7″ but if it is correctly labled on the Lp this is the same  track as AMG 830 B side Caterpillar Rock. It is not available on CD.

AMG 818

A. The Creations – Holding Out

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A cover of Robert Parker’s ‘Holdin’ Out’ it the first release for The Creations on Amalgamated, but they had already recorded a single for Joe Gibbs that came out on Unity in Jamaica and on Rio in the UK. ‘Holding Out’ is another track that was available on the Trojan CD Jackpot Of Hits & Explosive Rocksteady.

B. The Creations – Get On Up

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Has a similar intro as Lynn Tait & The Jets – This Is Soul. For me it has an almost Afrofunk kind of flavour. Again it was available on the Trojan album of the same name Get On Up! – Joe Gibbs Rocksteady [1967-68].

AMG 819

A. Jackie Robinson – Over And Over

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A solo release from The Pioneers’ lead singer Jackie Robinson. Yet again it was available on Get On Up! – Joe Gibbs Rocksteady [1967-68].

B. The Spanishites – Woman Of Samaria

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Miscredited to Jackie Robinson on the UK pressng, It is actually The Spanishites, who I know nothing about. It was  the flip to The Vestatiles – ‘Push It In’ on it’s Jamaican release. As far as I know it has never been issued on CD.

AMG 820

A. Errol Dunkley – Love Brother

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The last track of Errol Dunkley’s to be released on Amalgamated before he split from Joe Gibbs and went to work with Coxsone Dodd. An Instrumental version was done by Lyn Taitt and the Jets called ‘Sleepy Ludy’. ‘Love Brother’ is available on the Heartbeat CD Explosive Rocksteady.

B. Lyn Taitt & The Jets – I Spy

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Another great instrumental and once again it was available on the Trojan compilation Get On Up! – Joe Gibbs Rocksteady [1967-68].

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Amalgamated Records Part 2 — 6 Comments

  1. The album ‘Reggae Train’ was also issued as a CD (CDTRL 261) and has ‘Soulful Mood’, although I am sure it is long deleted.

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