Amalgamated Records Part 4

AMG 831

A. The Royals – Never See Come See

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A nice early reggae number by The Royals (Roy Cousins, Bertram Johnson and Errol Wilson). It’s The Royals having a dig at The Pioneers ‘Easy Come Easy Go’, probably because the recorded it for Leslie Kong not Joe Gibbs (‘Long Shot, Tickle Me and Jackpot those were the tunes that put you on top’). ‘Never See Come See’ is available on The Tamoki Wambesi CD The Royals – 1964-1981 Sweat.

B. Carl ‘Cannonball Bryan – Jumping Jack

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Credited to The Blenders and called ‘Runcus’ on the Jamaican release. ‘Jumping Jack’ was available on the now deleted Trojan CD Joe Gibbs Mood (The Amalgamated Label 1968-1971).

AMG 832

A. Ansell Collins – Secret Weapon

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The instrumental cut to The Pioneers ‘Catch The Beat’. It was released on Pressure Beat as ‘Follow This Beat’ and credited to the Destroyers where it was the flip to ‘Pussy Catch A Fire’. ‘Secret Weapon’ is available on the Trojan Producer Series Box Set.

B. The Conquerors – Jumpy Jumpy Girl

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‘Jumpy Jumpy Girl’ is available on the VP records CD Joe Gibbs Scorchers From The Early Years (1967-73).

AMG 833

A. The Pioneers – Don’t You Know

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‘Don’t You Know’ was available on the Trojan CD The Pioneers – Let Your Yeah Be Yeah – Anthology 1966-86, which has now been deleted.

B. The Pioneers – Me Naw Go A Bellevue

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Wrongly titled ‘Me Naw Go A Believe’ on the UK release, I expect ‘Naw Go A Bellevue’ refers to the Bellevue mental hospital where Don Drummond died. Again ‘Naw Go A Bellevue’ was available on the Trojan CD The Pioneers – Let Your Yeah Be Yeah – Anthology 1966-86, which has now been deleted.

AMG 834

A. The Crashers – Hurry Come Up

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A great track from Winston Jarrett’s Crashers. ‘Hurry Come Up’ is based on the Ethiopians’ ‘Everything Crash’ and was released in Jamaica as the flip to ‘Gimme Gimme Girl’. It was once available on Trojan’s Jackpot Of Hits & Explosive Rock steady but this has been deleted.

B. The Crashers – Off Track

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A nice rock steady instrumental unfortunately it is not available on CD.

AMG 835

A. The Pioneers – Mama Look Deh

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It was this rhythm used for the much bigger hit ‘Monkey Man’ by Toots and the Maytals. There was also and instrumental cut on Amalgamated ‘Niney Special’ and a DJ cut ‘On The Move’.’Mama Look Deh’ is available on the VP records CD Joe Gibbs Scorchers From The Early Years (1967-73).

B. The Blenders – Decimal Currency

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‘Decimal Currency’ is available on the Trojan Instrumentals Box Set.

AMG 836

A. The Soulmates – Them A Laugh And A Ki Ki

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The Soulmates / Pioneers ‘Them A Laugh And A Ki Ki’ was released in Jamaica Amalgamated with ‘Baby Don’t Be Late’ as the flip and later on Jogib with ‘Just Like A River’ as the flip. Again ‘Them A Laugh And A Ki Ki’ is available on the VP records CD Joe Gibbs Scorchers From The Early Years (1967-73).

B. The Hippy Boys – The Hippys Are Here

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An instrumental cut to Eric ‘Monty’ Morris’ ‘Cinderella’. ‘Hippys Are Here’ is available on the Trojan Instrumentals Box Set.

AMG 837

A. Ernest Wilson – My Private Number

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Credited to Ernest Jones on the UK Amalgamated release. It is a cover of William Bell & Judy Clay’s ‘Private Number’. Also released on Pama’s Crab label. It is available on VP records CD Joe Gibbs Scorchers From The Early Years (1967-73)

B. Glen Adams – She’s So Fine

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Credited to Ernest Wilson on the UK release, It is in fact Glen Adams. A slightly different mix of ‘She’s So Fine’ is available on the Kingston Sounds CD Rock Steady Fever.

AMG 838

A. Stranger Cole – What Moma No Want She Get

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‘What Moma No Want She Get’ is available on the Trojan CD Bangarang: The Best of Stranger Cole 1962-1972.

B. Stranger Cole – We Two

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‘We Two’ is available on the Trojan CD Bangarang: The Best of Stranger Cole 1962-1972.

AMG 839

A. The Soul Sisters – Wreck A Buddy

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Both sides of this record are well known and are featured on just about every compilation of X-rated reggae. ‘Wreck A Buddy’ was originally released in Jamaica as the flip to The Pioneers ‘Who The Cap Fits’. It is available on the Trojan X-Rated Box Set and the VP records CD Joe Gibbs Scorchers From The Early Years (1967-73), probably many other CDs too.

B. The Versatiles – Push It In

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Released In Jamaica as the flip to ‘Woman Of Sumeria’ ‘Push It In’ is available on the Trojan X-Rated Box Set.

AMG 840

A. The Pioneers – Who The Cap Fit

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‘Who The Cap Fit’ was available on the Trojan CD The Pioneers – Let Your Yeah Be Yeah – Anthology 1966-86.

B. The Pioneers – I’m Moving On

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‘I’m Moving On’ was available on the Trojan CD Jackpot Of Hits & Explosive Rock steady, which has been deleted.

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Comments

Amalgamated Records Part 4 — 6 Comments

  1. ernest wilson /Glen Adams – She’s So Fine.this one i actualy have yep the amalgamted version is different has girly backing vocals nice sax and bit more bassy.
    nick

  2. Pioneers ‘Who the cap fits’ is probably my fave Pioneers tune…I have it on a blank, but it sounds like the tape wasn’t running at the beginning, resulting in a jump start…wonder if there is a cut with a clean start?

  3. AMG837 is actually (allegedly!) a Bunny Lee production – hence no J A Gibson credit on the label. It would also explain Private Number’s appearance on Crab

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