Other Amalgamated Records

The Jupiters – The Return Of Ezekial

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‘The Return Of Ezekial’ was released on Amalgamated in Jamaica and to my knowledge was never released in the UK. It is not currently available on CD.

Roy Shirley – Hold Them

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‘Hold Them’ was released on Amalgamated In Jamaica (and later on Jogibs) and on Doctor Bird in the UK. It is widely considered to be one of the first true rocksteady tunes. ‘Hold Them’ was reissued on a Joe Gibbs Record Globe Label and is available on the VP Records CD Joe Gibbs Scorchers From The Early Years (1967-73).

Roy Shirley – Be Good

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‘Be Good’ is basically an alternative version of ‘Hold Them’. It is available on the Heartbeat CD Explosive Rock Steady – Joe Gibbs’ Amalgamated Label 1967-1973.

Keith Blake – Musically

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Released on an Amalgamated Blank In Jamaica (I’m not sure if it got a label release as well) and on Blue Cat in the UK, Musically is a beautiful rock steady vocal. It is currently available on the VP records CD Joe Gibbs Scorchers From The Early Years (1967-73).

Keith Blake – Moving On

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A nice track in it’s own right but it is overshadowed by the A side. It is currently not available on CD.

The Pioneers – Shake It Up

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‘Shake It Up’ was available on the now deleted Trojan CD The Pioneers – Let Your Yeah Be Yeah – Anthology 1966-86

The Pioneers – Goodies Are The Greatest

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A nice rudeboy number, ‘ Goodies Are The Greatest’ is available on the Trojan Rude Boy Box Set.

The Pioneers – Give It To Me

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A great vocal rock steady cut, ‘Give It To Me’ is available on VP records’ Joe Gibbs Scorchers From The Early Years (1967-73).

The Leaders – Someday Someway

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Another nice vocal number. ‘Someday Someway’ is not available on CD as far as I know.

The Pioneers – Whip Them

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Another nice piece of rocksteady from the Pioneers. ‘Whip Them’ was available on the now deleted Trojan CD The Pioneers – Let Your Yeah Be Yeah – Anthology 1966-86.

The Pioneers – Some Having A Bawl

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‘Some Having A Bawl’ is available on the Trojan Rude Boy Box Set.

Neville Irons (Hinds) – Soul Glide

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An organ cut to The Pioneers ‘Shake It Up’. ‘Soul Glide’ was available on Trojan’s Get On Up! – Joe Gibbs Rocksteady [1967-68].

The Dynamics – My Friends

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A nice rocksteady number which is the vocal cut of ‘Dee’s Special’ it was available on Trojan’s Get On Up! – Joe Gibbs Rocksteady [1967-68].

Errol Dunkley – You’re Gonna Need Me

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‘You’re Gonna Need Me’ was Errol Dunkley’s first hit record. Released on Amalgamated in Jamaica and on Rio in the UK. It is cover of the soul singer Barbara Lynn’s original on Jamie records. ‘You’re Gonna Need Me’ has be re- pressed on a Joe Gibbs Record Globe 7″ and was available on the Trojan CD ‘Get On Up! – Joe Gibbs Rocksteady [1967-68]’.

Errol Dunkley – Seek And You’ll Find

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‘Seek And You Will Find’ was available on the now deleted Rhino CD Errol Dunkley – The Early Years

The Soulmates – Baby Don’t Be Late

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Released as the B Side To ‘Dem A Laugh An A KI KI’, ‘Baby Don’t Be Late’ was only released on the UK Amalgamated label on the Pioneers Album ‘Greetings From The Pioneers’. As far as I know it is not available on CD.

The Pioneers – Gimme Gimme Girl

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Released as the B Side to the Crashers ‘Hurry Come Up’ on this Jamaican Amalgamated blank (I’m not sure if it had a label release) it released on the UK Amalgamated label on the Pioneers Album ‘Greetings From The Pioneers’. As far as I know it is not available on CD.

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The Jet Set – Night Eagle

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Released as the B Side to ‘Na-Na-Hey-Hey’ and as far as I know it was’nt released on the UK Amalgamated label. It is not available on CD.

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Dennis Walks – Belly Lick

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‘Belly Lick’ is available on the Trojan Reggae Brothers Box Set.

Drumbago And The Blenders – The Game Song

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‘The Game Song’ is available on the Trojan Revive Box Set

Drumbago & The Blenders – Reggae Jeggae

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‘Reggae Jeggae’ is available on the Trojan CD of the same name.

Tyrone Taylor – Delilah

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

The Pioneers – Run Come Walla

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Released In Jamaica as the flip to ‘Dope Mi Pony’, ‘Run Come Walla’ was available on the Trojan CD Longshot Kick The Bucket – The Best Of The Pioneers.


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