Tommy McCook - Sidewalk Doctor: Studio/Producer?

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Tommy McCook - Sidewalk Doctor: Studio/Producer?

Postby prajna » Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:44 pm

Been playing this track on high rotate this week thanks to a hook-up from a kind baffer. Been after the track since I heard I Roy's version a few years ago.

My question is, who is the producer and studio? Iknow Jackie Mittoo did a coupla versions, but Tommy's version doesn't sound like a S1 cut to many. Also, any idea when the track was released - sounds early 70s?

Great track irrespective, and one of my favourite Tommy McCook tracks.

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Postby benja » Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:22 am

Roots Knotty Roots has this info...

Producer listed as Byron Smith (70) or Ruddy's (72)

I Roy's album says: Produced by "Ruddy" Redwood in 72.
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Postby Jackie Pablo » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:37 am

"Stupid Doctor" - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics (Treasure Isle UK). It was the B side of Phyllis Dillon's 'Woman Of The Ghetto' and both tracks are on the same rhythm.

It was re-issued not so long ago.

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Postby charlie.reggae » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:38 am

Other cuts on the 'Woman of the ghetto' (aka 'Sidewalk doctor' rhythm) are:

Sidewalk killer - I Roy
Funky tang, The - Dennis Alcapone, c1970, Duke Reid
In the ghetto - Phyllis Dillon, 1971, Duke Reid
Street doctor - Prince Francis, c1977, Coxsone Dodd
Sidewalk doctor [10" Music Lab Vs] - Jackie Mittoo & The Brentford Rockers, c1974, Coxsone Dodd
In the ghetto - Hortense Ellis, c1971, Clive Chin

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Postby Jack Johnson » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:45 am

A few more plus labels:

Sidewalk killer / sidewalk doctor - I Roy / Tommy McCook (horn) - SRS 7"
Woman of the ghetto - Phyllis Dillon - Treasure Isle 7"
Stupid Doctor - Tommy McCook (Flute) - Treasure Isle Blank 7"
Poco Tempo - Pablove Black - Iron Side 7" (1st studio cut i think)
Ghetto Organ - Jackie Mittoo - Faze Four 7" (earlier cut to later 10")
Street Doctor - Prince Francis - Iron Side 7"
Woman of the ghetto - Hortense Ellis - Demon 7" (JA)
Guns in the ghetto - (?) - Impact 7"
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Postby prajna » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:51 am

thanks chaps. that's intruiging info. i havn't heard the phyllis dillon track; but i do have both the "down on bond street" and "run rhythm run" sets; and sidewalk doctor sounds even less a treasure isle production, than a studio one imo! shows how much i know clearly :?
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Postby Jackie Pablo » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:03 am

Two more top versions:

More Creation - Lennie Hibbert (Studio 1)
Apollo 13 - Prince Jazzbo (Studio 1)
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Postby Jack Johnson » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:12 pm

True! they put "more creation" out on a crisp 12" from soul jazz... so thats on 45 now aswell! wicked, wicked version that. one of soul jazz's better moments.
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