Best reggae version of a non-reggae original

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Best reggae version of a non-reggae original

Postby Anonymous » Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:36 am

My fave (again off the top of my head):

Don't Throw Stones - Prince Buster.

And one that has been rocking the Christmas parties I've been playing at (without my 'Mash it Up!' hat on):

Jamaican in New York - Shinehead
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Postby Jackie Pablo » Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:54 am

Suspicious Minds - The Heptones
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Postby Dubac » Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:58 am

...one I heard for the Rock Steady category -

Sounds of Silence (Sound Dimension/Gaylads?)
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Postby Dadi Digi » Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:23 pm

Bitty Mc Clean's version of Smokey Robinsons - Being with you.

LUV it to di max !!!
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Postby Dave Hendley » Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:43 pm

that includes about 50% or more of all tunes recorded in Jamaica during the 60s & 70s! - but I think I know what you mean.....'I'll Be Around' - Otis Gayle gets my vote - still thrills me everytime I hear it the same way it did 30 years ago.
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Postby Ekki » Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:03 pm

Hop Special (Whiter shade of pale) / Roland Alphonso
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Postby Anonymous » Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:18 pm

Chenley Duffus - To Be A Lover (William Bell's I Forgot To Be Your Lover)
Stingers - Forward Up (Elvis Presley / Otis Blackwell's All Shook Up)
both on Lee Perry & Friends - Give Me Power on Trojan

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Postby crazydownbeat » Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:59 pm

Toally agree with Dave "I'll be around" is a masterpiece

"Lonely Soldier"-Gregory Isaacs(Mike Williams I believe)anyone know any versions of this rhythm?
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Postby benja » Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:26 pm

Rockfort Rock

(Originally a latin tune, right?)
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Postby Ash » Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:39 pm

The Heptones - I Shall Be Released, also their version of Suspicious Minds was pretty good.
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Postby mghifi » Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:03 pm

The Sensations - Lonely Lover
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Postby Ghetto Child » Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:03 pm

Yes, "I shall be released" is great, both Coxsone and Lee Perry version.
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Postby Ash » Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:19 pm

The Lee Perry version....definitive.
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Postby crazydownbeat » Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:26 pm

I rather like the Uniques version on their showcase lp
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Postby Anonymous » Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:35 pm

Lonely Soldier was by Mike Williams on Atlantic C.D.

You're thinking of William Bell's "Marching Off To War" on Stax!

So many great cover versions, think we did this during our recent vacation on the Trojan board too :D

My favourite cover at the moment is The Heptones' cover of Dock Of The Bay on a Studio 1 12".

Respect

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