Bogus Freddie Mckay tune on "Kingston Allstars..."

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Bogus Freddie Mckay tune on "Kingston Allstars..."

Postby skunkride » Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:53 pm

Remember this one was discussed on the old board but can't remember the conclusions...just got the "Kingston Allstars Meet Downtown At King Tubbys" LP on Kingston Sounds label & i must say that this is an excellent compilation (although coming from the always suspicious Jamaican Recordings label) - heavy roots all the way, excellent music & some tunes that i don't think were ever released...probably got mixed recently from the master tapes but surely sound like they were voiced at Tubbys !

Anyway - my question is about the first track - it is titled "Going" by Freddie Mckay but doesn't sound exactly like him...a bit similar to Ronnie Davis but doesn't sound like him either...anyone know who actually voiced this tune ?

Another question regarding this strange LP is about the "Some Good" track credited to one Locksley Castell (am i allowed to say his name here ?) - this sounds clearly like "Earth Wind & Fire" by Paul Blackman but in different pitch & different mix than the version i know so i wonder if it's really the Blackman tune or a Castell remake ?

Here is the track list :

1. GOING FREDDIE McKAY
2.HEAR ME NOW STAR CORNELL CAMPBELL
3.THE CHILDREN HORACE ANDY
4.NO LICK NO CUP JOHNNY CLARKE
5.TROUBLE LINVAL THOMPSON
6.STAND UP & FIGHT YABBY - U
7.LEGGO VIOLENCE JOHNNY CLARKE
8.LIVING IN FEAR JIMMY RILEY
9.YOUR COMPANY CORNELL CAMPBELL
10.SOME GOOD LOCKSLEY CASTELL
11.JUDGEMENT TIME WAYNE JARRETT
12.DI WICKED DEM LINVAL THOMPSON
13.TONIGHT RONNIE DAVIS

Thanks !
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Postby reggaepostman » Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:01 pm

The first song is indeed not by Freddie but by one Al McKay.I don't know if they put that out (also on 10") on purpose under Freddie's name , because he's more wellknown.Anyone who knows Freddie (even one song) can tell it's not him.The 10" also is unlistenable, soundwise (that is my copy), skips a lot.
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Postby skunkride » Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:51 pm

Cheers reggaepostman ! It looks much more reasonable now...
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Postby AdamClark » Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:04 pm

where is this LP available from?
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Postby skunkride » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:39 pm

Adam - i first ordered it from Dub Vendor but recieved a different LP...than i ordered it from Ernie B but they are out of stock at the moment. Shouldn't be too hard to find though as Jamaican Recordings albums are all over the place...
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Postby dudley one » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:10 am

it's not a bad album, but the mixing is not authentic. 8)
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Postby j j » Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:29 am

i thought it was decided that the guys name was Ken McKay?????

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Re: Bogus Freddie Mckay tune on "Kingston Allstars..."

Postby j j » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:55 am

This thread dates back in 2008 to 2010- i think i am recalling the post on the original original blood & fire phorum that someone had supplied the name Ken McKay & i actually noted the name on that 10" & the CD at the time.If not i wonder where did i get the name "Ken" Mckay :?:
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