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Postby radio wansmaak » Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:05 pm

hmmmmm....
how would you rate this lp? what year was this recorded? are these
rocksteady instrumentals?

thank you!

Tommy McCook with the supersonics - Top Secret (Techniques label)

1. Green Mango
2. Top Secret
3. Wild Bunch
4. Green Apple
5. Beruit
6. Jungle Skank
7. West Street Special
8. Bag, Bad & Bold
9. Midnight Time
10. Mystic Mood
PRODUCTION
PRODUCED BY: Winston Riley
RECORDED AT: Treasure Isle
MIXED BY: Winston Riley
MUSICIANS
BASS: Jackie Jackson, Lloyd Brevet, Robbie
DRUMS: Lloyd Nibbs, Drum Bago, Sly
GUITAR: Jah Jerry, Lyn Tate, Chinna
KEYBOARDS: Winston Wright, Gladdy, Jackie Mittoo
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Postby Ital Dokta » Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:09 pm

Recorded around 1969 in more of a rock steady or early reggae style if I remember correctly, quite nice album!
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Postby JV » Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:13 pm

Early to mid 70's tracks. I don't think any of them are 60's nor rocksteady. It's quite funny, the album is credited to Tommy McCook but it's Lester Sterling & Roland Alphonso posing on the cover and from the Skatalites days which this album is quite far from. Good album anyway.
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Postby JV » Sun Dec 12, 2004 9:50 pm

Those olden Skatalites musicians Brevett, Knibb & Jah Jerry are definitely not present on this compilation. I remember someone asked about this compilation from Brevett & Knibb and they were really surprised of their inclusion on those tunes they had never heard before :shock:. And you can forget that Supersonics title as well. Almost everything about this album is bogus, but in spite of it sounds very good no matter who played what and when. Winston Riley is to be blamed of this confusion.
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Top Secret v Green Mango

Postby prajna » Sun Dec 12, 2004 9:56 pm

Is Top Secret a different set from Green Mango on Attack?

Record date : 1974
Produced by Winston Riley

Green Mango
Roast Fish
Funky Stuff
Hot Pepper
Stag Lack No. 17
Concrete Rock
Reggae Masterpiece
Autumn Mood
Walk On The Wildside
Musical Rocket (Prince Far I)
Jumbo Skank
Slow Piece
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Postby JV » Sun Dec 12, 2004 10:24 pm

Green Mango shares a couple of tunes with Top Secret, and the rest of the tunes on Top secret are typical Channel One rockers style stuff from the period of ca. 75-76. Great stuff but there's absolutely no relation to anything that would be called the Supersonics, suave rocksteady or early reggae it's often associated with. Don't even know if Tommy McCook's present on all the tracks either. Bogus.
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Postby radio wansmaak » Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:09 pm

JV, ital dokta, prajna, thanks for your informative posts above! :)

JV, you seem to be a supersonics connoisseur ;)
could you perhaps then recommend some supersonics tunes or albums?



my favourite supersonics tune is called "second fiddle"!
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Supersonics

Postby JV » Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:27 pm

Look no further than this excellent compilation from Heartbeat, Run Rhythm Run.http://www.rounder.com/index.php?id=album.php&catalog_id=5653
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Postby prajna » Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:15 pm

I'm neither JV nor a Supersonics expert, but Tommy McCooks "On Bond Street" (Trojan I think) is a fine collection of rocksteadty instrumentals.
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Postby eddie » Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:09 pm

Nice album., pretty much in the same veign as the Run Rhythm Run compilation.
Issued on Cd a few years ago by Beatville Records.

Check http://www.roots-archives.com/release/1562 for that release.
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Postby JV » Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:42 pm

eddie wrote:Nice album., pretty much in the same veign as the Run Rhythm Run compilation.
Issued on Cd a few years ago by Beatville Records.

Check http://www.roots-archives.com/release/1562 for that release.


It's basically re-hashing/recycling of that Top Secret album with some more tracks from Green Mango. It's great music, but it's not a Supersonics album either. And that recorded at Treasure Isle bit is a lie too. Even a 5-year toddler can tell it's not recorded there.
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Postby radio wansmaak » Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:19 pm

thanks to all again!

prajna, it's okay to not be jv or a supersonics connoisseur ;)

Down on Bond Street by Tommy McCook & the Supersonics:
http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/album ... ull#review

http://www.reggae-store.com/img/51728.jpg

Inez
Saboo
Shadow Of Your Smile
Music Is My Occupation
Our Man Flint
Mad Mad Mad
Ode To Billy Joe
Heatwave
World Needs Love
Flying Home
Mary Poppins
Yellow Basket The (A Tisket A Tasket)
Second Fiddle
Down On Bond Street
Wall Street Shuffle
Moody Ska
Real Cool
Tommy's Rocksteady
Soul Serenade
Persian Cat (In A Persian Market)
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