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Laurel Aitken: The Fantastic Laurel Aitken

Audio Samples

>Baby Please Don't Go
>Sex Machine
>Heile Heile (The Lion)
>Chop Chop Rock
>Can't Turn Your Back on Me
>Since You Left
>Do the Boogaloo
>Soul of Africa
>Dancing with My Baby
>Dallas Texas
>Rock Steady
>Reggae Mood
>I'll Never Love Any Girl (The Way I Love You)
>Baby I Need Your Loving
>Why Can't I Touch You
>Guilty
>Let True Love Begin
>Have You Ever Been Hurt
>Very Best I Can, The
>Our Day Will Come
>I Will Never Let You Down
>It's Too Late
>Slow Rock
>If There's a Hell Below
>Just a Little Bit of Your Loving
>Take Me in Your Arms (And Love Me)
>Two-Timing Woman

Track List

>Baby Please Don't Go
>Sex Machine
>Heile Heile (The Lion)
>Chop Chop Rock
>Can't Turn Your Back on Me
>Since You Left
>Do the Boogaloo
>Soul of Africa
>Dancing with My Baby
>Dallas Texas
>Rock Steady
>Reggae Mood
>I'll Never Love Any Girl (The Way I Love You)
>Baby I Need Your Loving
>Why Can't I Touch You
>Guilty
>Let True Love Begin
>Have You Ever Been Hurt
>Very Best I Can, The
>Our Day Will Come
>I Will Never Let You Down
>It's Too Late
>Slow Rock
>If There's a Hell Below
>Just a Little Bit of Your Loving
>Take Me in Your Arms (And Love Me)
>Two-Timing Woman

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this early '70s release from the 'Godfather Of Ska'. By 1972, Laurel Aitken was well and truly established as the Father of British Reggae, having dominated the country's Jamaican music scene since his arrival at the start of the '60s. But having enjoyed success with every UK-based West Indian record company of note over the previous eleven years, he was no longer content with simply domestic triumphs and set his sights on conquering foreign territories. So it was he took the unusual step of licensing his next album to companies in Europe and North America, while leaving his legions of British fans scrambling for the few copies available on import. 27 tracks. Pressure Drop. 2009.

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Mark Wyeth.



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