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25th October 2016

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ALL STAR TOP HITS
Various Artists (1961)

Coxsone
matrix: C-LP.2 - A - ALL STAR TOP HITS -
C-LP -1-B -ALL STAR TOP HITS -

Stew Peas And Cornflakes (Aubrey Adams & Rico Rodriguez); Answer Me My Darling (Derrick Harriott); River Jordan (Clancy Eccles); Salt Lane Shuffle (Clue J & His Blues Blasters); Jeanie Girl (Charmers); Don Cosmic (Don Drummond) // Oceans 11 (Roland Alphonso & Cecil Lloyd); Over The River (Jiving Juniors); My Heaven (Alton Ellis & Eddie Perkins); Just Cool (Roland Alphonso & Carol McLaughlin); Du-Du-Whap (Chuck Josephs & Dobby Dobson); Lonely Moments (Lascelles Perkins)

First Jamaican pressing, initially issued in a plain sleeve. ((Click sleeve to enlarge))

Gerenerally believed to be Coxsone's first LP (but see JAMAICAN ALL STARS for the latest information), it was recorded at Federal Recording Studio in 1961 (the Brentford Road studio did not open until 1963) and was originally released in Jamaica on the All Stars label ((Click label to enlarge)). It was also issued in the UK in the same year as JAMAICAN BLUES on the Blue Beat label. Subsequently repressed in 1991 on the Coxsone label in the facsimile sleeve illustrated below, and on CD in 1991 as part of the Heartbeat SKA BONANZA compilation (HB 86/87).

ALL STAR TOP HITS
Various Artists (1991)

Coxsone
matrix: C-LP.2 - A - ALL STAR TOP HITS -
C-LP -1-B -ALL STAR TOP HITS -

Stew Peas And Cornflakes (Aubrey Adams & Rico Rodriguez); Answer Me My Darling (Derrick Harriott); River Jordan (Clancy Eccles); Salt Lane Shuffle (Clue J & His Blues Blasters); Jeanie Girl (Charmers); Don Cosmic (Don Drummond) // Oceans 11 (Roland Alphonso & Cecil Lloyd); Over The River (Jiving Juniors); My Heaven (Alton Ellis & Eddie Perkins); Just Cool (Roland Alphonso & Carol McLaughlin); Du-Du-Whap (Chuck Josephs & Dobby Dobson); Lonely Moments (Lascelles Perkins)

Jamaican repress in facsimile sleeve.

ALL STAR TOP HITS
Various Artists

Coxsone
matrix: C-LP.2 - A - ALL STAR TOP HITS -
C-LP -1-B -ALL STAR TOP HITS -

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All Star Top Hits
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Stew Peas And Cornflakes (Aubrey Adams & Rico Rodriguez); Answer Me My Darling (Derrick Harriott); River Jordan (Clancy Eccles); Salt Lane Shuffle (Clue J & His Blues Blasters); Jeanie Girl (Charmers); Don Cosmic (Don Drummond) // Oceans 11 (Roland Alphonso & Cecil Lloyd); Over The River (Jiving Juniors); My Heaven (Alton Ellis & Eddie Perkins); Just Cool (Roland Alphonso & Carol McLaughlin); Du-Du-Whap (Chuck Josephs & Dobby Dobson); Lonely Moments (Lascelles Perkins)

Later Jamaican repress.

The most recent repress, with a slightly different sleeve design.

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