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23rd December 2018

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JUMP JAMAICA WAY
Various Artists (1963)

R&B / Ska Beat JBL 1111
matrix: R&B/EJL 1111

Four Seasons (Maytals); Green Island (Don Drummond); 6th And 7th Books (Maytals); Looking Through The Window (Don Drummond); Tell Me (Harris Seaton); It's Raining Outside (Charmers) // Out Of Nowhere (Lester Sterling Group); Long Walk Home (Charmers); Yours (Alton & Eddy); I Don't Know (Winston Stewart); Down Beat Special (Roland Alphonso & Group); Patricia (Tommy McCook)

Originally issued in the UK in 1963 on the R&B label and subsequently repressed on Ska Beat. Both came in the same laminated sleeve printed by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

An interesting collection of tracks licensed to R&B Discs Ltd. for UK distribution. Most of the titles were also issued as singles in Jamaica, before or after the release of the LP, but several titles only seem to appear here, including It's Raining Outside, Yours, Out Of Nowhere and Patricia.

JUMP JAMAICA WAY
Various Artists

Coxsone JBL 1111
matrix: R&B/EJL 1111

JUMP JAMAICA WAY
Various Artists

Blank label
matrix: FCLP 2483 / FCLP 2484

JUMP JAMAICA WAY
Various Artists

ND Records JBL 1111
matrix: WIRL-LP-5 / FCLP 2484

Four Seasons (Maytals); Green Island (Don Drummond); 6th And 7th Books (Maytals); Looking Through The Window (Don Drummond); Tell Me (Harris Seaton); It's Raining Outside (Charmers) // Out Of Nowhere (Lester Sterling Group); Long Walk Home (Charmers); Yours (Alton & Eddy); I Don't Know (Winston Stewart); Down Beat Special (Roland Alphonso & Group); Patricia (Tommy McCook)

Jamaican issue on the ND Records label (on red, yellow, green or blue vinyl, as well as regular black).
((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

JUMP JAMAICA WAY
Various Artists

ND Records JBL 1111
matrix: C.S. DODD - 8011-A K.K.mastering

Four Seasons (Maytals); Green Island (Don Drummond); 6th And 7th Books (Maytals); Looking Through The Window (Don Drummond); Tell Me (Harris Seaton); It's Raining Outside (Charmers) // Out Of Nowhere (Lester Sterling Group); Long Walk Home (Charmers); Yours (Alton & Eddy); I Don't Know (Winston Stewart); Down Beat Special (Roland Alphonso & Group); Patricia (Tommy McCook)

Later Jamaican issue on ND Records and Coxsone labels. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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Four Seasons (Maytals); Green Island (Don Drummond); 6th And 7th Books (Maytals); Looking Through The Window (Don Drummond); Tell Me (Harris Seaton); It's Raining Outside (Charmers) // Out Of Nowhere (Lester Sterling Group); Long Walk Home (Charmers); Yours (Alton & Eddy); I Don't Know (Winston Stewart); Down Beat Special (Roland Alphonso & Group); Patricia (Tommy McCook)

Jamaican repress from the UK stampers on ND Records and Coxsone labels. The reproduction sleeve (complete with printed ringwear and blemishes) now carries the ND Records logo on the front. The sleeve is printed by Glade Printing Service, 30 Hagley Park Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

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NDlabelgreenvinyl
jumpjamiacawayNDbluevinyl
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JumpJamaicaWayCoxsone1
jumpjamiacawayNDblackvinyl1

Four Seasons (Maytals); Green Island (Don Drummond); 6th And 7th Books (Maytals); Looking Through The Window (Don Drummond); Tell Me (Harris Seaton); It's Raining Outside (Charmers) // Out Of Nowhere (Lester Sterling Group); Long Walk Home (Charmers); Yours (Alton & Eddy); I Don't Know (Winston Stewart); Down Beat Special (Roland Alphonso & Group); Patricia (Tommy McCook)

Early Jamaican issue with matrix numbers FCLP 2483 and FCLP 2484. Only recently discovered on a copy with blank labels in a plain sleeve, although it might also have been issued on a printed label in a picture sleeve.
(Thanks to Jeremy Collingwood for the information and illustrations.)

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