Jamaican Memories
Various Artists

jamaican memories cd cover
1. Take It Or Leave It - The Clarendonians
2. Jamaican Memories - Roy Richards
3. The Fiddler - Nehemiah Reid
4. Orange Street - Rico & The Rudies
5. Taking Another Girl - The Beacons
6. Sound And Music - The Soul Brothers
7. A Fool - Alton Ellis
8. Moody Ska - Tommy McCook
9. Deep Down In My Heart - Ernest & Freddie
10. Free Soul - The Soul Brothers
11. Why Did You Lie - Dawn Penn
12. Soul Glide - Neville Hinds
13. I've Got Your Number - Dermott Lynch
14. Try A Little Tenderness - Joe White
15. Get Right - The Wrigglers
16. You Went Away - Dermott Lynch
17. Way Of Life (Vocal) - Glen Brown, Joe White & Trevor Sheld
18. Way Of Life (Instrumental) - Karl Bryan & Lyn Taitt & The Jets
19.. I Can't Stand It (No More) - Dermott Lynch
20. I'm So Proud (Vocal) - Joe White
21. I'm So Proud (Instrumental) - Karl Bryan & Lyn Taitt & The Jets
22. Hot Shot - Dermott Lynch
23. Great Surprise (Pound Get A Blow) - Neville Hinds
24. Pretty Girl - Glen Brown, Joe White & Trevor Sheld
25. Echo (Feel Like Crying) - Dermott Lynch
26. If I Did Look - The Wrigglers
27. My Friends - The Dynamics
28. I Love The Way You Are - Dermott Lynch
back button Trojan records are at the moment releasing much of their back catalog and have issued this gem. It is the original Jamaican Memories album (1968) issued on the Blue Cat label  + 16 bonus tracks, A and B-sides also from the Blue Cat label. It contains four suburb tracks. Two instrumentals,  Sound and Music by The Soul Brothers and Moody Ska by Tommy McCook, vintage Treasure Isle sound produced by Duke Reid. The fast and catchy I've Got Your Number by Dermott Lynch and the soulful Try A Little Tenderness from Joe White, stand out from the other 28 tracks on this very good compilation. On the back cover they wrongly credit Delroy Wilson singing A Fool, which is Alton Ellis. Lets hope more from Blue Cat reissues will follow in the future. Issued on Blue Cat CD Trojan TJACD014.