Don Drummond ‎– Memorial Album - 1969 Ska Rocksteady Reggae - Orange Vinyl 180 Grm LP

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Don Drummond ‎– Memorial Album

Music On Vinyl ‎– MOVLP2348
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Repress, 180g Orange

Sticker front cover on shrink wrath:
Limited edition 750 copies
180 gram audiophile vinyl
An original Trojan Release ℗ & © 1969

Rocksteady, Ska


A1 Garden Of Love
A2 Feeling Fine
A3 Dearest
A4 Steet Corner
A5 Latin Goes Ska
A6 Green Island


B1 Silver Dollar
B2 Let George Do It
B3 Woman A Come ( Lead singer , , Anita "Margarita" Mahfood,)
B4 Knock Out Punch
B5 Dr Decker
B6 Occupation


Companies, etc.

Record Company – Trojan Records
Licensed From – BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
Copyright (c) – Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
Manufactured By – Music On Vinyl B.V.
Distributed By – Music On Vinyl B.V.


Producer – Duke Reid


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Barcode: 8719262008847

"For those who aren't familiar with Drummond,he was a great (some said one of the world's greatest) trombonist,and is probably most well known for being a member of THE SKATALITES,one of the best (if not THE best) instrumental ska bands in Jamaican musical history. Along with Tommy McCook (sax) Drummond's horn style was one of the founding sounds during the ska era. Its well known that Drummond's ill temper (for which he took medication) got the better of him,and he killed his girlfriend in an argument. He was sentenced to spend time in a mental institution,in which he was found dead.

Upon Drummond's death,producer Duke Reid remixed a number of tracks featuring Drummond,most of them instrumentals. These tracks comprise the first dozen on this set,along with the original 1964 ska mixes of all twelve tracks,which can now be compared side by side.

One of the vocal tracks is by Drummond's girlfriend ("Woman A Come"),( , Anita "Margarita" Mahfood,) which is sung slightly off key,but is interesting in light of what would later take place. The seemingly random choice of instrumentals are up to the usual good standards that Duke Reid was known for. The instrumentals are the usual bouncy yet tight sound of the band when they blend together for that famous ska sound. The choices were made for a possible album release later,but no one knows for certain." ( Amazon customer)

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Music On Vinyl
Color Black