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Hiss, pops an' crackles - Old Jamaican 45s (gospel, R'n'B, doo-wop, calypso, ska...)

Hiss, pops an' crackles - Old Jamaican 45s (gospel, R'n'B, doo-wop, calypso, ska...)

Playing tracks by

Charming Singers, Pentcostal Choir, Melody Enchanters, Higgs & Wilson, C Byrd and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 9th in the #ska chart.

Selection of some of my oldest Jamaican records, all original 45s. I found most of them in Rockfort, East Kingston, which is a nice symbol I think...As the title says, they came a long way (almost 60 years for some of them) so they're pretty far from mint. They're still very listenable I think but, well, you've been warned ! :-) There's at least one Trinidadian artist (Mighty Duke, and probably Lord Black Kat too), but it's a jamaican WIRL release. All the others, unless I'm mistaken, are Jamaicans.

Hope you'll enjoy the ride waaaaay back in the days !

Tracklist :

1. Charming Singers - Down in the valley
2. Pentcostal Choir - The holy ghost power is right
3. Melody Enchanters - Oh Ma oh Pa
4. Higgs & Wilson - Manny Oh
5. C Byrd - Pharaoh
6. Folks Brothers - I met a man
7. Moonlighters - Julie
8. Mapletoft Poulle - Desifinado
9. Mapletoft Poulle - Moon river
10. Lord Black Kat - Lonely woman
11. Mighty Duke - 1993
12. Jiving Juniors - I'll be here when he come


Selecta Sir James

Brilliant piece of musical history ! thanks so much !


This is so nice! If you have more of this style be sure to do more mixes ;)


Love the crackles, it means they lived. Bless up

Anbessa Roots Reggae

Very true !

Kev Cronogue

Great to hear the original 45's. Higgs & Wilson that's a nice find, thanks for sharing Anbessa.

Anbessa Roots Reggae

My great pleasure Kev ! Yes, that whole batch of records found in a dusty old bag was indeed a blessing ! :-)

Benoit Noel

History !

Anbessa Roots Reggae

History indeed ! :-)

Annie Cunningham

Clapping hands, stomping feet.....Waaay back, love it.

Anbessa Roots Reggae

So glad you like it Andria ! :-)