Monday, December 14, 2009

Organic Reggae Sounds from the 60's & 70's

Here's another selection of Early Reggae instrumentals for your listening enjoyment that focuses on organ instrumentals. The organ has played an integral role in the development of reggae. The organ first appeared on a few ska instrumentals and grew in importance through the rocksteady era, but really came into it's own during the early reggae period from roughly 1968 through 1974 or so. Even through the mid 70's through the early 80's the organ was still widely used but eventually fell out of fashion once synthesizers became popular with JA's session musicians. The following tracks are all original 45's out of JA or the UK, and was selected by Mark "Dukey" Gorney who is somewhat of a specialist these days when it comes to rare reggae keyboard instrumentals. You can catch Mr. Gorney at The Missouri Lounge in Berkeley, 4th Thursday of each month, spinning classic & rare ska, rocksteady, and reggae vinyl.

Ronnie Williams - Savage Colt
Ronnie Williams - Summer Place
Neville Hinds - Sweep The Streets
Glen Adams - Unknown Track (Matrix # DYNA-RAND 412)
Glen Adams -Groovin'
Jackie Mittoo - Wives & Lovers
Winston Wright - Hey Joe
Jackie Mittoo - Woman of The World
Winston Wright - Silhouette
Wire Lindo - Sweet Organ
Monte Alexander - Meditation
Monte Alexander - My Sweet Lord
The Royals - Tranquility

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