Although largely unreported by the mainstream popular press, 17 February 2021 witnessed the passing of a true great of popular music: Asman Euwart Beckford. Under his stage name of U Roy, Beckford revolutionised the Jamaican music industry and in so doing also heavily influenced the development of hip hop, jungle and grime. In 1970, the immense popularity of his ground-breaking 7" singles for Treasure Isle boss, Duke Reid popularised DJ recordings, and sparked an explosion of similarly-styled discs, performed by a plethora of established and wanna-be toasters. Over the next year or two, U Roy continued to record high quality works for Reid, who gathered many of the DJ's most popular sides on two best-selling long-players, 'Version Galore' and the eponymously titled 'U Roy', issued in 1971 and 1993, respectively. In tribute to the man and his music, both of these seminal collections have finally been brought together, along with the remainder of his Treasure Isle singles and a number of rare alternate takes. These historic recordings, which forever changed the sound of reggae, demonstrate the inimitable style that resulted in U Roy becoming the world's first DJ superstar.
Although largely unreported by the mainstream popular press, 17 February 2021 witnessed the passing of a true great of popular music: Asman Euwart Beckford. Under his stage name of U Roy, Beckford revolutionised the Jamaican music industry and in so doing also heavily influenced the development of hip hop, jungle and grime. In 1970, the immense popularity of his ground-breaking 7" singles for Treasure Isle boss, Duke Reid popularised DJ recordings, and sparked an explosion of similarly-styled discs, performed by a plethora of established and wanna-be toasters. Over the next year or two, U Roy continued to record high quality works for Reid, who gathered many of the DJ's most popular sides on two best-selling long-players, 'Version Galore' and the eponymously titled 'U Roy', issued in 1971 and 1993, respectively. In tribute to the man and his music, both of these seminal collections have finally been brought together, along with the remainder of his Treasure Isle singles and a number of rare alternate takes. These historic recordings, which forever changed the sound of reggae, demonstrate the inimitable style that resulted in U Roy becoming the world's first DJ superstar.
5013929279339

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Format: CD
Label: DOCTOR BIRD
Rel. Date: 01/21/2022
UPC: 5013929279339

Version Galore (Exp) (Uk)
Artist: U-Roy
Format: CD
New: Not in stock
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DISC: 1

1. Your Ace from Space - U Roy ; Tommy
2. On the Beach - U Roy ; the Paragons
3. Version Galore - U Roy ; the Melodians
4. True Confession - U Roy ; the Silvertones
5. Tide Is High - U Roy ; the Paragons
6. Things You Love - U Roy ; the Jamaicans
7. The Same Song - U Roy ; the Paragons
8. Happy Go Lucky Girl - U Roy ; the Paragons
9. You Will Never Get Away - U Roy ; the Melodians
10. Wear You to the Ball - U Roy ; the Paragons
11. Don't Stay Away - U Roy ; Phyllis Dillon
12. Hot Pop - U Roy ; Tommy McCook
13. Nehru - Tommy McCook
14. True, True - U Roy ; Ken Parker
15. Wake the Town (Take 2) - U Roy ; the Paragons
16. Flashing My Whip - U Roy ; the Paragons
17. The Ball - Earl 'Wire' Lindo
18. Do It Right - U Roy and the Three Tops
19. Ain't That Loving You (Alt. Take) - U Roy ; Alton Ellis
20. Do Re Mi U Roy ; the Melodians
21. Super Boss - Tommy McCook
22. Honey Come Forward - U Roy
23. Treasure Isle Skank - U Roy
24. This Station Rule the Nation - U Roy ; Tommy McCook
25. Drive Her Home - U Roy ; Hopeton Lewis
26. Tom Drunk - Hopeton Lewis ; U Roy
27. Words of Wisdom - U Roy ; Tommy McCook
28. The Merry Go Round - U Roy
29. Wake the Town - U Roy ; the Paragons
30. Big Boy and Teacher - U Roy
31. Everybody Bawling - U Roy ; the Melodians
32. Ain't That Loving You - U Roy ; Alton Ellis
33. Behold - U Roy ; Tommy McCook
34. Way Back Home - U Roy ; Tommy McCook
35. My Girl - U Roy ; the Techniques
36. My Girl Version -Tommy McCook
37. Peace and Love - U Roy ; the Jamaicans
38. Peace and Love Version - Tommy McCook
39. Drive Her Home Part Two - Tommy McCook
40. You Will Never Get Away (Take 5) - U Roy ; the Melodians
41. Studio Chatter - U Roy ; Byron Smith

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Although largely unreported by the mainstream popular press, 17 February 2021 witnessed the passing of a true great of popular music: Asman Euwart Beckford. Under his stage name of U Roy, Beckford revolutionised the Jamaican music industry and in so doing also heavily influenced the development of hip hop, jungle and grime. In 1970, the immense popularity of his ground-breaking 7" singles for Treasure Isle boss, Duke Reid popularised DJ recordings, and sparked an explosion of similarly-styled discs, performed by a plethora of established and wanna-be toasters. Over the next year or two, U Roy continued to record high quality works for Reid, who gathered many of the DJ's most popular sides on two best-selling long-players, 'Version Galore' and the eponymously titled 'U Roy', issued in 1971 and 1993, respectively. In tribute to the man and his music, both of these seminal collections have finally been brought together, along with the remainder of his Treasure Isle singles and a number of rare alternate takes. These historic recordings, which forever changed the sound of reggae, demonstrate the inimitable style that resulted in U Roy becoming the world's first DJ superstar.