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Various Artists - Rude Boy Scorchers - Vinyl


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The Rude Boy moniker has its roots firmly set in the downtown districts of Kingston, Jamaica. Alongside the regular Ska/ Rocksteady sounds coming out of the sound systems, there was an undercurrent theme to some songs that spoke of the struggles of the youth, of their confrontation, arrests and run-ins with the establishment. Some of these songs praised the Rude Boys for their stance and style while other songs were more in contempt with the rude boy’s attitudes, comings, goings and violent behaviour.

Some of the runnings that did not help their standing with their elders’ was that not only did they get employed by sound system operators to help keep their dance safe but also to disrupt competitors dances, a job that also gave them the name dancehall crasher. Where music leads fashion is never far behind and the rude boys were no exception. The look favoured, sharp suits, thin ties, pork pie or Trilby hats and stylish shoes. The British not only took on the music, but also the look of the rude boy as the styles moved between the Mod look and also the American jazz and soul influences of the time. This 60’s style made a comeback in the United Kingdom with the Mod / Two Tone revival. Bands like The Specials showed their love of the Jamaican music, which heavily influenced their first album even seeing them covering some of the Jamaican classics like ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘A Message To You Rudy’.

For this release we have put together a set of tunes that the Jamaican rude boys would have been listening to at the sound systems on the lawns and street corners. Not only the more obvious rude boy tunes like ‘Gunmen Coming To Town’, ‘Dreader than Dread’, `Moon Hop’ but also some of the tunes that made the sound systems rock well into the night.

Hope you enjoy the set…


Track 1 Fat Man - Derrick Morgan

Track 2 Wine and Grine - Lloydie & The Lovebites

Track 3 Love Is All I Have - Phyllis Dillon

Track 4 Put Yourself In My Place - Delroy Wilson

Track 5 Rainbow Into The Rio Mino - Rico Rodriguez

Track 6 I Love You - Derrick Morgan

Track 7 Dreader Than Dread - Honey Boy Martin

Track 8 Gunmen Coming To Town - The Heptones

Track 9 Rub Up, Push Up - Justin Hinds

Track 10 Soul Voyage - Lester Sterling

Track 11 Moon Hop - Derrick Morgan

Track 12 Fat Girl, Sexy Girl - John Holt

Track 13 Reggae Hit The Town - The Ethiopians

Track 14 How Long - Pat Kelly

Track 15 Reggae In The Wind - Lester Sterling*

Track 16 Derrick To–The–Pop - Derrick Morgan*

Track 17 Joe Razor – Roy Shirley*

Track 18  On Broadway - Slim Smith*

*CD Bonus Tracks


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                                        Various Artists - Rude Boy Scorchers - Vinyl

                                        Various Artists - Rude Boy Scorchers - Vinyl