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By the early '70s, the developing style DJ music made popularised by toasting legend U Roy was firmly established as one of the most influential forms of reggae music. Of the scores of youthful talent who found fame on the back of it's popularity, none initially proved more successful than Dennis 'Alcapone' Smith, whose singles for many of Jamaica's premier producers led to him becoming the island's leading recording star. Among his numerous rivals on the DJ scene throughout this time was his good friend, Delroy Petgrave, who as Lizzy had also enjoyed significant success as a recording artist and around the close of 1972, the two performers recorded together at a session at Duke Reid's famed Treasure Isle studio on Bond Street, Kingston. There, under the auspices of the studio's sound engineer, Byron Smith, the pair toasted over some of the Duke's finest rock steady and early reggae rhythms, cutting enough material for what ultimately saw issue on the best-selling long-player, 'Soul To Soul - DJ's Choice'. Despite the immense popularity of the album the collection has remained unavailable since the 1990s, but now at last receives it's long overdue reissue, with it's original dozen tracks bolstered the remainder of the duo's Treasure Isle work - as well as the instrumental version sides that featured on the alternate sides of the pair's 7" singles for the label.
By the early '70s, the developing style DJ music made popularised by toasting legend U Roy was firmly established as one of the most influential forms of reggae music. Of the scores of youthful talent who found fame on the back of it's popularity, none initially proved more successful than Dennis 'Alcapone' Smith, whose singles for many of Jamaica's premier producers led to him becoming the island's leading recording star. Among his numerous rivals on the DJ scene throughout this time was his good friend, Delroy Petgrave, who as Lizzy had also enjoyed significant success as a recording artist and around the close of 1972, the two performers recorded together at a session at Duke Reid's famed Treasure Isle studio on Bond Street, Kingston. There, under the auspices of the studio's sound engineer, Byron Smith, the pair toasted over some of the Duke's finest rock steady and early reggae rhythms, cutting enough material for what ultimately saw issue on the best-selling long-player, 'Soul To Soul - DJ's Choice'. Despite the immense popularity of the album the collection has remained unavailable since the 1990s, but now at last receives it's long overdue reissue, with it's original dozen tracks bolstered the remainder of the duo's Treasure Isle work - as well as the instrumental version sides that featured on the alternate sides of the pair's 7" singles for the label.
5013929279537

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Format: CD
Label: DOCTOR BIRD
Rel. Date: 03/25/2022
UPC: 5013929279537

Soul To Soul: Djs Choice (Uk)
Artist: Dennis Alcapone & Lizzy
Format: CD
New: Available $23.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. DJ's Choice - Dennis Alcapone
2. The Funky Tang - Dennis Alcapone
3. Picture on the Wall - Dennis Alcapone
4. Cry Tough - Lizzy ; Dennis
5. Jungle Skank - Natural Youth
6. Tricks of the Trade - Lizzy
7. Wake Up Jamaica - Dennis Alcapone
8. Love Is a Treasure - Lizzy
9. Ba Ba Ri Ba Skank - Lizzy ; Dennis
10. The Right Song - Dennis ; Lizzy
11. Engine Engine Number Nine - Dennis Alcapone
12. The Wedding Song - Dennis Alcapone
13. Teach the Children - Dennis Alcapone
14. Mosquito 1 - Dennis Alcapone
15. Number One Station - Dennis Alcapone
16. Love Is Not a Gamble - Dennis Alcapone
17. Judgment Day - Dennis Alcapone ; Hopeton Lewis
18. Out the Light Baby - Dennis Alcapone
19. What a Lala - Lizzy
20. Scrubit - Lizzy
21. My Voice Insured for $½ Million - Dennis Alcapone
22. Musical Alphabet - Dennis Alcapone
23. The Great Woggie - Dennis Alcapone ; Lizzy
24. Instrumental Epilogue
25. Buttercup Version - Tommy McCook ; All Stars
26. Wake Up Jamaica Version - Tommy McCook ; All Stars
27. Buck and the Preacher Version - Tommy McCook ; All Stars
28. Version Day - Earl Lindo ; the Soul Syndicate
29. Musical Alphabet Version - the Now Generation

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By the early '70s, the developing style DJ music made popularised by toasting legend U Roy was firmly established as one of the most influential forms of reggae music. Of the scores of youthful talent who found fame on the back of it's popularity, none initially proved more successful than Dennis 'Alcapone' Smith, whose singles for many of Jamaica's premier producers led to him becoming the island's leading recording star. Among his numerous rivals on the DJ scene throughout this time was his good friend, Delroy Petgrave, who as Lizzy had also enjoyed significant success as a recording artist and around the close of 1972, the two performers recorded together at a session at Duke Reid's famed Treasure Isle studio on Bond Street, Kingston. There, under the auspices of the studio's sound engineer, Byron Smith, the pair toasted over some of the Duke's finest rock steady and early reggae rhythms, cutting enough material for what ultimately saw issue on the best-selling long-player, 'Soul To Soul - DJ's Choice'. Despite the immense popularity of the album the collection has remained unavailable since the 1990s, but now at last receives it's long overdue reissue, with it's original dozen tracks bolstered the remainder of the duo's Treasure Isle work - as well as the instrumental version sides that featured on the alternate sides of the pair's 7" singles for the label.
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