Monday 24th September sees the release of a Rude Boy double-header from Beverley's Records.
Trojan's popular 7" range continues with previously unissued alternate takes of Winston & George's 'Denham Town' and the Rio Grandes' 'Soldiers Take Over', both recorded at the height of the infamous Rude Boy uprisings of 1966.
It was during this long, hot summer that areas within Kingston, Ja., became virtual no-go zones as groups of youths ran riot, violently clashing with the local law enforcement authorities - events that were duly recounted in a series of suitably topical songs, recorded by an array of local acts, from established acts to lesser known, if no less talented performers.
Among those who fall into the latter category were Winston & George and the Rio Grandes, who on 10th June of that year attended a session at WIRL studios, Kingston, for noted record producer, Leslie Kong. The resulting recordings subsequently saw issue locally in Jamaica on the producer's Beverley's imprint, while in the UK, they comprised the first two singles on Graeme Goodall's famed Pyramid imprint.
Over four decades later, alternate, if no less inferior cuts to the A-sides of both these seminal 45s have been discovered in the vaults and now comprise the latest in Trojan's popular limited edition 7" range.
Suitably presented on the rejuvenated Pyramid imprint, officially inactive for almost 40 years, the disc is, as ever, pressed on the highest quality, heavyweight vinyl and housed in an official Trojan Records sleeve, with each of the 500 copies manufactured individually numbered.
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