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Festival Jump-Up: Expanded Edition

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Festival Jump-Up: Expanded Edition
Festival Jump-Up: Expanded Edition


  • Album unavailable on any format since 1965
  • Includes over 30 tracks new to CD!
  • Features the perennial ska favourite, ‘I’m In The Mood For Love’ (ska)


By the mid-1960s, ska was in full swing, but while the driving, energetic sound dominated Jamaica’s musical landscape, other genres, such as rhythm & blues, calypso and the home-grown style of mento were also widely popularised by local acts. And of these performers, few proved more popular and versatile than Joseph Gordon, a singer-songwriter who, as Lord Tanamo, had been at the forefront of the island’s music scene since the Fifties.


Yet despite his popularity, it was not until mid-Sixties that a long-player dedicated to his output finally saw issue. Released by leading Kingston-based producer Lindon Pottinger, the musically varied “Festival Jump-Up” provides the focus for disc one of this collection, with its original 12 tracks augmented by Tanamo’s best-loved ska recordings from the period, including his oft-imitated rendering of the standard, ‘I’m In The Mood For Love’


Disc 2 collects 28 of the most popular ska and r&b sides issued between 1963 and 1964 on Pottinger’s revered Gaydisc and SEP labels, their number including numerous significant Jamaican hits by the likes of Jimmy James, Roy Panton & Millie Small, Winston Samuels and Dobby Dobson.


The result is a musical cornucopia of rare, high quality authentic early-Sixties Jamaican sounds, many of which have remained widely unavailable on any format until now.


  1. Name
  2. Festival Jump-Up
  3. Mary Ann
  4. Band Passing
  5. Naughty Little Flea
  6. Iron Bar
  7. A Mothers Love
  8. Daddy
  9. Land Of Sea And Sun
  10. Woman Smarter Than Man
  11. Television
  12. You Belong To My Heart
  13. Take Me Back To Jamaica
  14. Taller Than You Are
  15. Youll Never Know
  16. Come Down
  17. Mattie Rag
  18. Downtown Gal
  19. I Had A Dream
  20. I Am Holding On
  21. (Let Me) Dance With You
  22. Mothers Choice
  23. I'm In The Mood For Love (Ska)
  24. I Love You Truly
  25. If You Were Only Mine
  26. Marie
  27. You Are The One
  28. Come To Me Softly
  29. One More Time
  30. Seek And Youll Find
  31. Dont Believe Her
  32. I Am Not Worthy
  33. Fatso
  34. Two Roads (Before Us)
  35. (I Love You) Shirley
  36. Im So Glad
  37. Dog War Bossa Nova
  38. Oh Merna
  39. Cry A Little Cry
  40. Gloria Love
  41. B.B.C. Channel II
  42. Oh Shirley
  43. Luck Will Come My Way
  44. Thinking Of You
  45. Slowboat
  46. Join Together
  47. Goodbye
  48. Cork Foot
  49. Ive Been Searching
  50. Cherita
  51. Diamonds And Pearls
  52. Follow
  53. My Request
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