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Moon Hop: Best of the Early Years 1960-69
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
Full Title - Moon Hop Best Of The Early Years 1960-'69. Focusing on the most successful period in Derrick's recording career, 'Moon Hop' brings together his most popular Ska, Rocksteady & early Reggae recordings from the s... more »
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Full Title - Moon Hop Best Of The Early Years 1960-'69. Focusing on the most successful period in Derrick's recording career, 'Moon Hop' brings together his most popular Ska, Rocksteady & early Reggae recordings from the sixties. Compiled chronologically, the selection illustrates the ease with which he was able to remain at the forefront of the industry, despite various changes in style that occurred over the most significant decade in Jamaican music history. Many of these sides have remained unavailable to the general public for well over forty years & fetch vast sums on the collector's market - now you can enjoy over 50 of them for less than the price of just one original 7 inch single! 54 tracks in a slipcase. Trojan. 2003.
Killer Rocksteady, some of the best!
rocksteady | Seattle, WA USA | 10/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While the first CD of this set contains most of Derrick Morgan's hits from the Ska period of the early 60s, it is the second CD that shows this artist at his peak in the later 60s. Derrick uses lyrics borrowed from Jamaican folk music paired with the intense beat of the rocksteady period to make the best music of his career. I'm particularly fond of his duets with George Agard (check out "Me Naw Give Up"). You have two of the best Jamaican singers of the time over some of the rawest, most insistent rocksteady ever recorded, driven by scratchy guitar and heavy basslines, this music sounds raw compared to the more polish releases by groups like the Melodians and the Maytals. The duets with Paulette are very affecting as well ("You Never Miss Your Water"). Crucial sounds from an era of Jamaican popular music that deserves to be more widely heard."