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Various - Merritone Rock Steady 1: Shanty Town Curfew 1966-1967 (CD)
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Merritone Rock Steady 1: Shanty Town Curfew 1966-1967
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¥2780 (US$24.64)
Approx. year : 1966-1967
Genre : Ska / Rocksteady > Ska
Produced by : Federal Records
Date added : Sep 30, 2016
Country : Japan
Catalog number : DSR-CD-006

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American rhythm & blues fervour, boosted by a multitude of sound systems playing 78rpm records on increasingly larger sets, gripped Jamaica from the late forties onwards but, towards the end of the decade, the American audience began to move towards a somewhat softer sound. The driving rhythm & blues discs became increasingly hard to find and the more progressive Jamaican sound system operators, realising that they now needed to make their own music, turned to Kingston’s jazz and big band musicians to record one off custom cut discs. These were not initially intended for commercial release but designed solely for sound system play on acetate or ‘dub plates’ as they would later be termed. These ‘specials’ soon began to eclipse the popularity of American rhythm & blues and the demand for their locally produced music proved so great that the sound system operators began to release their music commercially on vinyl and became record producers. Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd, Duke Reid ‘The Trojan’ and Prince Buster, who operated his Voice Of The People Sound System, were among the first to establish themselves in this new role and the nascent Jamaican recording industry now went into overdrive.

In 1954 Ken Khouri had numbered among the first far sighted entrepreneurs to produce mento records with local musicians (mento is Jamaica’s original indigenous music) before progressing to opening Jamaica’s first record manufacturing plant. Three years later he moved his operation to Foreshore Road (later renamed Marcus Garvey Drive) where, with the assistance of the inestimable Graeme Goodall, he updated and upgraded his recording studio. The importance of this enterprising move was critical to the development of Jamaican music and its influence both profound and far reaching.

“It was Ken Khouri’s Federal Recording Studio, the womb that gave birth to the talented writers, artists and musicians that gave Jamaica its musical identity.” Prince Buster
Federal Records was not only the place for the sound system men to record their music but it was also where they had their records manufactured and, consequently, the company enjoyed a near total monopoly on recording and record pressing in Kingston. In 1963 Ken Khouri sold his one track board to Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd, who established Studio One, and Ken imported the first stereo equipment to Jamaica and Federal began making stereo records. The following year WIRL (West Indies Records Limited) opened but the competition served to drive the company on to higher heights. Ken Khouri continued to work on his own productions and, in 1966, the seven inch release of Hopeton Lewis’ ‘Take It Easy’, recorded under the guidance of Trinidadian guitarist Lynn Taitt, ushered in the rock steady era.
These two essential albums showcase a stunning selection of well known hits, and not so well known rarities, from the vast Federal catalogue. All tracks have been transferred direct from the master tapes and assembled with the invaluable assistance of Ken Khouri’s son, Paul Khouri, who generously gave Dub Store unlimited access to the Federal tape vaults. The extensive liner notes feature extracts from extensive interviews with Paul Khouri whose knowledgeable recollections of working on Marcus Garvey Drive, not only as a producer but as an engineer and musician, are illuminating and educational. Both sets present an insight into the birth and growth of Federal Records and the Jamaican recording industry and are essential to an understanding of the real roots of reggae music.

Ken Khouri’s Federal Records gave Jamaica its musical identity
The Federal Record Manufacturing facility was the first pressing plant in Jamaica... their studio gave birth to mento, ska, rock steady and reggae of the highest calibre. This album features an astonishing selection of well known classics and rarities which majority of them transferred straight from their master tape

21 TRACKS:
1)    Roland Alphonso - Sai Pan
2)    The Renegades - You've Lost The Love
3)    The Ethiopians - You Got To Be Clean
4)    Henry Buckley - Beware Of All Those Rude Boys
5)    The Tartans - What You Gonna Do Now
6)    Roland Alphonso - Stranger For Durango
7)    The Renegades - Knocking On My Door
8)    Soul Brothers - Shanty Town Curfew
9)    Oswald Sewell - Where Can He Go
10)    Henry Buckley - If I Am Right
11)    Roland Alphonso - How Soon
12)    Pulus - Sow To Reap
13)    The Renegades - Big And Fine
14)    Black Brothers - Born To Rule
15)    Laxton Ford - Finders Keepers
16)    Hopeton Lewis - Run Down
17)    Oswald Sewell - Oh My Love
18)    Hopeton Lewis - Pick Yourself Up
19)    The Tartans - Dance All Night
20)    The Tartans - What Can I Do
21)    The Federal All Stars - Merritone False Starts 1
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