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Versions Night OwlsRating: ★★★★★ Now then, if you’ve been keeping your ear to the ground regarding all things funky reggae in the last year or two, you can’t fail to have happened across L.A. supergroup Night Owls, consisting of musicians from L.A. reggae outfit The Lions and Roger Rivas of the same city’s Aggrolites along with a revolving cast of singers including – deep breath – The Lions’ very own

NIGHT OWLS: You Got To Be A Man / Gimme Little Sign (Vinyl 7″)

Rating: ★★★★★ Night Owls’ run of covers shows no signs of abating as the Lions and Aggrolites-featuring supergroup comes correct once more with new 45 You Got To Be A Man b/w Gimme Little Sign. The former finds the band give the retro reggae makeover treatment to Helene Smith’s funk original – a path once also trodden by The Caroregians.  But while the ‘Regians kept

NIGHT OWLS: Groovin’ (Vinyl 7″)

NIGHT OWLS:  Groovin'No sleep for L.A.-based, retro-reggae supergroup Night Owls who are back already following August’s Gossip single with new 45 Groovin’. As is their wont, the band have flipped an old soul classic – in this case, Groovin’ (though the Wu-Tang-sampled Willie Mitchell version rather than The Young Rascals’ original) into something rather more early reggae in style. Jungle Fire’s Jamie

NIGHT OWLS: Gossip / Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (Vinyl 7″)

NIGHT OWLS: Gossip / Whatcha See Is Whatcha GetRating: ★★★★★  L.A. label F-Spot hit the spot dead centre with the monkey’s most anticipated 45 of the summer – Night Owls’ Gossip b/w Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get. Night Owls is a super-group formed from assorted members of California reggae band The Lions along with The Aggrolites’ Roger Rivas and the two tracks are, of course, covers of Cyril Neville’s Meters-backed bomb