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ROY ELLIS: Rudy Skankin’ On The Moon (Vinyl 7″)

ROY ELLIS: Rudy Skankin' On The Moon Yes, you did read that right, original rudeboy Roy Ellis of Symarip fame has a brand new 45 coming out with a brand new song on it called Rudy Skankin’ On The Moon. Readers with keen memories may remember that this song originally came out featuring a pretty righteous set of vocals by Melbourne Douglas on Original Gravity’s Reggae Dynamite Vol. 2, so – er – why the new
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RAYE COLE: You Gotta Set Me Free b/w RACHEL MAXANN: You Gotta Set Me Free (Vinyl 7″)

You Gotta Set Me Free RACHEL MAXANNWhy settle for one version of a track when you can have two – and on the either side of the same 45 to boot? Well, you could try listening to the newest forthcoming 45 from the Original Gravity label for the answer since that is precisely the deal; Raye Cole’s grooving Etta James-style early sixties R&B version of You Gotta Set Me Free on the A-side and Rachel Maxann’s slightly smoother
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CURTIS BAKER & THE BRAVEHEARTS: Wang Dang Doodle (Vinyl 7″)

CURTIS BAKER & THE BRAVEHEARTS: Wang Dang DoodleAnother big drop from Original Gravity Records, and not for the first time this weekend (if you were paying attention yesterday) for here is a Curtis Baker & The Bravehearts’ four-track 45 Wang Dang Doodle to go alongside the Latin Fever Vol. 2 EP 45. Nothing Latin here though, this is strickly 60s R&B type territory with organ-led groover Harem Girl kicking things off and liable
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ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: Latin Fever Vol. 2 EP (Vinyl 7″)

Latin Fever Vol. 2 EP (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Got Latin fever? You will do after this as the Original Gravity label’s next 45 EP explores the world of Latin rhythms with all the Cuban fury they can muster. That’ll be Latin Fever Vol. 2 then which features a pair of Luchito tracks on side A and a pair of Nestor Alvarez ones on side B. Both names will be familiar to those who’ve followed OG releases thus far and indicator of quality
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JUNIOR DELL & THE D-LITES: Step On/ Meanwhile On The 15th Floor

JUNIOR DELL & THE D-LITES: Step OnHaving previously covered both the Stereophonics and Oasis in an early reggae stylee, Original Gravity label supremo Neil Anderson now turns his attentions towards The Happy Mondays if not indeed John Kongos. Enter our man stage-left in his Junior Dell & The D-Lites guise with assistance from a Jamaican singer and an uptempo rocksteady cover of Step On. If that twists your
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JUNIOR DELL & THE D-LITES: Twenty Flight Ska (Vinyl 7″)

New retro Jamaican style heat from Original Gravity on Twenty Flight Ska one as Eddie Cochrane’s 1956 rockabilly classic Twenty Flight goes through the makeover treatment. And it emerges none the worse for its transformation as something at the slower end of ska that could have come out of an Orange Street studio or record store five to ten years later in Kingston
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ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: Reggae Dynamite Vol. 3 EP (Vinyl 7″)

Reggae Dynamite Vol. 3 EPRating: ★★★★★ It’s another triumphant slab of explosive ’69-style reggae from the Original Gravity label as they line up four new tracks on 45 from The Regulators, Brentford Rd Soul Rebels, Woodfield Rd Allstars and a second Regulators track – this time a vocal one featuring Melbourne Douglas. You know what? The label should get someone they know to write the PR for that – oh
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ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: Night Train EP (Vinyl 7″)

ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: Night TrainNo excuses for not leaping aboard the Night Train now as the Original Gravity label repeats the recipe of its Peter Gunn and 30-60-90 vinyl 7″s and gets four different artists to deliver four radically different versions of the same classic standard. In this case, said standard is Jimmy Forrest’s Night Train (famously ‘done’ by Mr James Brown and his Famous Flames in typical blistering
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FLOYD JAMES & THE GTs: A Weight Hanging Over Me / History Repeats (Vinyl 7″)

Although recent releases have explored the sound of ska, early reggae and Latin grooves, the Original Gravity Records label now turns its attentions back to the sound of the Civil Rights Movement in the form of two soul sides from Floyd James & The GTs.   The title of B-side, History Repeats, captures the vibe depicted in a black and white sleeve that suggests MLK/ Malcom X-era
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ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: Ska Fever Vol. 1 (Vinyl 7″)

Ska Fever Vol. 1Rating: ★★★★★ Got the chills and shakes? Don’t worry, there’s a strong chance you’ve picked up ska fever rather than Covid what with a new variant of Original Gravity Records reggae-related output in the offing in the form of Ska Fever Vol. 1 45. This drop features four tracks supplied by no fewer than three of label owner Neil Anderson’s nom-de-plumes (at least one of which seems to
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