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JUNIOR DELL & THE D-LITES: Whole Lotta Skankin’ Going On (Vinyl 7″)

JUNIOR DELL & THE D-LITES:  Whole Lotta Skankin' Going OnRating: ★★★★★ Having said in the previous post that the start of January isn’t traditionally a fertile period in record companies’ release schedules, there is of course an exception. Step forward Original Gravity Records who have dropped two 45 releases in the last week or two and have a third on pre-order. In this post it’s all about a cover of
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DAVE BARKER: Peace Of Mind (Vinyl 7″)

DAVE BARKER: Peace Of Mind 45Rating: ★★★★★ Was it only last month that Original Gravity released a brand new 7″ by one early reggae hero and here they are again with another 45 and a different legend in tow!? Blimey! This time on the mic it’s Dave Barker of Dave & Ansell Collins (yes – of Double Barrel and Monkey Spanner fame!) and the track is entitled Peace of Mind. Weighing in at 104 bpm it’s certainly at the
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LUCHITO & NESTOR: Soy Un Hombre (I’m A Man)(Ltd. Vinyl 7″)

LUCHITO & NESTOR:  Soy Un Hombre¿Está tu piso muy desordenado? ¿Hay rastrojos en tu barbilla? ¿Estás enganchado a la música? ¿Siempre juegas para ganar? Of course! You’re a man, yes you are! And what’s more, you’re a multi-instrumentalist with a penchant for retro grooves and own a record label that can put them out there on hot wax! Yes, Original Gravity’s Neil Anderson – er – I
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RACHEL MAXANN/ NÉSTOR ÁLVAREZ: Those Familiar Shadows/ Michele’s Theme (Vinyl 7″)

RACHEL MAXANN/ NÉSTOR ÁLVAREZ: Those Familiar ShadowsThe latest single from the Original Gravity stable is this one featuring an A-side, Those Familiar Shadows, from Rachel Maxann (last seen on You Gotta Set Me Free) with a B-side from Nestor Alvarez. And it’s the very definition of soul-jazz sophistication. Maxann delivers a smouldering vocal over a subtle and languorous groove and before you know it, you’re sporting a dinner jacket
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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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