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Jamaican vocal trio the Kingstonians were formed 1966 by Jackie Bernard and his brother Footy, along with mutual friend Lloyd Kerr. First they called themselves “The Apostles”, but soon changed their name to Kingstonians. Their greatest succes they had between 1968 and 1970 with producer Derrick Harriot, in the years before the Kingstonians recorded with producer J.J. Johnson. Harriot helped steer the singles “Singer Man” and “Sufferer” to the top of the Jamaican charts. Both killer tracks are also on the here presented LP, originally released 1970 and the only full length record of the Kingstonians. The album was the absolute career high point for the Trio and and it remains a wonderful example of rocksteady right at the point where it began to tip over into early reggae. Harriott and Kingstonians leader Jackie Bernard co-wrote most of the songs on the album, a fantastic album full of sweet melodies and pumping rocksteady. The album and its key track, “Sufferer,” have had an impact that far outweighs the brief life span of the group.

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Another file which is down, but you find this Kingstonians record also here.


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