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Derrick Harriott & The Crystalites - The Undertaker (Doctor Bird) 2xCD

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• SEMINAL BOSS REGGAE COLLECTION FROM 1970
• 9 TRACKS NEW TO CD
• MOST TRACKS UNAVAILABLE FOR DECADES

After being released in the UK by Trojan Records in 1970, ‘The Undertaker’ became an instant best seller among the country’s growing number of reggae fans. The collection, comprising a dozen topically-themed instrumentals, showcased the musical skills of crack Kingston session crew, the Dynamites (recording under the assumed name of the The Crystalites) and the production talents of one of Jamaica’s most accomplished music makers: performer-turned-record producer, Derrick Harriott.

Now, over 50 years since its release, this classic album is finally made available once more, with its 12 tracks bolstered by a further 14 instrumental sides from the period, along with the cream of Derrick Harriott’s vocal productions from 1969 and 1970.

Most of the recordings have been unavailable for years, while a further nine tracks are completely new to CD!

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1. THE UNDERTAKER – The Crystalites
2. BOMBSHELL – The Crystalites
3. THE OVERTAKER – The Crystalites
4. BIAFRA – The Crystalites
5. REGGAE SHOWDOWN – The Crystalites
6. A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS – The Crystalites
7. MUSICAL MADNESS – The Crystalites
8. TRUE GRIT – The Crystalites
9. LADY MADONNA – The Crystalites
10. THE BAD – The Crystalites
11. DR WHO – The Crystalites
12. THE BAREFOOT BRIGADE – The Crystalites
BONUS TRACKS
13. A SHORT STORY – The Crystalites *
14. STRANGER IN TOWN – The Crystalites
15. ISIES PART 1 – The Crystalites *
16. SPLASH DOWN – The Crystalites
17. STOP THAT MAN – The Crystalites
18. GHOST RIDER – The Crystalites
19. THE UNDERTAKER’S BURIAL – The Crystalites
20. DON’T LOOK BACK – The Crystalites
21. SLIPPERY – The Crystalites
22. HEAVY LOAD – The Crystalites *
23. TONIGHT – The Crystalites
24. SIC HIM ROVER – The Crystalites
25. COOL IT – The Crystalites *
26. GOLDEN CHICKENS – The Crystalites

DISC TWO
1. LEMI LI – Rudy Mills
2. THE HUSTLER – Junior Murvin
3. YABA YAH FESTIVAL – Keith & Tex
4. SHE’S GONE – Tinga & Ernie
5. TEARS ON MY PILLOW – Rudy Mills
6. COME A LITTLE CLOSER – The West Indians
7. RUN NIGEL RUN – The Chuckles
8. A HEAVY LOAD – Rudy Mills
9. BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX – Noel Brown
10. DOWN THE STREET – Keith & Tex
11. NO BAPTISM – The Ethiopians
12. WHOLESALE LOVE – Rudy Mills
13. OLD OLD SONG – Tinga & Ernie *
14. HANG YOUR HEART TO DRY – Rudy Mills
15. COME HOME – The Chuckles
16. A HANDFUL OF FRIENDS – Pat Satchmo
17. ISIS PART 2 – The Crystalites *
18. EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART – Rudy Mills
19. CANDY – Derrick Harriott *
20. TIGHTEN UP YOUR GIRD – Keith & Tex
21. GOOD AMBITION – The Ethiopians
22. TIME IS ON MY SIDE – Rudy Mills
23. LOVE I – Glen Brown
24. HEAR THAT TRAIN – Tina Stewart
25. LOOK TO THE SKY – Keith & Tex
26. GOODY GOODY – Rudy Mills *
27. MESSAGE FROM A BLACK MAN VERSION II – The Crystalites *

* Tracks new to CD

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