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1972-1976 - Kingston Sounds - studio - discs:1

The vocal trio called The Viceroys were Wesley Tinglin (see the Inturns page), Linval Williams and Daniel Bernard. They started to record during the Rocksteady era but reached a real success during the 70's and a stronger one during the first Dancehall era in the first half of the 80's. Around 1966 they recorded for Coxsone Dodd some singles. Among them there was "Love And Unity" (1967), "Fat Fish" (1968) and "Ya Ho" (1968). After the Studio One experience they also cut for Lloyd "The Matador" Daley, but the success came once returning to Dodd in the 70's. During this decade Tinglin was always present while Williams and Bernard were sometimes replaced by Neville Ingram and Norris Reid. The material in this compilation is quite eterogeneous, spreading through a period of four years with different sounds: from almost late Rocksteady to early Reggae. Being strictly a Roots lover the songs that touched my nerves are: "See Dem A Come Deh", the stellar George Gershwin's Porgy And Bess masterpiece "Sometimes" (five stars at least for this version), "Live Come See", and "Get Out", and finally again "Sometimes" with its keen Randy's Studio version. The rest is no less interesting but is sometimes a little bit too much smooth. The material presented here was recorded at Channel One, Randy's Studio 17, Treasure Isle and King Tubby's.

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