Many collectors had thought Coxsone’s first LP was “All Star Top Hits” , but this “Stars On Parade” is the true owner of that honour.
The first Jamaican sound systems played American RnB, jive, and New Orleans hits, picked up by DJs fresh off the boat from States. As Jamaica gradually produced its own army of musicians, the earliest Jamaican records were mostly covers and reworkings of American songs. Eventually, the offbeat of RnB became the "ska" that changed everything.
An important work, as the origin of not only Studio One, but all time Jamaican music from ska, rocksteady, reggae to dancehall.
The liner notes by Brian Keyo include first-hand information from the artists which reveals the background of Jamaican music scene at that time.
Label: Coxsone Records / Studio One
Cat No: RCSPLP001
Format: 12" Vinyl LP
Genre: Reggae / Rock Steady / Blues
Released: 29th August 2020
A1. Clue J & His Blues Blasters - Beeston Street Riff
A2. Aubrey Adams & Blues Blasters - Little Willie
A3. Simms & Robinson with Blues Busters - I Done You Wrong
A4. Simms & Robinson - I Love You
A5. The Charmers - My Heart
A6. Owen Grey - I Need A Little Loving
B1. Dennis Sindrey & Rico - Campus Hop
B2. Winston Samuel - I Was Wrong
B3. Clancy Eccles - Freedom
B4. The Charmers - Lonely Boy
B5. Dennis Sindrey & The City Slickers - Rub Up (Jamaican Song)
B6. Blues Busters - Donna