The Kingstonians 'Hold Down / Nice Nice' 7"


£11.99
The Kingstonians 'Hold Down / Nice Nice' 7"

7” SINGLE PRESENTED IN A BLACK SLEEVE

 

These two avidly sought after Early Reggae tracks have been extracted from the 1970 “SUFFERER” album...

These 2 tracks are extremely rare on 7” vinyl and are sought after by literally thousands of collectors and Early Reggae fans alike. Price for a mint copy of HOLD DOWN will fetch over Euro 500, if you ever find one…

 

THE KINGSTONIANS

Jamaican vocal trio, the Kingstonians were formed around 1966 by Cebert Bernard (aka Jackie Bernard) and his brother Lloyd "Footy" Bernard, along with mutual friend Lloyd Kerr. They began their recording career with producer J.J. Johnson, but had their greatest success between 1968 and 1970 with producer Derrick Harriott, who helped steer the singles "Singer Man" and "Sufferer" to the top of the Jamaican charts.

 

A SIDE:

Title: "HOLD DOWN" Artist: The Kingstonians - Loud Cut pressing

Genre: uptempo Early Reggae/Boss Sound

 

Reissued on 7" vinyl for the first time, this is a licensed release of the very rare and very much in demand HOLD DOWN. It presently trades at about USD500 for a mint copy if you can ever get one.

 

This track was originally published on the 1969’s 7’ vinyl  single The Kingstonians HOLD DOWN/Barry York WHO WILL SHE BE on Crab (a British reggae label active between 1968 and 1971) and on the 1970 album The Kingstonians' SUFFERER on Trojan.

 

With "HOLD DOWN" The Kingstonians signed an outstanding track with great vocals, tight lyrics (see below) and a rhythm guaranteed to get these brogues tapping!  This gem quickly became a genuine anthem right next to the likes of 54-46 WAS MY NUMBER or MOON HOP and yet it has never been repressed on 7’ vinyl, hence it’s high collectable value...

 

B SIDE:

 

Title: "NICE NICE" - Artist:The Kingstonians - Loud Cut pressing

Genre: uptempo Early Reggae/Boss Reggae

 

This is a licensed reissue of the rare 7" vinyl single track. Very much in demand, it presently trades at about USD300 for a decent copy.

 

It was originally released on the 1969’s 7’ vinyl  single The Kingstonians NICE NICE /I’LL BE AROUND on Big Shot (a British reggae label active between 1968 and 1971) and on the 1970 album The Kingstonians' SUFFERER on Trojan.

 

This is another cracking uptempo track, very typical of The Kingstonians & Derrick Harriott’s production at that time and a perfect flip side for the A side anthem.



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