LONESOME SHADOWS * SONNY KNIGHT * DOWN BEAT 109 * JA
The B side of But Officer issued in it's original Aladdin # 3195 coupling on this unofficial Jamaican pressing. Apart from referring to the musical expression of the downbeat: Downbeats are notes which occur on the pulse or count. If you're walking and playing a drum simultaneously with each footstep, you are playing the downbeats. Down Beat was also a, predominantly, Jazz magazine published bi-weekly during the 1950s, by Harold English in Chicago (see below). The original American Down Beat label, from which Clement Coxsone Dodd took the name, was run by Jack Lauderdale at 524 East Fifth Street Los Angeles From 1946 to 1949 the label issued a verity of music from Jazz, Blues, Gospel and the emerging Rhythm and Blues sound from the likes of Joe Turner.
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