IMAGINE HOW * AUSTIN FAITHFUL * BLUE CAT 140 * UK
Austin Faithful is singing with a male vocal backing sounding very much like a group recording in the Rock Steady style, and yet the music is clearly an Early Reggae rhythm, but at the very crossover point from Rock Steady to Reggae, suggesting that the musicians had grasped this new idiom before the vocalists. An N. Reid production JA released on his Estick record label, it can be dated, as far as the British market goes, as being on this crossover point from Rock Steady to Reggae because the previous release on the label # 139 (see below) has one of those embryonic Reggae titles showing that the accepted spelling had not been formalised. As it was by ten issues later when 'Reggae' had become definitive spelling even in the UK, as can also be seen below on this British production by Joe Mansano. Go here for more alternative Reggae spellings.
REGGA BEAT * THE PIONEERS * BLUE CAT 139 * UK
LIFE ON REGGAE PLANET * JOE MANSANO * BLUE CAT 150 * UK
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