Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Feel It Advent...ure 20. The Mighty Diamonds

This top ranking piece of vinyl can definitely be described as having a very cosmopolitan background.

Released very early in 1981 on Donovan Germain’s New York based label, this single features one of JA’s very best harmony groups  – The Mighty Diamonds. This 12” comes in a Y Records Disco 45 sleeve showing their Uxbridge, London address and telephone number. This Disco 45 (as Reggae 12” singles were known back in the day) entered the UK Disco 45 Reggae charts on 17th January 1981. Almost 30 years later I bought this copy from a seller based in Poland.    

The UK “Disco 45” Reggae charts on 17th January 1981:
1. Ernest Wilson - Truths And Rights - Selection Exclusive
2. Victor Romero - At The Club - Special Request
3. Wailing Souls - Old Broom - Taxi
4. Barrington Levy - Whom Shall I Be Afraid Of? - Germain
5. Diamonds - Why War In The City - Germain
6. Sugar Minott - Love Up, Love Up - Channel One
7. Junior Delgado - Big Shot - Yvonne Special
8. Sugar Minott - Show Me That You Love Me - Channel One
9. Al Campbell - You're A Liar - Big Youth
10. Clint Eastwood And General Saint - Two Bad D.J. – Greensleeves

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