Various - The #1 Sound: From the Vaults, Vol. 1 2LP + 7"Studio One
From the vaults of Studio One comes an 18 track bonanza of rare sides featuring both the labels top hit makers as well as some of its more obscure artists. From Alton Ellis, Johnny Osbourne, and the Gaylads to Roy Tomlinson, the Soulites, and the Officials, the collection spans the labels output from the late sixties to the early 1980s. These recordings might be rare, but they are some of the best forgotten songs released by Studio One. Where once only found in the collections of Reggae aficionados and fetching tidy sums on the internet, From the Vaults, Vol. 1 showcases some of the greatest lost music by Jamaicas legendary label. Studio One has always been Jamaicas premier label, having discovered and recorded some of the top names in Reggae. From the Vaults, Vol. 1 introduces some of the lesser known artists, and some rarer tracks from the more famous. All 18 songs here are found on LP for the first time, with two previously unreleased. The LP also comes with a bonus 45 single, featuring an unreleased track from Glen and Dave, exclusive for Record Store Day Black Friday.