Fling the version! – Jamaican B-sides 1972 – 1984

by Apr 14, 2020

Fling the version! - Jamaican B-sides 1972 - 1984

Back in those days the B-sides were highly interesting musical outings ranging from dub excursions, instrumental cuts or deejay versions. Here’s a selection of some of my favorite B-sides. Tracks include Scientist, Roots Radics, Mikey Dread, The Upsetters, Jah Batta, Prince Mohammed and more.

Tracks
Title B-side / Title A-side

01 Mikey Dread & The Instigators – Robbers Roost / Edi Fitzroy – Country Man [1978]
02 The Upsetters – Yucky Skank / The Upsetters – Bucky Skank [1973]
03 The Aggrovators – Channel One Get Drop / Jah Stitch – Natty Dread In Demand
04 Scientist & Roots Radics – Neutron Bomb / Lone Ranger – Trod Along [1981]
05 Jah Batta – Great Super Star / Horace Andy – Tribute To Bob Marley [1981]
06 Tommy Mcook – Version / D. Wilson & Agustus Pablo – Pablo’s Mercy [1974]
07 Dennis Alcapone – Stars Version / Lloyd Parks – Stars [1972]
08 Version / Trinity – Kingston Pretty But It Far [1977]
09 Three Finger Jack – Dog Call Spot / Errol Richards – Super Bad [1983]
10 Roots Radics – Scandal Rock /Ranking Toyan – Sodom In Jamaica [1982]
11 Colour Man – Skin A Fe Peel / Little John – Bubbling Style [1984]
12 Version / Trinity – Fancy Cat
13 Country Style / Mighty Diamonds – Country Living
14 Weather Cap – Prince Far I – Weather Man Tam [1978]
15 Version / Louie Lepkie – Jealousey [1982]
16 Ranking Trevor – Gimmie More Loving / Dennis Brown – A Little Bit More [1982]
17 Version / Horace Andy – Undivided World [1976]
18 Prince Mohammed – Mc Donald / George Nooks – Darling (Your Love Is Amazing) [1979]
19 Scientist – Cyrus Hall / Bunny Lie Lie – Something Going To Happen [1980]