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    I found a copy of 'Version Galore' by I Roy on Treasure Island at lunch time but when I've searched for info only U Roy pops up - I had previously thought they were different gezzers. Are they one and the same bloke?

    Also found 'Reggae Happening' by Boris Garnder in the same pile - it's on Dynamic Sounds - no info on this fella at all but I have high hopes for the cover of 'Spooky'.

    Are these LPs rare or are they the JA equivalent of a UB40 lp?
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    Different person Lee. He took the name in tribute to U Roy...

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?....2&hl=en

    But I can't google his 'Version Galore'.

    'Barbwire' on the 'Reggae Happening' LP is a version of the Nora Dean tune, something of a classic. And, if you come across a copy of 'Every Ni**a Is A Star'...
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    • #3
      Boris’ version of the MGs’ “Melting Pot” is a belter.

      His “Sledgehammer” LP has some reggae funk niceness on it, too.

      Avoid his soppy “I Wanna Wake Up With You” hit, though.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by [b
        Quote[/b] ]Also found 'Reggae Happening' by Boris Garnder in the same pile - it's on Dynamic Sounds
        Check Lock Jaw, tough skanking!! mines on Trojan btw
        spooky's nice + mr sandman is groovin!
        has a book price of £10-15 apparently (says the guy who sold it to me? )
        I was gonna pass on the lp because of the same UB40/commercial concerns but those 3 tracks swung it.
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        • #5
          Roy Reid aka I Roy


          Ewart Beckfort aka U Roy

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          • #6
            On closer inspection the LP IS by U Roy - a fact which I could have gleaned (and saved you good people some bother) by simply turning the LP over and reading the sleeve note - durrrh. Also has pictures of Mr Roy(no Bazil Brush jokes please) in his pre-dread days

            Why does it say i Roy on the cover then.

            The Gardner version of 'Spooky' is pure class by the way.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by [b
              Quote[/b] (son of stan @ Aug. 08 2004,16:11)]Boris’ version of the MGs’ “Melting Pot” is a belter.

              His “Sledgehammer” LP has some reggae funk niceness on it, too.

              Avoid his soppy “I Wanna Wake Up With You” hit, though.
              I assume it's the same Boris Gardner behind the 'Ghetto Funk' track on the 'Darker Than Blue' comp, too?

              Dynamic Sounds seems to be a bit of a mixed quality label, but certainly has good things on it - quite a lot of Byron Lee's stuff late 60s/early 70s seems to be on it, and his LPs always have at least a couple of worthwhile cuts on them in my experience...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by [b
                Quote[/b] (son of stan @ Aug. 09 2004,15:11)]Avoid his soppy “I Wanna Wake Up With You” hit, though.
                avoiding that is a challenge! it must be in every charity shop in the country - once saw it in one shop as 45, 45 with picture sleeve, original 12" (red label), repress 12" (yellow label - i think i've got those the right way round, but i don't really care&#33, 12" with picture sleeve... help!

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