By the early Seventies, Clancy Eccles sat firmly atop the reggae tree, having enjoyed a succession of hits both in Jamaica and the UK, where the bulk of his productions had seen issue on Trojan's Clandisc subsidiary. To capitalise on the popularity of his work, the London based record company chose to launch their new Big Shot label LP range with a collection comprising a dozen of his lesser known tracks that had remained unissued since being recorded two to three years earlier. Unfortunately, due to the age of the material, the resultant "Top Of The Ladder" album sounded dated compared to the reggae sounds of the day, with poor sales of the long-player leading to it being pulled after an initial pressing run of just a few hundred copies. Although largely overlooked by record buyers at the time, the LP's scarcity, allied to the high quality of the music featured within it's grooves has since led to it becoming one of the most sought-after Trojan collections on the market. Unavailable on any format for almost half a century, "Top Of The Ladder" is finally available once more, with it's dozen tracks bolstered by over 40 Clancy Eccles-produced sides from the early Seventies - including the original reggae version of 'Kingston' Town' and many recordings new to CD!
By the early Seventies, Clancy Eccles sat firmly atop the reggae tree, having enjoyed a succession of hits both in Jamaica and the UK, where the bulk of his productions had seen issue on Trojan's Clandisc subsidiary. To capitalise on the popularity of his work, the London based record company chose to launch their new Big Shot label LP range with a collection comprising a dozen of his lesser known tracks that had remained unissued since being recorded two to three years earlier. Unfortunately, due to the age of the material, the resultant "Top Of The Ladder" album sounded dated compared to the reggae sounds of the day, with poor sales of the long-player leading to it being pulled after an initial pressing run of just a few hundred copies. Although largely overlooked by record buyers at the time, the LP's scarcity, allied to the high quality of the music featured within it's grooves has since led to it becoming one of the most sought-after Trojan collections on the market. Unavailable on any format for almost half a century, "Top Of The Ladder" is finally available once more, with it's dozen tracks bolstered by over 40 Clancy Eccles-produced sides from the early Seventies - including the original reggae version of 'Kingston' Town' and many recordings new to CD!
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Format: CD
Label: CHERRY RED
Rel. Date: 05/15/2020
UPC: 5013929275737

Top Of The Ladder (Bonus Tracks) (Uk)
Artist: Clancy Eccles & Friends
Format: CD
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1. Open It - Winston Wright
2. Thinking About It - The Dynamites
3. Captivity - Joe Higgs
4. Love That Builds - Higgs ; Wilson
5. Hits Medley - Clancy Eccles
6. Reggaedelic - Winston Wright
7. Cat Walk - Winston Wright
8. Eccles Skank - Winston Wright
9. Quarter Master - Winston Wright 1
10. Passing Through - Lord Creator 1
11. Cow Feet Reggae - The Dynamites 1
12. Nyah Rock - Winston Wright 1
13. Holly Holy - The Fabulous Flames 1
14. Rod Of Correction - Clancy Eccles 1
15. Old Man River - Mello ; The Mellotones 1
16. Hello Mother - The Dynamites 1
17. Power For The People (Part 1) - Clancy Eccles 1
18. Molly - Lord Creator 1
19. George - Gladstone Anderson 2
20. People Like People - Clancy Eccles 2
21. Don't Call Me Nigga - Tyrone Taylor 2
22. Build My World Around You - Mello ; The Mellotones 2
23. Sweet Jamaica - Clancy Eccles 2
24. Sunday Version - The Dynamites 2
25. Rub A Dub - King Stitt 2
26. Kingston Town - Lord Creator 2
27. Stand By Your Man - Merlene Webber 2
28. Hallelujah Free At Last - Clancy Eccles 2
29. Hi De Ho - The Fabulous Flames 3
30. Joe Louis - The Dynamites 3
31. Teardrops Will Fall - The Silvertones 3
32. John Crow Skank - Clancy Eccles 3
33. Haile Selassie - Mello ; The Mellotones 3
34. Going Up West - Winston Wright 3
35. If You Were Mine - Honey Boy Martin 3
36. Ganja Free - Clancy Eccles 3
37. Livitis - The Fabulous Flames 3
38. Red Moon - The Dynamites 3
39. Tomorrow - Stranger ; Gladdy 4
40. Uncle Joe - Clancy Eccles 4
41. Winey Winey - Jackie Bernard 4
42. Growing Up - The Fabulous Flames 4
43. That's How I Need You - Lord Creator 4
44. Power For The People (Part 2) - Clancy Eccles 4
45. The Wanderer- Beres Hammond 4
46. I Fe Layo - Larry Mcdonald ; Denzil Laing 4
47. Single Man - Honey Boy Martin 4
48. Live And Love - Barry Wilson 4
49. Sha La La - The Dynamites 5
50. What Will Your Mama Say (Strings Mix) - Clancy Eccles

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By the early Seventies, Clancy Eccles sat firmly atop the reggae tree, having enjoyed a succession of hits both in Jamaica and the UK, where the bulk of his productions had seen issue on Trojan's Clandisc subsidiary. To capitalise on the popularity of his work, the London based record company chose to launch their new Big Shot label LP range with a collection comprising a dozen of his lesser known tracks that had remained unissued since being recorded two to three years earlier. Unfortunately, due to the age of the material, the resultant "Top Of The Ladder" album sounded dated compared to the reggae sounds of the day, with poor sales of the long-player leading to it being pulled after an initial pressing run of just a few hundred copies. Although largely overlooked by record buyers at the time, the LP's scarcity, allied to the high quality of the music featured within it's grooves has since led to it becoming one of the most sought-after Trojan collections on the market. Unavailable on any format for almost half a century, "Top Of The Ladder" is finally available once more, with it's dozen tracks bolstered by over 40 Clancy Eccles-produced sides from the early Seventies - including the original reggae version of 'Kingston' Town' and many recordings new to CD!