• The Techniques & Friends: Winston Riley's Rock Steady & Early Reggae 1968-1969

The late Winston Riley formed the Techniques in 1962 and remained a member of the group throughout their career.  Regarded as one of the finest harmony groups in the music's history, the Techniques included at one time or another such great singers as Slim Smith, Pat Kelly, Lloyd Parks, Bruce Ruffin, Jackie Parris, Tyrone Evans and Dave Barker.  

The group recorded such classics as You Don't Care, Queen Majesty and Love Is Not A Gamble for Duke Reid before Riley decided to start producing himself.  This album collects his productions featuring the group, mainly featuring Pat Kelly on lead vocals; What Am I To Do, Man Of My Word, Time Has Come, as well as Dave Barker's solo gem Your Love Is A Game two tracks from The Shades and three from The Madlads. 

Track listing:

1. Dave Barker - Your Love Is A Game
2. The Mad Lads - So Afraid
3. The Techniques - I Feel Alive Again
4. The Techniques - Heart Of A Man
5. The Techniques - What Am I To Do
6. The Techniques - Where Were You
7. The Techniques - The Reason Why
8. The Shades - Never Gonna Give You Up
9. The Techniques - Just One Smile
10. The Techniques - Man Of My World
11. The Mad Lads - Mother Nature
12. The Mad Lads - I Never Know
13. The Techniques You Are My Everything
14. The Techniques - Time Has Come
15. The Shades - She's Gonna Marry Me


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The Techniques & Friends: Winston Riley's Rock Steady & Early Reggae 1968-1969

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