Various Artists: Suedehead (Various Artists)
Artist: Various Artists
Title: Suedehead (Various Artists)
Label: Kingston Sounds
Product Type: VINYL LP
LP version. The Suedehead sound of the early '70s followed the Skinhead style of the 1968-70 period. The notable difference could be seen and heard, the sharp jerky upbeat rhythms were slowing down a notch to what we'd soon be calling that early reggae sound. The tougher harder look of the Rude Boy/Skinhead style was relaxing a little to almost meet with the less frantic rhythms to a more slowed down groove like sound. The hair got a little longer, going from a Mark 1 to a Feather Cut style. The "Rude Boy Out of Jail" type lyrics were becoming more conscientious, this was another twist and turn in the ever evolving sound of Jamaican music, but what is certain is the artists and producers never disappointed us in this period. Here is a compilation of some tunes that the Suedehead crowd were grooving to. Tracks by Twinkle Brothers, Delroy Wilson, Cornell Campbell, John Holt, The Claradonians, Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Pat Kelly, and Max Romeo.