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Cover of: Various - Mento Jamaica
Mento Jamaica's Original Music
Naked Lunch | LP | 15 €

If you are in search of the origins of Jamaican music this is a great album to start with. Mento was the original Jamaican folk music that predates Ska and Reggae. Played Exclusively on acoustic instruments Mento was based on both African and European elements. The 1950s was Mento's golden age, as many artists recorded songs using a variety of rhythms and styles. It was the peak of Mento's creativity and popularity and the birth of Jamaica's recording industry.TracklistSide A 1 Sweet Chariot / Laurel Aitken2 Brown Skin Girl / Ben Bowers with The Babba Motta Orchestra3 Not Me (Man Smart, Woman Smarter) / Hubert Porter4 Mango Time / Count Lasher's Seven5 Doctor / Count Lasher6 It All Began With Adam And Eve / Lord Flea7 Healin' In The Balmyard / Harold Richardson & The TicklersSide B1 Country Gal / Harold Richardson2 Linstead / Market & Day O Wrigglers3 Blu/Lu/Lup / Lord Fly4 Samfi Man / Count Lasher & His Quintet5 Glamour Gal / Harold Richardson & The Ticklers6 Solas Market / Boysie Grant7 The Naughty Little Flea / Boysie Grant & Reynold's Calypso Clippers

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