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Various - The "King" Kong Compilation - The Historic Reggae Recordings 1968-1970 FLAC album

Performer: Various
Genre: Reggae
Title: The "King" Kong Compilation - The Historic Reggae Recordings 1968-1970
Country: US
Released: 1981
Style: Reggae, Roots Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady
FLAC version ZIP size: 1915 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1817 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1435 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 566

Kong put reggae on the international scene producing the Maytals "Do The Reggay"(sic). Although that song is not featured here there others by the Maytals. For reggae aficionados no introduction is need,but nonetheless Toots,the lead singer is featured on all Maytals tracks. There are three Maytals tracks, all featuring that distinctive choping reggae rhythm and church influenced vocals. This disc features the birth of rock steady music. Most of the recordings are from 1968-1970.

Printed on back cover: 1968 1970 1969 (Previously unissued) Photo of Leslie Kong courtesy of David and Jill Betteridge Other Photos courtesy of Black Music Magazine Thanks to Roger Dalke Mango. Records Division of Island Records Inc. 444 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Printed on spine: ℗1981 This compilation made by Island Records Ltd.

The King Kong Compilation: The Historic Reggae Recordings. By the Rivers of Babylon. History of Trojan Records, Vol. 1: 1968-1971. Revolutionary Sounds: The Essential Collection of Classic Roots Reggae, 1973-1981. Simply the Best Reggae Album. Young, Gifted and Black.

В 1970 году трио распалось. Fox (1) Ray Hoff And The Off Beats (1) Ray Owen's Moon (1) Ray Stinnett (1) Raymond Froggatt (2) Raymond Louis Kennedy (1) Reaction (1) Reaktor 4 (1) Rebecca And The Sunnybrook Farmers (1) Red Dirt (1) Red Pony (1) Redeye (2) Redhouse (1) Reg King (2) Reign Ghost (2) Relayer (1) Release Music Orchestra (5) Renia (1) Resa (1) Resan (1).

The King Kong Compilation: Historic Reggae Recordings 1968-1970. Your Arms Reaching Out For Me. A Love I Can Feel. 2/10/17 11:04am Ken From Hyde Park: Look at the neat album covers on display. Meets the minimum number of flair. Fri. 2/10/17 11:04am psysci: i wont condone stealing of any sort but in this case ill let it slide.

King kong compilation: historic reggae recordings, 1968-1970 - V/a - CD - mint. Free Shipping! Ships from . Satisfaction Guaranteed. This is a CD of Island 40 Vol 2 - Rhythmj & Blues Beat 1964-1969. This one contains 20 classic ska, reggae, blue beat and R&B recordings issued by Island.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Desmond Dekker And The Aces* Israelites
Written-By – D. Dekker*, L. Kong*
A2 The Maytals Monkey Girl
Written-By – Hibbert*
A3 The Melodians Sweet Sensation 3:42
A4 Ken Boothe Freedom Street
Written-By – Seaton*, Boothe*
A5 Tyrone Evans Let Them Talk
Written-By – Evans*
A6 The Pioneers Samfie Man
Written-By – Crooks*, Agard*, Robinson*
A7 The Melodians It's My Delight
Written-By – L. Kong*
A8 The Maytals Peeping Tom
Written-By – Hibbert*
B1 The Melodians Rivers Of Babylon
Written-By – Dowe*, McNaughton*
B2 Delroy Wilson Gave You My Love
Written-By – H. Seaton*
B3 Bruce Ruffin Bitterness Of Life
Written-By – Downey*
B4 Ansell Collins* Night Flight (Sentimental Journey)
Written-By – Homer*, Green*, Brown*
B5 The Pioneers Long Shot Kick De Bucket
Written-By – Crooks*, Agard*, Robinson*
B6 Desmond Dekker And The Aces* It Mek
Written-By – Dacres*, Kong*
B7 Ken Boothe Why Baby Why
Written-By – Seaton*
B8 The Maytals Monkey Man
Written-By – Hibbert*

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Mango Records
  • Distributed By – Island Records Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Made By – Island Records Ltd.
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound


  • Bass – Jackie Jackson , Lloyd Parkes*
  • Compiled By – Rob Bell, Warrick Lyn*
  • Drums – Paul Douglas
  • Guitar – "Hux" Brown*, Lynn Tait*, Rad Bryan*
  • Keyboards – Ansell Collins*, "Gladdy" Anderson*, Winston Wright
  • Liner Notes – Rob Bell
  • Trumpet – Bobby Ellis


Jacket Made In Canada / Comes with a printed innersleeve "Reggae Greats"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etching): MLPS - 9632 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etching): MLPS - 9632 - B
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MLPS-9632 Various The "King" Kong Compilation ‎(LP, Album, Comp, Mono, Pit) Mango, Beverley's Records MLPS-9632 US 1981
162-539 632-2 Various The "King" Kong Compilation ‎(CD, Comp) Mango 162-539 632-2 US 1991
203.532, 230 532-250 Various The "King" Kong Compilation ‎(LP, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 203.532, 230 532-250 Germany 1981
MLPS-9632 Various The "King" Kong Compilation ‎(LP, Comp, RP) Mango, Beverley's Records MLPS-9632 US 1981
MLPS-9632, MLPS 9632 Various The "King" Kong Compilation ‎(LP, Album, Comp, Mono, Hau) Mango, Beverley's Records, Mango MLPS-9632, MLPS 9632 US 1981