Justin Hinds / Justin Hinds & the Dominoes

Carry Go Bring Come: Anthology '64-'74

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Justin Hinds has deserved an anthology like this for some time now, one that brings his important ska, rocksteady, and early reggae sides from Duke Reid's Treasure Isle studio together in one package, and kudos for Trojan/Sanctuary for finally doing it. A major figure in Jamaica's musical story, on a par with Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, Toots Hibbert, Burning Spear. and Bob Marley, Hinds has been woefully underappreciated on an international level, due in part, no doubt, to his own reticent nature concerning stardom. More country than Kingston, Hinds took Jamaican folk sayings and proverbs and crafted them into songs of wry, subtle wisdom, and with his easy, calm singing style, he was disarmingly effective in calling out the foolishness he saw going on around him. He influenced everyone on the Jamaican scene, including Marley, who picked up on Hinds' folk approach, even nabbing whole songs like Hinds' "Corner Stone" for his own use. Hinds hit right out of the box with his first recording for Duke Reid, the enduring "Carry Go Bring Come," which became a ska standard in 1964, and backed by the likes of Tommy McCook, Don Drummond, and Roland Alphonso at Treasure Isle, Hinds turned out ska anthems like "Over the River," "Botheration," and "The Higher the Monkey Climbs," then slipped easily into the cooled-down rhythms of rocksteady with a superb version of Wade Flemons' 1958 R&B hit "Here I Stand." Hinds became less active musically during the early-'70s reggae boom, but his reggae-styled remakes of "Botheration" and "Carry Go Bring Come" made them classics a second time over. Unlike most Jamaican singers, Hinds didn't skip from producer to producer, but stuck with Reid for ten years until Reid's death in 1974, and recorded only sparingly afterwards. This important two-disc set includes every important side Hinds did with Reid, and when combined with the excellent Jack Ruby-produced Jezebel album from 1976, forms the heart of Hinds canon. Justin Hinds' death in the spring of 2005 robbed Jamaica and the world of a wonderful singer and writer. Better late than never, this anthology is the essential starting point to the music and legacy he left behind.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: The Dominoes
2:45 Spotify
2
feat: The Dominoes
2:24 Spotify
3
feat: The Dominoes
2:23 Spotify
4
feat: The Dominoes
2:34 Spotify
5
feat: The Dominoes
2:47 Spotify
6
feat: The Dominoes
2:20 Spotify
7
feat: The Dominoes
2:19 Spotify
8
feat: The Dominoes
2:26 Spotify
9
feat: The Dominoes
2:17 Spotify
10
feat: The Dominoes
2:39 Spotify
11
feat: The Dominoes
2:27 Spotify
12
feat: The Dominoes
2:47 SpotifyAmazon
13
feat: The Dominoes
2:28 Spotify
14
feat: The Dominoes
2:31 Spotify
15
feat: The Dominoes
2:35 Spotify
16
feat: The Dominoes
2:32 Spotify
17
feat: The Dominoes
2:42 Spotify
18
feat: The Dominoes
2:05 Spotify
19
feat: The Dominoes
2:35 Spotify
20
feat: The Dominoes
2:39 Spotify
21
feat: The Dominoes
3:00 Spotify
22
feat: The Dominoes
2:33 Spotify
23
feat: The Dominoes
2:57 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: The Dominoes
3:06 Spotify
2
feat: The Dominoes
3:09 Spotify
3
feat: The Dominoes
2:26 Spotify
4
feat: The Dominoes
2:48 Spotify
5
feat: The Dominoes
2:50 Spotify
6
feat: The Dominoes
2:37 Spotify
7
feat: The Dominoes
3:41 Spotify
8
feat: King Sporty
3:23 Spotify
9
feat: Tommy McCook
2:35 Spotify
10
feat: The Dominoes
2:34 Spotify
11
feat: The Dominoes
2:48 Spotify
12
feat: The Dominoes
2:47 Spotify
13
feat: The Dominoes
3:00 Spotify
14
feat: The Dominoes
2:41 Spotify
15
feat: The Dominoes
2:24 Spotify
16
feat: The Dominoes
2:24 Spotify
17
feat: The Dominoes
2:01 Spotify
18
feat: The Dominoes
2:54 Spotify
19
feat: The Dominoes
2:11 Spotify
20
feat: The Dominoes
2:31 Spotify
21
feat: The Dominoes
2:38 Spotify
22
feat: The Dominoes
3:05 Spotify
23
feat: The Dominoes
3:06 Spotify
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