You Surely Must Know - Slim Smith - Stay / Slip Away // You Surely Must Know / If My Dream Could Com
Stand Firm. Artist Barry Brown. Condition Ex Original Sleeve. The Best Of U Roy. U The Last Remains Of Our Love - Paul Martin (24) - It Happened And Friends.
New Body. Artist Pompidou. Artist Twin We Dont Need It - Active Minds - Death To Capitalism And Other Tales. Answer Me Question. Condition Ex Labels Reversed. Condition VG Blue Vinyl.
Artist Errol Dunkley. None Shall Escape. Artist The Cables. Lets Fall In Love. Version Galore Vol 3. Big Youth. Dennis Alcapone. For I And I. Star Trek. Artist The Vulcans. Jamaicas First Lady Of Songs. Artist Hortense Ellis. The Godfather. Showcase Vol 1. Artist The Uniques.
Artist Linval Thompson. The Original. Love It Up. Artist Tito Simon. Artist Pat kelly. Authorized Version. Jump The Fence. Artist Winston Wright. The Roots Of Dub. Artist King Tubby. Producer Ranny Williams.
Its A Miracle. Early Days. Artist Stranger Cole and Charlie Ace. Label Tropical Records UK. Catalogue numbers started at WI Many of these records had been released previously in Jamaica and other territories on small local labels.
For a variety of reasons details of the artists and songs printed on the labels do not always match what is actually to be found in the grooves of the record! The main Island label was soon joined by another three labels: Sue for black American music with catalogue numbers starting at WI, Black Swan for more Jamaican music starting with WI, and Jump Up, for Calypso and Trinidadian music, starting withbut using another prefix JU.
The Aladdin label was started in about and used numbers starting withusing the WI prefix. Island singles were released with prefix WI and numbers starting with The Island label itself was white with red lettering and logotypes - for the first releases it had a round "Flaming sun" logo on a white label, then and for reprints of the early issues a red strip across the centre of the label like a "bow tie".
The labels have the Rutland Gate Mews address on all first pressings up until about number 14; this was followed by the London England address which goes up to at least 47, then came Cambridge Road.
This discography has been expanded and corrected using the published discography Cap A Les Deus - Xavi Múrcia - A Través De Vinyoli "Record Collector" magazinepublished May Details can also be checked online,  which contains many label scans.
As far as possible, the listings below reflect what is actually written on the record label. Known variations or labelling errors are given in brackets after the entry.
The Sue label, initiated inwas a subsidiary to release black US-American music. The releases You Surely Must Know - Slim Smith - Stay / Slip Away // You Surely Must Know / If My Dream Could Com the catalogue numbers of Island's singles starting at number Some earlier issues from the black-owned independent American label established in were released on the London American label.
The original Island agreement with the American company ended in disagreement and all U. Sue records were deleted from their catalogue in Julyand American Sue issues returned to the London American label. Island records retained the use of the name Sue until the final release in The Black Swan label was one of Island's first subsidiaries with releases from to With a black and white label the catalogue covered the WI series numbers from to Jump Up started in and released singles mainly in calypso style until ca.
Island's "first serious stab at setting up a pukka pop label". A short-lived subsidiary whose releases came out in the spring of The handful of releases were numbered in the WI series. The catalogue numbers ff. This series commenced in January and initially ran alongside the existing WI series see above.
Another change was that releases in the WIP series were normally stereo productions. Hard Meat, The Smoke or represented one-off licensing deals with artists who never again appeared in the Island listings e. The series continued throughout the s and into the early s see below. Sometimes referred to as the "eye" label design, it featured an orange and black elliptical device on the left-hand side of the label which could be said to resemble a grotesque eyeball when viewed sideways.
Beginning with WIP, a new series of matrix numbers was introduced for 7" singles. Henceforward, singles' sides were not usually identified as "A" or "B", but each bore a unique matrix number in a series starting at wipx Initially, the new matrix numbers were used in conjunction with the existing "eye" label design, but beginning with releases in June a new pink label design was introduced, known as the "block" design.
The new design continued to feature the "eye" device in plain black enclosed within the push-out centre of the record, but the company name was now written in capital letters within a rectangular black block in the lower part of the label.
The first release to feature the new label design appears to have been WIP and the last to feature the orange-and-black "eye" design WIP, a reissue of "Incense" by the Anglos, which had actually been released the previous month.
One or two earlier releases which were evidently still selling were re-pressed with the new design e. WIP, which exists with both the orange-and-black "eye" and the "block" label designs. Towards the end ofartists signed to Terry Ellis and Chris Wright's Chrysalis management company began to be favoured with a special Chrysalis label design - green with a red Chrysalis butterfly logo.
These early Chrysalis singles were allotted catalogue and matrix numbers in the main Island WIP and wipx series, respectively, and bore the legend "manufactured and distributed by island records basing st london" on the upper circumference of the label.
Chrysalis continued to issue singles bearing Island catalogue numbers until Autumnafter which the label broke away completely and began its own series of catalogue numbers in a CHS series.
Label Roots from the Yard JA. Dont Break Your Promise. The Leader For The Pack. Artist Sugar Minott. Label World Enterprise US. Artist Derrick Morgan. The Best Of U Roy.
The Roots Of Dub. You Surely Must Know - Slim Smith - Stay / Slip Away // You Surely Must Know / If My Dream Could Com King Tubby. House Wife Choice. None Shall Escape. Artist Barry Brown. Stand Firm. Straight To Babylon Chest. Prince Jazzbo. Derrick Morgan. I Roy. The Aggrovators. Version Galore Vol 3. Big Youth. Dennis Alcapone. Artist Max Romeo with Niney. Peoples Decision. Artist Leroy Smart. Artist Linval Thompson. Artist King Kong. Answer Me Question. You Surely Must Know - Slim Smith - Stay / Slip Away // You Surely Must Know / If My Dream Could Com Original.
Step Forward Youth. Artist Laurel Aitken. The Godfather. Jamaicas First Lady Of Songs. Artist Hortense Ellis. Living In The Footsteps. Authorized Version. Artist Dennis Alcapone. Artist Joy White. Watch Your Step Youthman. In Cold Blood.
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