Jamaican Oldies - Day Two - Roy Panton & Yvonne Harrison
There were many popular Jamaican duos singing love ballads in early 60s, but the greatest duettist of them all was Roy Panton, who started recording in the late 50s with Stranger Cole and Eric "Monty" Morris,
duetted with a young Millie Small, and produced a plethora of ska/rocksteady recordings with Yvonne Harrison that rode high on the Jamaican charts during the early 1960s. As "Roy & Yvonne" they had their first hit
with "Two Roads Before You" and it's flipside "Join Together, and they continued recording for several producers throughout the 60s, performed live with Byron Lee & The Dragonaires on the "All Island Tour",
were featured on the first televised show in Jamaica at Kingston's Sombrero Club (which became part of the 1964 documentary "This Is Ska"), and recorded with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics.
We at Jamaican Oldies Productions and Jump Up Records are proud to present the official North American album release for Roy Panton & Yvonne Harrison's first ever anthology, a collection of 17 rare studio recordings from 1960-1971.
These tracks have been remastered for the first time, and features songs performed both together and solo, including collaborations from Eric ‘Monty’ Morris, Millie Small, Anette and Glen Adams.
Roy & Yvonne will be backed by THE PRIZEFIGHTERS from Minneapolis, who will perform a full set as well. We welcome them back after doing such an incredible job backing STRANGER COLE last November.