The Renegades consisted of Winston 'Pipe' Matthews, Lloyd 'Bread' McDonald and George 'Buddy' Haye. They later became a group called The Wailing Souls. 'Mr. Hops' is definitely one of the most powerful Rocksteady vocal song among the whole Merritone catalogue. Originally released in 1966, this is one of the rarest records you could ever find. On the flip side features a previously unreleased Ska vocal recording, 'Oh My Love', also taken from the original master tape.
Dub Store Records is the Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae and Dancehall reissue label run by the eponymous Tokyo based record store. The label aims at accurately covering the 50-plus years of Jamaican music, and pass on many rare and magnificent recordings, which are non-commercial and highly artistic. Carefully handing down the tradition of reggae music, Dub Store Records has so far issued recordings from labels and artists such as Studio One, Federal Records (Federal, Kentone, Merritone), Jammys, Bunny Wailer's Solomonic, Derrick Harriott, Kiddus I, Redman International, King Tubby’s Firehouse, Fam's, BMN and much more to come.
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