Duke Reid Group

Also known as Duke Reid, Duke Reid & His Band, Duke Reid & His Group, Duke Reid And His Group, Duke Reid Band, Duke Reid Band, The, Duke Reid Group, The, Duke Reid's Band, Duke Reid's Group, Duke's Group, Dukies Group, Reid Selected Group
Members of Duke Reid Group: Arkland Parks, Arthur "Duke" Reid, Aubrey Adams, Cluett Johnson, Dennis Sindrey, Don Drummond, Ernest Ranglin, Jah Jerry Haynes, Johnny Moore, Lester Sterling, Lloyd Brevett, Lloyd Knibbs, Oswald Brooks, Owen Gray, Rico Rodriguez, Roland Alphonso, Theophilus Beckford, Tommy McCook, Trenton Spence, Val Bennett

Discography of Duke Reid Group:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Lover Boy / Oh My! 2 Audio 1960 Blue Beat
2 Rough & Tough / The Mood I Am In 2 Audio 1963 Blue Beat
3 Cool School / Joker 2 Audio 1960 Blue Beat
4 Till The End Of Time / What Makes Honey 2 Audio 1960 Blue Beat
5 On The Beach / Don't Try Me (Version) 2 Audio Treasure Isle
6 Dukes Cookies / I Wanna Love 2 Audio 1960 Blue Beat
7 Dukes Cookies / I Wanna Love 2 Audio Duke Reid's
8 Till The End Of Time / What Makes Honey 2 Audio 1960 Duke Reid's
9 Penny Reel / Darling When 2 Audio 1964 Treasure Isle
10 Pink Lane Shuffle / Low Down Dirty Girl 2 Audio 1960 Duke (2)

Group formed by [a=Arthur "Duke" Reid] as his own backing band who backed young singers like [a=Derrick Morgan] and [a=Jiving Juniors, The].

Those 'groups', as it goes, were often drawn from the same nucleus of musicians, who would simply change their name according to which sound system man (or producer, as they were becoming known) they were working for that day. Trojan? Fine, we're Duke Reid's group. [a=Clement "Coxsone" Dodd]? Yeah, now we're [a=Blues Blasters, The]. And so on. On dozens of those early records from Jamaican R&B's 1958 - 62 heyday, the band included permutations of sax men [a=Roland Alphonso], [a=Val Bennett] and Stanley 'Ribs' Notice, trumpeter's Ray Harper and Oswald [a=Baba Brooks], trombonists [a=Rico Rodriguez] and [a=Don Drummond], double-bassists [a=Cluett Johnson] and [a=Lloyd Brevett], pianists [a=Theophilus Beckford] and [a=Owen Gray], guitarists [a=Ernest Ranglin] and [a=Dennis Sindrey] (remarkably, an Australian), and drummers Arkland '[a=Drumbago]' Parks and [a=Lloyd Knibbs].

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