On 22 July 1969, the world celebrated mankind’s first steps upon the surface of the moon with the successful Apollo 11landing. And few countries celebrated this historic event through their music than Jamaica, where an array of local recording artists penned and cut songs marking the occasion.
Now, in honour of the 50th anniversary of landing, some of the most popular and sought-after moon-themed reggae tracks from the period have been gathered on 'Do The Moonwalk'. The result is a joyous collection of original boss reggae sounds, sure to appeal to fans of late 1960s Jamaican music, collectors of space oddities and the curious, drawn to the irresistable pleasures of lunar reggae!
Full track-listing details are as follows:
1. Moon Hop – Derrick Morgan & The Rudies
2. Moon Shot – Karl Bryan with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
3. Doing The Moonwalk – Nicky Thomas
4. Moon Rock – Earl Bailey)
5. Come We A Go Moon Walk – The Kingstonians
6. Boss A Moon – Sonny Binns & The Rudies
1. Man Pon Moon – Derrick Morgan
2. Moon Dust – Ansel Collins & The Beverley’s All Stars
3. Creature From The Moon – King Horror & The Rudies
4. Moon Invader – Winston Wright with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
5. Apollo 11 – The Moon Boys
6. Skinhead Moonstomp – Symarip (UK chart hit)