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THE BLUE BEAT LABEL SIXTY YEAR CELEBRATION ALBUM

‘BLUE BEAT IS BACK IN TOWN’

RELEASE DATES

LIMITED EDITION BLUE VINYL GATEFOLD SLEEVE

Record Store Day 2020 - Drop Day 3, 24th October, 2020


DIGITAL BUNDLE

Friday 20th November, 2020


BLACK VINYL

Friday 11th December, 2020


In 1960 London Emil Shalit and Siggy Jackson launched The Blue Beat Label and in the process created one of the most iconic, legendary, best loved and acclaimed independent record labels of all time.


To celebrate 60 years of the label a new compilation album THE BLUE BEAT LABEL SIXTY YEAR CELEBRATION ALBUM ‘Blue Beat Is Back In Town’ will be released on Saturday 24th October as part of Record Store Day 2020 - Drop Day 3.


Appropriately the album release will feature tracks from and related to The Blue Beat Label's culture-shaping history.


A very special version of THE BLUE BEAT LABEL SIXTY YEAR CELEBRATION ALBUM ‘Blue Beat Is Back In Town’ will go on sale exclusively in independent record stores in the UK and Ireland. The limited edition 12" vinyl album, mastered at Abbey Road Studios, is presented in very special limited edition blue vinyl and limited edition gatefold sleeve.


This very special limited edition album release on Record Store Day 2020 - Drop Day 3 will complement the other activities celebrating the 60th anniversary of the legendary label.


A digital bundle will be released on Friday November 20th and a 12" black vinyl version will be released on Friday December 11th.

Track-listing:


Side A

1. Blue Beat Is Back In Town - Marcus Upbeat

2. Boogie Rock - Laurel Aitken

3. Oh Carolina - The Folkes Brothers With The Count Ossie Afro-Combo

4. One Step Beyond - Madness

5. Miss Lulu - Derrick Morgan

6. Call Me My Pet - Owen Gray

7. Oh Babe (Sick & Tired) with (The Carib Beats) - Ewan & Jerry

8. Rough and Smooth (aka Rough and Tough) - Stranger Cole

Side B

1. Get Along With You Now – Bad Manners Featuring Verona

2. Rough Rider - The Beat

3. We’ll Have A Ball - The Marvels Featuring Donna Hinds

4. She’s So Sweet - Marcus & The Microdots

5. Laurel’s Boogie (London Single Version) - No.1 Station

6. Help Me Make It Through The Night - John Holt

7. Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) - Jools Holland & Prince Buster


Release dates:

Limited edition heavy weight blue vinyl gatefold sleeve: 24th October, 2020

Digital bundle: Friday 20th November, 2020

Black vinyl: Friday 11th December, 2020

"It is great to see this celebration album being released and I will be looking forward to the official launch on October 14th."

Owen Gray

“I am pleased to know that blue beat 60th anniversary records will be launched on October 14. I promise when you get a copy of this record it will take you down a wonderful memory lane.”

Derrick Morgan

“It is a great honour to be a part of this project, it is surely keeping my father Alexander (Dimples) Hinds the original founder of The Marvels legacy alive. He would have been so proud. A memorable duo close to my heart. Not forgetting the No.1 Station Band.”

Donna Hinds


© 2020 Blue Beat Records Ltd.

The Blue Beat Label is still going independently as it reaches sixty! Established in 1960 and still proudly a truly independent record label, The Blue Beat Label continues to flourish and release great music. Celebrating 60 Years during 2020.
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