setlists

October 31, 2003: Alton Ellis


Alton Ellis. Man, he was one of those singers that came in the vein of soul and R&B and could croon with the best of them. In his early days, he was the Alton of Alton & Eddie, along with Eddie Perkins. He got his start with producers like Duke Reid and Coxsone Dodd, and produced a wealth of hit tunes in the rocksteady era.

For this show I start the ride with one of his top tunes, "I'm still In Love With You," done originally at Studio One and relicked for Joe Gibbs by Marcia Griffiths. (Sean Paul recently brought this riddim to prominence again.) Moving on, I focus on a lot of his Studio One tracks and remakes, like Horace Andy's remake of the "Hurting Me" riddim for Tappa Zukie called "Natty Dread a Weh She Want." There's also a massive tune for Keith Hudson, "All We Need Is Love." Alton also worked for other producers like Harry Mudie, but we don't stray too far from the core body of his work on this show.


SongArtistAlbumRiddimProducer
1Im Still In Love With YouAlton EllisSings Rock and SoulIm Still In Love With You: Alton Ellis / Uptown Top Ranking: Althea & DonnaCoxsone Dodd
2Beam SoundRoland Alphonso17 Dub Shots from Studio OneIm Still In Love With You: Alton Ellis / Uptown Top Ranking: Althea & DonnaCoxsone Dodd
3Im Still In Love With YouMarcia AitkenLove Of The Common People (Anthology 1967-79)Im Still In Love With You: Alton Ellis / Uptown Top Ranking: Althea & DonnaJoe Gibbs
4Three Piece Suit And ThingTrinityLove Of The Common People (Anthology 1967-79)Im Still In Love With You: Alton Ellis / Uptown Top Ranking: Althea & DonnaJoe Gibbs
5Up Town Top RankingAlthea & DonnaLove Of The Common People (Anthology 1967-79)Im Still In Love With You: Alton Ellis / Uptown Top Ranking: Althea & DonnaJoe Gibbs
6Calico SuitMighty TwoLove Of The Common People (Anthology 1967-79)Im Still In Love With You: Alton Ellis / Uptown Top Ranking: Althea & DonnaJoe Gibbs
7Big Bad BoyAlton EllisStudio Kinda CloudyBig Bad Boy: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
8Evil SpiritDon Drummond Jr.Studio Kinda CloudyBig Bad Boy: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
9Mr. Ska BemaAlton EllisHomeward BoundMr. Ska Bema: Alton EllisAlton Ellis & E Morgan
10African DescendantAlton EllisArise Black Man (1968-78)African Descendants: Alton Ellis
11African VersionAlton EllisStudio One Archive Vol. 6African Descendants: Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
12Arise Black ManAlton EllisArise Black Man (1968-78)Arise Black Man: Alton EllisPete Weston
13Back to AfricaAlton EllisLloyd Daleys Matador Productions, 1968-1972Back To Africa: Alton EllisLloyd Daley
14Sun Of ManAlton EllisArise Black Man (1968-78)Son Of Man: Alton Ellis
15Sun Of Man VersionWild BunchPapa Daves inch singles Vol. 1They Dont Know Jah: Prince Lincoln
16RhodesiaAlton EllisArise Black Man (1968-78)Rhodesia: Alton Ellis / I'm Not Satisfied: Keith HudsonKeith Hudson
17Hurting MeAlton EllisSunday ComingHurting Me: Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
18Hurting Me VersionAlton EllisStudio One Discomixes Vol. 16
19Barny DubDub SpecialistBionic DubHurting Me: Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
20Skank CornerKing StittOur Thing: Early DJs at Studio OneHurting Me: Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
21Experience DubTappa ZukieEscape From HellHurting Me: Alton EllisTappa Zukie
22Natty Dread A Weh She WantHorace AndyNatty Dread a Weh She WantHurting Me: Alton EllisTappa Zukie
23Blackish WhiteAlton EllisStudio One RootsBlackish White: Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
24Silver B.O.A.C. BirdKeith Hudson & The Soul SyndicateInstant ComaAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
25Fat Baby (alt cut)Augustus PabloInstant ComaAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
26All We Need Is LoveAlton EllisInstant ComaAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
27Picka DubKeith HudsonPicka Dub
28S.90 SkankBig YouthTougher Than ToughAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
29Fat BabyAugustus PabloSkanking With PabloAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
30Can I Change My MindAlton EllisNice Up the DanceCan I Change My Mind: Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
31Mad Mad MadAlton EllisSings Rock and SoulStalagWinston Riley
32Mad VersionSound DimensionStudio One Archive Vol. 11Mad Mad: Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
33A FoolAlton EllisStudio One Archive Vol. 1A Fool: Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
34A Fool VersionBrentford RockersStudio One Archive Vol. 1A Fool: Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
35Tumbling TearsAlton EllisStudio One Discomixes Vol. 5Tumbling Tears: Alton Ellis / Gregory Isaacs / Dread Hold The Handle: I RoyCoxsone Dodd
36Tumbling Tears VersionAlton EllisStudio One Discomixes Vol. 5
37Sunday ComingAlton EllisSunday ComingSunday Coming: Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
38Sunday VersionDennis AlcaponeForever VersionSunday Coming: Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
39Gonna Take A MiracleAlton EllisSunday ComingGonna Take A Miracle: Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
40Altons GrooveAlton EllisSunday Coming
41Its Your Thing& ?
42Its Your ThingAlton EllisArise Black Man (1968-78)It's Your Thing: Isley Brothers
43Knock On Wood& ?Beg Scream 6
44Ive Got A FeelingHeptonesThe Heptones and FriendsI've Got A Feeling: HeptonesJoe Gibbs
45Knock On WoodAlton EllisThe Heptones and FriendsKnock On Wood: Eddie FloydJoe Gibbs
46MassachusettsAlton EllisSings Rock and SoulMassachusetts: Bee Gees / Alton Ellis / Johnny ClarkeCoxsone Dodd
47Sitting In The ParkAlton EllisThe Best Of?Sitting In The Park: Slim Smith / Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
48Live and LearnAlton EllisStudio One Archive Vol. 1Live And Learn: Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
49Girl Ive Got A DateAlton EllisCry ToughGirl I've Got A Date: Alton EllisDuke Reid
50Girl I?ve Got a DateAlton EllisTreasure Chest
51Wake The TownU RoyTougher Than ToughGirl I've Got A Date: Alton EllisDuke Reid
52Girl Ive Got A DateJoseph CottonDancehall Days 1974 - 1984
53Fashion OneJoe GibbsAfrican Dub Almighty Ch. 3 & 4Girl I've Got A Date: Alton EllisJoe Gibbs
54Aint That Loving YouAlton EllisCry ToughAin't That Loving You: Johnnie Taylor / Alton EllisDuke Reid
55Aint That Loving YouU Roy & Alton EllisYour Ace From SpaceAin't That Loving You: Johnnie Taylor / Alton EllisDuke Reid
56Cork ItJoe Gibbs & the ProfessionalsNatural MysticAin't That Loving You: Johnnie Taylor / Alton EllisJoe Gibbs