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On The Beach With The Paragons

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On The Beach - Original
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Island In The Sun - Original
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When The Lights Are Low - Original
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The Tide Is High - Original
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So Much Pain - Original
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Only A Smile - Original
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I Want To Go Back - Original
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Happy Go Lucky Girl - Original
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Yellow Bird - Original
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Wear You To The Ball - Original
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Mercy Mercy Mercy - Original
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Riding High On A Windy Day - Original
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My Best Girl - Original
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Silver Bird - Original
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Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 41:04

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Cover art work is wrong on all counts.

Islwynpaul

A classic album from a premier Jamaican trio however the tracks listed are neither the original album nor the Trojan re-release. There are 3 extra tracks compared to the original and on the re-release there are over 30 tracks and this latter album is available elsewhere for less. The art work is for the re-release but contains fewer tracks. Can't work out e-music!!!!!!

They Say All Music Guide

In 1998, the French Jet Set label reissued this classic 1967 album on CD. The original art work was included along with informative new liner notes and write-ups on both the Paragons and Duke “the Trojan” Reid (founder of the Kingston-based Treasure Isle Records and an important figure in Jamaican music). Originally a Treasure Isle LP, On the Beach with the Paragons sold well in Jamaica and also became a hit in England (where reggae and ska have been huge since the ’60s). One of reggae’s finest vocal harmony groups of the ’60s, the Paragons were the reggae equivalent of soulsters like the Four Tops, the Delfonics and the Miracles — and it’s impossible to miss the northern soul influence on such gems as “Island in the Sun,” “Happy-Go-Lucky Girl,” “Only a Smile” and their most famous hit, “The Tide Is High” (which Blondie covered with splendid results in 1980). The Paragons’ charismatic lead singer, John Holt, has inspired comparisons to Bob Marley — to be sure, there was some similarity, but Holt was certainly his own man. Not only is On the Beach essential listening for reggae enthusiasts, it’s also a CD that lovers of vocal-group soul can appreciate. – Alex Henderson

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