Harry J. All Stars - Liquidator

Harry J. All Stars - Liquidator

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Harry J. All Stars - Liquidator
Single by Harry J. All Stars
B-side La La Always Stay - Glen and Dave
Released 1969
Genre Ska, Reggae
Label Harry J Records
Writer Harry Johnson
Producer Harry Johnson


  "Liquidator" is a reggae instrumental recorded by the Harry J. All Stars in 1969.

Carlton Barrett says the instrumental was originally for a song by Tony Scott, "What Am I to Do". Harry Johnson bought the rights from Scott, licensed the track to Trojan and credited it to the Harry J Allstars. Alston Ellis said the core of the song was a lift from his rocksteady hit "Girl I've Got a Date".

Musicians involved in the recording included the core of the Hippy Boys: bassist 'Family Man' Aston Barrett, drummer carlton Barrett and guitarist Alva Lewis. They later formed the core of The Upsetters and The Wailers.The organ was played by Winston Wright who, as a member of Tommy McCook's Supersonics, was acknowledged as Jamaica's master of the Hammond organ. Wright featured on other Harry Johnson hits, including The Beltones' "No More Heartaches" and on Boris Gardiner's "Elizabethan Reggae".

A variation was recorded featuring the sax of Val Bennett (entitled "Tons of Gold"), but the Hippy Boys' original instrumental had the most success.




Harry J. All Stars - Liquidator

UK Harry J Records TR 675 (1969).

The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

Both record labels are clean, unmarked, and free from tears, stains or stickers.

The record was manufactured with a large centre hole.

The record comes with a centre adaptor.

The record comes with a generic plain white paper sleeve.

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