Peckings Presents Old Skool Young Blood Vol. 3
Peckings Records
November 30, 2011

Etana - The Strong One Track list
  1. Gappy Ranks - Kooyah Kooyah
  2. Sparky - Let Me Be Your Number One
  3. Courtney John - Win Some Lose Some
  4. Debbie Gordon - Bad Situation
  5. Natijah - Did You Say Something
  6. Peter Hunningale - Make Some Time For Love
  7. Dean Fraser - Peckings The Ruler
  8. Peter Spence - The Border
  9. Bitty McLean - I've Got Love Remix
  10. Lady Lex & Iyana Morrison - Hey Little Girl
  11. Peter Hunnigale - Sensi
  12. Dean Fraser - Peanut Vendor
  13. Sadiki - Lovers Flight
  14. Lady Lex - Book Of Job
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Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 4
In 2006 brothers Chris and Duke Peckings, who are preserving and revitalizing the heritage of Coxsone Dodd's Studio One label and Duke Reid's Treasure Isle imprint in their little shop in London, followed up their sensational release, Bitty McLean's "On Bond Street With The Supersonics", with a logical successor called "Peckings Presents Old Skool Young Blood Vol. 1". The latter contained cuts across original Treasure Isle backings such as "Love Is Not A Gamble", "Those Guys a.k.a. I'll Be Lonely", and "Queen Majesty", voiced by some of the finest UK vocalists including Vivian Jones, Peter Hunningale, Janet Lee Davis, Lady Lex and, of course, Bitty McLean.

The next volume of ""Peckings Presents Old Skool Young Blood" was released in 2009 and featured vocal cuts from Jamaican vocalists like Tarrus Riley, Mikey Spice, and Courtney John, alongside some of UK's finest artists such as Gappy Ranks, Nereus Joseph, Bitty McLean, Peter Spence, and Peter Hunningale. And now there's the third installment in the series, featuring most of the artists that were present on the previous two compilation sets. The rocksteady riddims utilized for this set were played by Treasure Isle's session band Tommy McCook & The Supersonics, which gives it an aura of the past. Gappy Ranks, whose big hit "Heaven In Her Eyes" was album opener of "Peckings Presents Old Skool Young Blood Vol. 2", is also chosen to kick off this new compilation. He does this in fine style with the nice "Kooyah, Kooyah", followed by the unknown singer Sparky, who delivers a decent lovers piece on the "Last Train To Expo '67" riddim entitled "Let Me Be Your Number One". However it's Courtney John's "Win Some Lose Some" -- on the riddim that originally underpinned The Paragons' "Black Bird Singing" -- that makes a truly serious impression. Big tune! It's definitely one of the highlights of this compilation, together with Peter Hunningale's wonderful "Make Some Time For Love", Peter Spence well done interpretation of Gregory Isaacs' "The Border", Bitty McLean's "I've Got Love Remix", Dean Fraser's "Peanut Vendor", and Sadiki's "Lovers Flight". <

"Old Skool Young Blood Vol. 3" is another worthwhile compilation released by the Peckings brothers.