First Cut: Big Shot

The roll continues! Big Shot was a Trojan subsidiary label, first releasing tunes in 1968. They started with an stone cold classic: “Reggae Girl” by The Tennors. Produced by Tennors founder George “Clive” Murphy it was the start of a run of big tunes for the Tennors in the early days of reggae. The B side is also a winner “Donkey Trot” by Clive’s All Stars, a solid instrumental. Nothing mind blowing mind you but certainly far from boring. The sort of tune you’d listen to on a Sunday afternoon, not the sort of thing you’d want to hear on Saturday night. “Reggae Girl” you most certainly would. It was the start of a number of high quality releases on the label, as one might expect when production credits are split between the likes of Bunny Lee, Derrick Harriot, George Murphy and Winston Riley. The sort of label well worth your time to search out releases on.

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