College Boys

Love Is A Treasure / Someone Will Be There

Blue Beat : 45/BB 202


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  • Artist: College Boys
  • A Side: Love Is A Treasure
  • B Side: Someone Will Be There
  • Label: Blue Beat
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: VG+
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Early 60's Prince Buster project, a tough one to acquire in this highly coveted series, especially in fine clean condition.

The beginnings of SKA, lavishly decorated with enthusiastic brass, an eccentric display of trumpet skills scatter themselves across the session with the two vocals bouncing of Prince Buster's lively creation.

flip it over for a Skully Simms & Gitsy Willis composition, again drenched in heavy horns as the two voice bounce of each other, as the saddened lyrics are set in the contrast of an uplifting saxophone lifting the atmosphere for the singing to follow.

two beautifully primitive 1963 recordings, perfectly capturing the essence of the time and place when Prince Buster had just launched his own label, the springboard for one of the greatest Jamaican artists of all time.

Blue Beat 202 an elusive number in the Blue Beat run, giving up two authentic examples of Jamaica 1963.

Condition Report

4 prong centre intact, two clean labels (see images), vinyl reveals light surface hairlines, but plays well (listen)

A Side

  • Title: Love Is A Treasure

    B Side

  • Title: Someone Will Be There
  • Year: 1963
  • City: 12 Earlham Street London, WC2 United Kingdom