John Holt

Wooden Heart / All My Life

Trojan : TR 7702

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  • Artist: John Holt
  • A Side: Wooden Heart
  • B Side: All My Life
  • Label: Trojan
  • Format: 45s



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

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A flawless 1969 copy still housed in wavy-top birth sleeve. How tough is it to acquire Reggae 45's from the golden year of 1969 at this level of condition.

The prolific John Holt takes the 1960 Elvis favourite, under the direction of Duke Reid the pairing deconstruct this classic song. Delivering an aspirational rhythmic dance version, showcasing Mr. Ho;ltys beautifully controlled silky vocal. Certainly on of the best-loved vocals to ever emerge from Jamaica, serves up an memorable version.

Flip it over for an addictive 1969 dance session that trumps the a-side by quite some way. Gentle brass pulses support that creamy voice, as rhythmic percussion rattles out the dance pulses. THe backing is really captivating but again comes in second comparing it to John Holt's inviting vocal.

Two great songs, one unblemished disc, a Reggae listing that ticks all the boxes..

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, vinyl most likely unplayed before the soundfile was light

A Side

  • Title: Wooden Heart

    B Side

  • Title: All My Life
  • Year: 1969
  • City: United Kingdom