Judgment Day / Goodbye Jane

Blue Beat : BB 255

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  • Artist: Maytals
  • A Side: Judgment Day
  • B Side: Goodbye Jane
  • Label: Blue Beat
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: VG+
  • Label Condition: E+
  • Sleeve Condition: E+

Key: View



Two uplifting dance recordings from this highly regarded group.

The Maytals combative style on "Judgenment Day" works really well on this Cecil Campbell guided session, not so much tight harmonies, more a call & answer style as the gathering jostle for position in friendly enthusiasm. Freddie "Toots" Hibbert's vocal never fails to impress, again he leads the pack magnificently only stepping aside for a saxophone blasting and a weaving clarinet.

The flipside "Goodbye Jane" is a furious tongue-twisting group participation storm, with a persistent clarinet punctuating the vocal whilst keeping the rhythm intact.. an unusual delivery but it works so well.

Blue Beat 255 is a number in the series, that's proved quite elusive over the decades, our first copy for quiet some time...

Our last copy, had the middle punch out and writing all over the label.. nice to have a clean copy...

Condition Report

Unusually clean 1964 British press, 4 prong die-cut center fully intact. Some mild surface hairlines both sides play well. A-side label has a discreet ROB on label unlikely to be visible on the label image.

A Side

  • Title: Judgment Day

    B Side

  • Title: Goodbye Jane
  • Year: 1964
  • City: United Kingdom