Roosevelt Singers / Hong Gang

Heavy Reggae (Johnny Reggae) / Smoking Wild

Sioux : SI 025

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  • Artist: Roosevelt Singers / Hong Gang
  • A Side: Heavy Reggae (Johnny Reggae)
  • B Side: Smoking Wild
  • Label: Sioux
  • Format: 45s



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

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Taking Jonathan King's horrid bubblegum/Reggae hit by The Piglets, rinsing it clean of all the JK crass squeaky commercial elements that made many of KIng's productions unable to be taken seriously and replacing it with some proper vocals and a meaty Reggae dance pulses. You will soon forget all about the cringe-worthy first version. As the 6' 3" male snarl take the initiative, with the girls injecting seriousness into this 1972 dance project. Sexual groans, flirty girl chorurs and you are listening to a 1000% better production. Flushing your brain of any wincing memories of the novelty original recording by The Piglets.

B-side gives up a unique piano driven instrumental by The Gong Gang with a muscular bass guitar adding depth, repetitive maybe but not a copy of anything before it.

Fabulous condition, British promo from 1972.

Condition Report

Two clean label, a soft residue shadow on the a-side logo, flipside label is clean, 4 prong centre intact. vinyl is a flawless full gloss mint minus.

A Side

  • Title: Heavy Reggae (Johnny Reggae)

    B Side

  • Title: Smoking Wild
  • Year: 1973
  • City: United Kingdom