The Riots

Telling Lies / Don't Leave Me

Island : WI 176

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  • Artist: The Riots
  • A Side: Telling Lies
  • B Side: Don't Leave Me
  • Label: Island
  • Format: 45s



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

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Those very highly regarded Winston Riley's boys "The Techniques" who for whatever reason went under the name of "The Riots" when they released 4 different "Rock Steady / SKA" 45s for Chris Blackwell. This one being my favourite of the 4. A an exuberant Treasure Isle production, bursting with inspiring Baba Brooks Trumpeteering carrying the flood of uplifting vocals. A muscular wave SKA pulses embellished with the most magnificent storm of horns, showered with impressive Trumpet skills. You cannot help but be carried onto the dancefloor on a wave of percolating "feelgood" factor that pervades your space.

Top-drawer mid-60's SKA which ever side you drop the arm on.

Flip it over, for even more of the same uplifting energy the a-side has already put you in the mood for. More Baba Brooks showmanship, peppered with shrill background harmony and a rich lead voice.

Two truly busting tunes, rarely surfacing for sale. With clean labels, centre intact an vinyl that gives up clean fidelity!

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, vinyl has multiople light hairlines, no scratches, as you can hear the vinyl gives up strong, clean fidelity!

A Side

  • Title: Telling Lies

    B Side

  • Title: Don't Leave Me
  • Year: 1965
  • City: United Kingdom