Winston Samuels

Time Will Tell / I'm Sorry

Ska Beat: JB 244

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  • Artist: Winston Samuels
  • A Side: Time Will Tell
  • B Side: I'm Sorry
  • Label: Ska Beat
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View



Exceptional condition! A flawless mint minus copy. an elusive 1965 British press in fine clean condition of this classic SEP recording.

Two classic style SKA recordings from this 21 year old, who had developed an SKA authentic sound at a very young age. Mentored by such greats as Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Sonia Pottinger, Cecil Campbell etc. Racking up many local hits before moving on to the USA when Winston was already a SKA legend.

This session came under the guidance of Sonia Eloise Pottinger and her S.E.P. label. Providing Winston with a rich horn section. Decorated by Sonia's ear for the uplifting, easy going production. "Time Will Tell" has some delightful "percussion" peppering the arrangement. A typical mid-60s SKA with easy dance rhythms, simplistic cymbals releasing gentle pulses, whilst the Trumpets pump away in the background. Then in classic Pottinger style she adds a soaring trombone to the proceedings, adding another dimension to the recording.

Flip it over the pace falls into Deep Soul territory as a Hammond organ rolls out a funeral march of love's regret, a killer whining saxophone break showcasing some standout musicianship an incredible array of instruments as they carefully guide Winston's consummate vocal, pouring out those painful lyrics.

Two great sides with the flip giving up a spectacular display of trumpet mastery, deserving of more than just one listen.

Condition Report

3 prong die-cut centre fully intact.

A Side

  • Title: Time Will Tell

    B Side

  • Title: I'm Sorry
  • Year: 1966
  • City: United Kingdom