Winston Groovy feat. Luddy Pioneer - Reggae Fever 7"SKU: AB056
First new single in decades by this legend from Pama and Trojan Records! Remake of The Pioneers song 'Regae Fever' produced by Sidney Crooks from The Pioneers. Comes with insert with liner notes.
The song 'Reggae Fever' was originally recorded in 1974 by the members of The Pioneers and gained a cult status over the years because of its references to the skinhead subculture, whose first wave was by then slowly coming to an end. But the song itself was actually a remake of the rocksteady classic 'Blam Blam Fever' by The Valentines, an alias for The Silvertones. The Pioneers version of the song 'Reggae Fever' was actually issued under the alias Sidney, George And Jackie and produced by proven hitmaker Dandy Livingstone.
During the early 70ies reggae music was changing. The heydays of rocksteady and skinhead reggae were over and were passed by lovers rock. The Pioneers adapted effortlessly to the new situation and band member Sidney Crooks (also known als Luddy Pioneer) began to focus more and more on the production side. He produced various singles for Pama Records and in 1971 he started his first cooperation with Winston Groovy (born Winston Tucker).
Winston previously released around 20 singles with Laurel Aitken, but was now trying to build out his career independently. His beautiful and recognisable soulful voice meshed well with the now popular lovers rock and the cooperation with Sidney worked out well. Together they recorded various singles and Sidney contributed to various of Winston's LP's as composer and producer. The albums 'Back In Time With Mr. Groovy', 'Coming On Strong' and 'Presenting Winston Groovy' (Trojan Records) were all the result of Sidney and Winston working together.
As the blood runs where it can't go, the two gentlemen decided to work together again polishing up The Pioneers classic Reggae Fever and adapting it to these times.
Format & package: 7" single, available on black or green (AGGROSHOP exclusive) coloured vinyl
Record label: Aggrobeat Records
Year of release: 2023
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