Don Carlos, Erroll Dunkley crucial 12″ mixes

Here are a couple of 12″ vinyl singles from my collection.

First up we have Ervin Spencer AKA Donovan “Don” Carlos with the phenomenal “Black History” 12″ on Delroy Wright’s Washington, DC-based Live & Learn label.  As Don related to me in our 2012 interview, he moved to DC for several years in the mid-1980s in order to work with Delroy Wright, Doctor Dread, and Jim Fox.  Check the never-before-seen photos of Don hanging with Englishman and a young Squidly Cole (former Carlos drummer) before a performance on the DC mall – late 1980s (from the MIDNIGHT RAVER archives).  Massive tune…Rare 12″ mix…

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Next we have a killer 12″ from Erroll Dunkley on the Black Roots label.  “Betcha By Golly Wow” was made famous by The Stylistics, a soul group from Philadelphia, PA, USA in 1972.  I never get tired of this tune, especially when sung by someone as gifted as Dunkley.  Of course, then there is the scorching live version sung by Hugh Mundell and Junior Reid at a Volcano Sound Clash, Cassava Piece, September 7,1983 – just one month prior to Mundell’s violent murder.

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Raver bringing you killer vibes every time…

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