Tighten Up Volume 2 Deluxe Edition

by Modculture 6 April, 2009

Trojan celebrate a hat-trick of recent reissues of landmark skinhead reggae albums by doing the ‘Deluxe Edition’ thing to the much-loved Tighten Up Volume 2.
Tighten Up Volume 2
The double-CD version has added an extra 36 tracks to the 12 on the original November 1969 vinyl release, and in thorough Modculture style we will list in full these extra tracks here:

'JUMPING THE GUN' – RICO & THE RUDIES
'A PLACE CALLED HAPPINESS' – RUDY MILLS
'JOHN PUBLIC' – THE DYNAMITES
'PUSH IT IN' – THE VERSATILES
'REGGAE SHUFFLE' – THE DREAMERS
'LAST CALL' – THE DYNAMITES
'DOLLAR IN THE TEETH' – THE UPSETTERS
KISS A FINGER – THE KINGSTONIANS
'LOVE YOU TRUE' – JOYA LANDIS
'DRY YOUR TEARS' – THE MELLOTONES
'THE HIPPYS ARE HERE' – THE HIPPY BOYS
'EVERYTHING FOR FUN' – THE BLEECHERS
'PUT YOURSELF IN MY PLACE' – DELROY WILSON
'CUSS CUSS' – LLOYD ROBINSON
'BREAKING UP' – ALTON ELLIS WITH TOMMY MCCOOK & THE SUPERSONICS
'BIAFRA' – THE CRYSTALITES
'A-YUH (YOU ALWAYS HURT ME)' – THE UNIQUES
'ROCKING SENSATION' – DELANO STEWART
'HANG 'EM HIGH' – RICHARD ACE
'SON OF A PREACHER MAN' – THE GAYLETS
'FRYING PAN' – THE SLICKERS
'MAMA LOOK DEH' – THE REGGAE BOYS
'ANOTHER SCORCHER' – JACKIE BERNARD & THE TENNORS
'YOU'RE MY EVERYTHING' – THE TECHNIQUES
'NIGHT DOCTOR' – THE UPSETTERS
'WOMAN CAPTURE MAN' – THE ETHIOPIANS
'ON THE MOVE' – COUNT MACHUKI & THE DESTROYERS
'EVERYBODY BAWLIN' – THE MELODIANS
'2,000 TONS OF T.N.T.' – THE G.G. RHYTHM SECTION
'ALI BABA' – JOHN HOLT
'SEVEN LETTERS' – DERRICK MORGAN
'DARK END OF THE STREET' – PAT KELLY
DOCTOR NO NO – THE HIPPY BOYS
'GET ON THE RIGHT TRACK' - PHYLLIS DILLON & HOPETON LEWIS
'RED ASH' – KARL BRYAN WITH TOMMY MCCOOK & THE SUPERSONICS
'LIQUIDATOR' – HARRY J ALL STARS

This edition has been co-ordinated by Nick Bourne, with a detailed 28-page booklet containing an informative essay by Laurence Cane-Honeysett on the album and the original reggae scene surrounding it.

Tighten Up Volume 2 Deluxe Edition is out now on Trojan and available from Amazon for £12.98 here.