A classic Trojan Records compilation – of the same sort as their famous Tighten Up albums, but a lot more obscure! As with those gems, the approach here is to present the overseas listener with some of the coolest, most cutting tracks from the Kingston scene – numbers that probably saw initial release on dodgy 7" singles, given a proper formal release here – in a package that shows the cream of the crop of the reggae/
rocksteady scene, circa 1969! The album's heavy on male singers and groups – and titles include "Tell the Children The Truth" by The Gaylads, "It's Gonna Take A Miracle" and "Now I Know" by Ken Boothe
, "Rock It With Me" by The Melodians, "The Bitterness Of Life" by Bruce Ruffin, "Gave You My Love" by Delroy Wilson, "Staircase Of Time" by Tony Brevett, and "Money Day" by The Pioneers. CD features 19 more bonus tracks – most produced by Leslie Kong, and most making their CD debut – work by The Tennors, Bruce Ruffin, The Slickers, Ansel Collins, The Epics, Kingstonians, Glen Brown, The Monster, and others!