A camberwell beauty

Prince Buster  – Taxation – Fab records white label
Here’s another second-hand classic (with very apt lyrics!) which was found in the Scope shop in Camberwell (42 Denmark Hill, London SE5 1JL) in the late 1990’s. This charity shop still delivers today as the other week I got a Mongo Santamaria greatest hits LP (cuban latin jazz) and Johnny Clarke’s version of  “no woman no cry” on 7″ for £2. How good is that?

Anyway the buster tune was found when I was off-loading some unwanted Christmas presents from the relatives in the midlands (white socks, denim after-shave and a big tin of tea-time assorted biscuits etc). I walked into the shop just as the guy behind the counter was flicking through a bunch of singles which I noticed contained a couple of reggae sevens. He was chuffed I had recognised one of the tunes and also that I had donated some stuff so he let me have the pile of about fifteen singles for a fiver. This was probably one of my best finds of all-time as it included a Wailers 7″ from the late 60’s and some punk singles including Subway Sect’s “Ambition”. Super! The moral of this tale is don’t bin those white socks and that woolly cardigan from your nan, stick them in your local charity shop!


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