The Pioneers – Long Shot Battle of the Giants (2018) FLAC & 320kbps
Though originally coming together in the early ’60s, The Pioneers’ line-up that recorded these two albums only materialised just before their big breakthrough. The Crooks siblings Sydney and Derrick had got together with pal Winston Hewitt in the original version of the Pioneers and this aggregation recorded several Jamaican hits for Joe Gibbs. When Derrick and Winston had been replaced come 1968 by Desmond Dekker’s half brother George Agard and songwriter Jackie Robinson, the group switched to Leslie Kong’s Beverley imprint (already home to Agard’s brother and his glorious run of success).
With the ‘classic’ version of the band in place they hit the UK charts with ‘Long Shot Kick De Bucket’, which stopped just short of…