Scotty - Draw your Brakes - The Best of Scotty

After the break-up of [their early group] The Federals, Scotty {David Scott} and {A.J.} Franklin re-formed their group…,adopted the name The Chosen Few, and resumed work under {promoter/producer, Derrick] Harriott. Their popularity increased in 1970 after they provided back-up vocals for Hopeton Lewis’s single “Boom Shacka Lacka”, and later that year they scored a Jamaican #1 hit of their own with “Psychedelic Train”.

Shortly after this success, Harriott removed Scotty from The Chosen Few, replacing him with Busty Brown, the former singer for The Messengers. Instead, Scotty provided DJ work for various groups under Harriott’s auspices, such as The Crystallites, his first DJ outing being “Musical Chariot”.[2] He appeared on numerous charting hits during this period, such as “Sesame Street” (1970, reaching #3 in Jamaica), “Riddle I This” (1970, #1) and “Jam Rock Style” (1971).[2]His song “Draw Your Brakes”, a deejay version of Keith & Tex’s hit “Stop That Train”, was in the soundtrack to the film, The Harder They Come.

Scotty’s style prefigured the ‘singjay’ style of the late 1970s.[3] He continued working with Harriott until 1972, after which he spent a couple of years working with other producers such as Harry J, Lloyd Charmers, and Sonia Pottinger.[2] Scotty moved to the United States in 1974, settling in Florida. He established arecording studio and a record label, but these both failed, and he returned to Jamaica. He resumed recording, now in a ragga style, and was working on a new album when he died of prostate cancer in 2003. (Wikipedia)

Release Information
Year: 1971.
Country: Jamaica.
Label: Musical Chariot + Crystal.
Side A
1. Draw Your Brakes
2. Children Children
3. Penny For Your Song
4. Jam Rock Style
5. I Worry
6. Musical Chariot
7. Clean Race (Psychodelic Train)

Side B
1. Sesame Street
2. Sing Along
3. Riddle I This
4. Rosemarie
5. Lonely Man
6. Monkey Drop
Comments (10)

10 Responses

  1. tim abdellah says:

    Forward and fiaca! Can’t wait to hear this one – Thanks!

  2. Flash Strap says:

    Old favorite ’round these parts. Thanks for the upgrape my fellow ape.
    Monkey Drop!

  3. Dan Leo says:

    Classic. Love it, love it.

  4. tones says:

    yes! love scotty. bless

  5. øשlqæda says:

    yea i seldom comment anymore cuz google is weaksauce, but everyone ought dl dis ‘psychodelic’ rekid, yknow?

  6. josh moss says:

    knew the one tune, was great to see a full set from scotty. also the whole spot has been rockin lately!

  7. Wey Nagrom says:

    @Nicholab! I’ve patiently tried these Adrive links for about five days now. Can’t seem to get a kb of Scotty or the Anglo-American stuff. Pure sad face. This record sounds incredible. Not sure if it has anything to do with my country (Canada), or ghosts in the machine?

    Cheers, and thank you for all your hard work. M.

  8. nicholab says:

    Sorry that Adrive is screwing up folks. The flac re-up is going to have to wait until I’ve found a suitable (free) replacement host for large files. Recommendations? I thought Adrive was the new promised land…

    Just put up a mediafire replacement link for the 320 mp3 version. Hope this works for now, peeps!

  9. Goofy says:

    Have you tried FilePost or Zippyshare? Both seem to work fine,

  10. Anonymous says:

    Adrive worked fine. Thanks very much!

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