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Beating The Doldrums

by The Co-operators & Friends

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Following the success of The Co-operators & Friends debut LP 'Rhythms from the Kitchen Sink' we have been working hard on ten brand new songs in our trade mark hand rolled style. 'Beating the Doldrums' is a concept album of sorts discussing the turmoil and struggles of life under the current system and the journey to escape its confinements. Expect dreamy rocksteady uptempo ska and more roots fire from the Waggle Dance Records stable. Although we have drawn inspiration from far and wide 'Beating the Doldrums' is a musical thank you letter to the musicians, studios, labels and producers of 60s, 70s and 80s Jamaica, some of the greatest of which have passed away this year (RIP, Hux, Bob Andy, Toots and Bunny 'Striker' Lee to name a few).

All rhythm tracks were recorded and mixed in a traditional style with real instruments and players by Eeyun @ Waggle Dance Studios, Bristol UK. Due to the pandemic some of the vocals and instrument overdubs were then recorded by the players at their home studios (Thanks to all who contributed in this way). Mastered by Pressure Mastering.

We are excited to share this record with you!

Love as always,

Waggle Dance Records



released November 20, 2020

Eeyun: Bass (1-10), Drums (1-10), Guitar 1-10), Keys (1-4, 6-10), Percussion (1-10), Melodica (3,6,7), Lyrics (1-4,9-10), Backing Vocals (9-10)
Joe Yorke: Vocals (1,4,10), Vocal Harmonies (2,6), Mouth Harp (2,6)
David Andrews: Trombone (1)
Kitma: Vocals (2)
Perkie: Vocals (3,9), Lyrics (3,9)
Beanie: Vocals (3, 7) Sax (7)
Will Sear: Keys (3)
Dutchie: Vocal Harmonies (9), Alto Sax (9)
Sam Huelin: Guitar (3,4,5,6, 8)
Adrian Plewniok: Keys (5,6,8,9)
Elio AM: Vocals (6), Lyrics (6)
Ian Upsettah: Guitar (6,7,9,10)
Lintang: Vocals (8), Lyrics (8)

Produced and mixed by Eeyun @ Waggle Dance Studios, Bristol, UK. Mastered by Pressure Mastering (pressuremastering.com).


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Waggle Dance Records

Hand crafted reggae music made in tribute to the sounds of 60's, 70's and 80's Jamaica.

Recorded and mixed at Waggle Dance Studios by Eeyun Delroy Purkins employing a combination of traditional and modern recording techniques with the 'use what you got' mantra as the studios foundation stone.
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