Get On The Right Track: Mod R&B, Jazz and Ska – 2LP

Various Artists
FORMAT: Audio CD - 4 Disc
Release date: 14 Apr 2014


CAT No: FVDV191UPC TEXT: 5055311071916

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The 2LP vinyl collector’s edition of Get On The Right Track sees Lois Wilson (Mojo, Record Collector) select 32 of the most sought-after tracks from her 3CD compilation of 90 magnificent recordings, mostly R&B, but with a smattering of jazz and ska, which reflect what mods would have been enjoying on the early to mid sixties club scene.

When Jamaican born Duke Vin, a former DJ on Tom “The Great” Sebastian’s Beat Street System, set up his own system in 1955, he got the place jumping. The sound system was like nothing London had witnessed before. It was loud, exciting and had no curfew. Duke Vin inspired Count Suckle, another Ladbroke Grove resident, who set up a rival system and the pair soundtracked the first generation West Indians’ blues parties with a playlist of US R&B 45s. Club Eleven and the Flamingo attracted newly settled Jamaicans too. Out of these clubs and sound systems, mod grew.

These mods were defined by their impeccable music taste and their smart clobber. They would dance their nights away at the Scene, to records spun by Guy Stevens, the UK Sue label manager and one of mod’s main pivots. They also frequented the Marquee and Count Suckle’s Roaring Twenties. Compiled and annotated by Lois Wilson, Get On The Right Track’s first LP reflects the R&B, blues, soul, jazz and ska sides you would have heard at such clubs, while the second LP features sounds from the same period (many of which were unreleased in the UK at the time) that light up the mod scene today. Get On The Right Track has been carefully compiled to avoid track overlap with Fantastic Voyage’s previous mod collection Boogie Chillen.



  1. Boom Boom (John Lee Hooker)
  2. My Babe (Little Walter)
  3. I Wish You Would (Billy Boy Arnold)
  4. You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover (Bo Diddley)
  5. I Got Love If You Want It (Slim Harpo)
  6. Messin’ With The Man (Muddy Waters)
  7. Homework (Otis Rush)
  8. Dumplins (Byron Lee and The Dragonaires)


  1. Shout And Shimmy (James Brown and The Famous Flames)
  2. Devil In His Heart (The Donays)
  3. Cry To Me (Solomon Burke)
  4. Get On The Right Track Baby (Ray Charles)
  5. The Seventh Son (Mose Allison)
  6. Delilah (Major Lance)
  7. Cleo’s Mood (Jr Walker All Stars)
  8. Jack, That Cat Was Clean (Dr Horse)


  1. I’m Shakin’ (Little Willie John)
  2. Daddy Rollin’ Stone (Otis Blackwell)
  3. Just A Little Bit (Tiny Topsy)
  4. I’ve Got A Feelin’ (Big Maybelle)
  5. Burnt Toast And Black Coffee (Mike Pedicin)
  6. It’s Your Voodoo Working (Charles Sheffield)
  7. Keep On Loving Me, Baby (Otis Rush)
  8. Think (The 5 Royales)


  1. Have Love Will Travel (Richard Berry and The Pharaohs)
  2. Oo-Ma-Liddi (J.J. Jackson and The Jackaels)
  3. I’m Going Home (Prince Conley)
  4. I’m Tore Down (Freddy King)
  5. What Kind Of Man Are You (Dolores Johnson)
  6. When You See Me Hurt (Carl Lester and The Showstoppers)
  7. I’m A Little Mixed Up (Betty James)
  8. Seven Day Fool (Etta James)