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The Blues Busters

Band, *1960 JM
Reggae and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Phillip And Lloyd

The Blues Busters were a Jamaican vocal duo formed in 1960, comprising Philip James and Lloyd Campbell. The Blues Busters were the most consistently popular Jamaican male duo of the early 1960s, and were part of the Jamaican party that performed at the 1964 New York World's Fair. They initially worked in cabaret shows to tourists in Kingston and Jamaica's north coast, but got their big break when they were asked to accompany Sam Cooke on his tour of the island. Taking inspiration from Cooke, on returning to the cabaret circuit they emulated the soulful harmonies of his performances and recorded a number of soul and reggae cover versions, having minor hits with "Thinking" and "Privilege". They continued until the mid-1980s, by which time they had released several albums, one of which was a

     
Members
Phillip James
voc *1941 JM
Lloyd Campbell
voc JM
Popular Tracks   
I Won't Let You Go on BMN Ska & Rock Steady: Always Together 1964-1968 by Various Artists
Wings Of A Dove on Caribbean Carnival, Vol. 2 by Various Artists
Soon You'll Be Gone on The Ska's The Limit Vol. 2 by Various Artists
I Don't Know on BMN Ska & Rocksteady Singles 1964-1965 - 10 Singles Set by Various Artists
Donna on Super Ska, Vol. 3 by Various Artists
There's Always Sunshine on 2016 Was Good. This Album Is Better by Various Artists
Love Me Forever on BMN Ska & Rock Steady: Always Together 1964-1968 by Various Artists
Soon You'll Be Gone on BMN Ska & Rock Steady: Always Together 1964-1968 by Various Artists
Behold! on Ska's The Limit 1959-1964, Vol.1 by Various Artists
There's Always Sunshine on BMN Ska & Rock Steady: Always Together 1964-1968 by Various Artists

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Tribute To Sam CookeThe Blues Busters2017Album
The Wonder And The Glory Of The Blues BustersThe Blues Busters2015Compil.
Soon You'll Be Gone / I Don't KnowThe Blues Busters, Byron Lee And The Dragonaires2014Single
There's Always Sunshine / Love Is A Special FeelingThe Blues Busters, Byron Lee And The Dragonaires / The Maytals2014Single
I Have Done You Wrong / Down The RoadThe Blues Busters, Owen & Leon Silvera2014Single
Always Together / Soon You'll Be GoneStephen Cheng / The Blues Busters2011Single
Behold! The AnthologyThe Blues Busters2005Compil.
Queen MajestyDennis Brown / The Blues Busters2004Single
Behold How Sweet It IsThe Blues Busters1998Compil.
How Sweet It IsThe Blues Busters1995Album
Philip And LloydThe Blues Busters1995Compil.
In Memory Of The Blues Busters. Their Best Ska & Soul Hits 1964-1966The Blues Busters1993Compil.
Ain't That Funny , You're The One , Boppin' Oldie TimeJimmy Justice, The Blues Busters, Chris Barrow1991Single
It's Alright / BeholdAdam Faith, The Blues Busters1986Single
Merry ChristmasThe Blues Busters1983Album
Rough & ToughThe Blues Busters With Byron Lee And The Dragonaires1981Single
Top Of The PopsThe Blues Busters1981Album
You're The One / I Won't Let You GoThe Blues Busters1980Single
What'd I Say / DianaThe Blues Busters1979Single
TruthThe Blues Busters1978Album
Sweetest ThingThe Blues Busters1976Single
Phillip & LloydThe Blues Busters1975Album
Baby, I'm SorryPhillip And Lloyd, The Blues Busters1975Single
Here I Am Come And Take Me (Reggae) / I Shot The Sheriff (Reggae)The Blues Busters1975Single
Thinking Of You / Thinking Of You VersionThe Blues Busters / Byron Lee And The Dragonaires1971Single
Each One Teach One / Thinking Of YouThe Blues Busters1971Single
To Love Somebody / What Can I Tell HerThe Blues Busters1971Single
Love Is The Answer / Speak Your MindThe Blues Busters1970Single
Inspired To Love You / I Can't StopThe Blues Busters1968Single
I Won't Let You Go / Soon You'll Be GoneThe Blues Busters, Byron Lee And The Dragonaires1968Single
There's Always A Sunshine / Lovers RewardThe Blues Busters1967Single
Wings Of A DoveThe Blues Busters1967Album
It's Alright, A Need SomeoneDerrick Morgan, The Blues Busters1966Single
Wide Awake In A Dream / Tell Me The ReasonPhillip James And The Blues Busters / The Maytals1965Single
How Sweet It Is / The RecordThe Blues Busters, Byron Lee1965Single
How Sweet It Is / BeholdThe Blues Busters1965Single
Wings Of A Dove / Dan Is The ManThe Blues Busters, Byron Lee And The Dragonaires1965Single
Wings Of A Dove / What's On Your Mind / Amen / The ChoiceThe Blues Busters / The Maytals / The Virtues1965Single
My Girl / Happy ManThe Blues Busters1965Single
You're No Good / Don't Take Your LoveThe Blues Busters1964Single
I Won't Let You GoThe Blues Busters, Byron Lee And The Dragonaires1964Single
Soon You Will Be Gone / DonnaThe Blues Busters1964Single
Your LoveThe Blues Busters1962Single
Tell My Why / BeholdThe Blues Busters1962Single
Tell Me Why / I've Done You WrongThe Blues Busters1962Single
I Need Some Lovin / Pleading For MercyThe Blues Busters With Luther Williams & His Orchestra1961Single
DonnaThe Blues Busters1961Single
Little VilmaThe Blues Busters, Luther Williams & His Orchestra1959Single
Got To Get There / Let It Be MeThe Blues Busters With Byron Lee And The DragonairesSingle
Wide Awake In A Dream / BeholdThe Blues BustersSingle
How Sweet It IsThe Blues BustersSingle
BeholdThe Blues Busters, Byron Lee And The DragonairesSingle
Donna / One LoveThe Blues Busters / The WailersSingle
Got To Get ThereThe Blues Busters with Byron Lee And The DragonairesSingle
I've Been TryingThe Blues BustersSingle
The Closer I Get To You / MidnightThe Blues Busters / Willie LindoAlbum
Theres Always Sunshine / DonnaThe Blues BustersSingle
Irreplaceable You / I've Gotta Get ThereThe Blues BustersSingle
Inspired To Love You / I Can't StopThe Blues BustersSingle
"Love Is The Answer"The Blues BustersSingle
Can I Change My Mind Reggae / Hey JudeThe Blues BustersSingle
Wings Of A Dove / Love Me ForeverThe Blues BustersSingle
Love and Emotion / Warning You BabyThe Blues Busters, Byron Lee And The DragonairesSingle
Behold... How Sweet It IsThe Blues BustersAlbum
Each One Teach OneThe Blues BustersAlbum
You Send Me Crazy / Your LoveThe Blues BustersSingle
Westbound #9 / Tell Me WhyFlaming Ember / The Blues BustersSingle
What Can I Tell HerThe Blues BustersSingle
Are You Changing / Magic LadyThe Blues BustersSingle
Behold / Oh! BabyThe Blues BustersSingle
Behold / Watermelon Man SkaThe Blues Busters / Byron Lee And The Ska KingsSingle
Irreplaceable You / I've Gotta Get ThereThe Blues BustersSingle
I Won't Let You Go / How Sweet It IsThe Blues BustersSingle
The Best Of The Blues BustersThe Blues BustersCompil.
You Had It All Wrong / There Is Always SunshineThe Blues BustersSingle
Wings Of A Dove / Wide Awake In A DreamThe Blues Busters / Phillip JamesSingle
Can't Believe You're Gone / Soon You'll Be GoneThe Blues BustersSingle
How Sweet It Is / Wings Of A DoveThe Blues BustersSingle
Three Times A LadyThe Blues BustersAlbum
UnlessThe Blues BustersSingle
Closer I Get To You / Three Times A LadyThe Blues Busters & Sara LeeSingle
Disco Cross Over For The 80'sClement Paddyfote, The Blues BustersAlbum
Lost My BabyThe Blues BustersSingle
Goodnight My Love / There's Always SunshineLloyd Campbell / The Blues BustersSingle
Ain't That Loving You / Goodnight My LoveThe Blues BustersSingle
Goodnight My Love / At LastThe Blues BustersSingle
We Are Suffering / When You DanceDerrick Morgan, The Blues BustersSingle
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