A - Call You Up
B - Barrabus
The Maytones, aka The Mighty Maytones, was a duo comprising Vernon Buckley and Gladstone Grant from May Pen, Jamaica, hence the group name Maytones. They started recording with Alvin Ranglin in 1968, with their first single on Ranglin’s GG’s Records imprint becoming a hit - “Cold Up” on the A side and the cult anthem “Loving Reggae” on the flip.
Presented here - on the A Side, “Call You Up”, first released in 1968 on GG’s Records (as “Cold Up”). This is the first reissue of this rare and gorgeous song. On The B Side, the wicked Boss Reggae instrumental “Barrabus” previously issued only on the British label Explosion in 1970, making it extremely rare and sought after.