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THE PARAGONS - DISCOGRAPHY: (Reggae Band)

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THE PARAGONS - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY: (Reggae Band)

1) Albums:
.1967 - On The Beach [Reissue: "On The Beach With The Paragons"] - (with John Holt)
.1974 - The Paragons with Roslyn Sweat - (Aka: "Riding High With The Paragons" 1974)
.1978 - Return
.1981 - Sly & Robbie Meet The Paragons
.1982 - Now - [Aka: "Positive Movement (Oh Israel)" 1982] - [Reissue:  "Heaven & Earth" 1993 & "Reggae Chronicle" 2006]
.1998 - Sing The Beatles & Dylan


2) Compilation with previously material:
.2006 - Sly & Robbie Presents The Mighty Paragons Collection
[It includes previously unreleased, rare gems for the first time in an album + Compilation]


3) Compilation/Best of:
[Partial]:
.1977 - The Original Paragons - [Treasure Isle]
.1992 - Golden Hits - [Esoldun]
.1994 - Riding High - [Rhino]
.1995 - Gold (Yelowman & The Paragons) - [Gold]
.1999 - Riding High On The Beach - [Treasure Isle]
.1996 - Yellowman Meets The Paragons - [House Of Reggae] & [Prestige Records]
.2000 - The Legendary Paragons - [Wackie's]
.2001 - Memories By The Score - [Rhino]
.2006 - Island In The Sun - [Brook]


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The Paragons - Discography:
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1) Albums:

.1967 - On The Beach - [Reissue: "On The Beach With The Paragons"]
(Original Press):
"On The Beach" 1967 - (Treasure Isle/Jamaica, 1967) and (Jet Set Label, 1998)
Aka: : "On The Beach" 1967 - (Treasure Isle/UK, 1967) and (Doctor Bird, 1968)
Reissue: "On The Beach With The Paragons" 2007 + Extra Tracks - (Trojan/Sanctuary Label)
Editions:

"On The Beach" 1967 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) On The Beach. 2) Island In The Sun. 3) When The Lights Are Low. 4) The Tide Is High. 5) So Much Pain. 6) Only A Smile. 7) I Want To Go Back. 8) Happy Go Lucky Girl. 9) Yellow Bird. 10) Village Girl.
Cd Bonus Tracks:
11) Mercy Mercy Mercy. 12) Riding High On A Windy Day. 13) My Best Girl. 14) Silver Bird.
[Label: Treasure Isle/Jamaica (Lp: 1967), Jet Set (Cd: 1998)]

Aka: "On The Beach" 1967 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) On The Beach. 2) Island In The Sun. 3) When The Lights Are Low. 4) The Tide Is High. 5) So Much Pain. 6) Only A Smile. 7) I Want To Go Back. 8) Happy Go Lucky Girl. 9) Yellow Bird. 10) Village Girl.
Cd Bonus Tracks:
11) Mercy Mercy Mercy. 12) Riding High On A Windy Day. 13) My Best Girl. 14) Silver Bird.
[Label: Treasure Isle/UK (Lp: 1967), Doctor Bird (Lp: 1968)]

Reissue: "On The Beach With The Paragons" 2007 + Extra Tracks
Tracks:
Cd: 1
1) On The Beach. 2) Island In The Sun. 3) When The Lights Are Low. 4) The Tide Is High. 5) Love Brings Pain. 6) Only A Smile. 7) I'll Be Back. 8) Happy Go Lucky Girl. 9) Yellow Bird. 10) Wear You To The Ball . 11) Talking Love. 12) We Were Meant To Be. 13) Mercy, Mercy, Mercy. 14) The Same Song. 15) You Mean The World To Me. 16) Riding High On A Windy Day. 17) A Silver Bird. 18) My Best Girl. 19) Worried Man. 20) Land Of Sun And Sea. 21) Memories By The Score. 22) The Number One For Me. 23) Left With A Broken Heart. 24) John Holt & The Paragons "I've Got To Get Away". 25) Equality And Justice. 26) You Mean So Much To Me. 27) Maybe Someday. 28) I Want To Be With You. 29) On The Beach Medley.
Cd: 2
1) Rosalyn Sweet & The Paragons "Blackbirds Singing". 2) Rosalyn Sweet & The Paragons "Always". 3) Rosalyn Sweet & The Paragons "Mother Nature". 4) Rosalyn Sweet & The Paragons "The World Is A Ghetto". 5) Rosalyn Sweet & The Paragons "Unforgettable You". 6) Dance With Me. 7) John Holt & The Paragons "Do The Best Thing". 8) Smile It's A New Day. 9) Do Right My Brothers And Sisters. 10) Talk To The People. 11) Feel Alright. 12) Why Can't I Have My Way. 13) Love Vibration. 14) Never Will I Hurt You. 15) Come A Little Closer. 16) That's All I Want. 17) Maddening Crowd. 18) I Need Her. 19) (I Know A) Place Called Zion. 20) Heaven And Earth. 21) Positive Movements. 22) The First Time I Saw You. 23) Life Spoilers. 24) Dirty Streets.
[Label: Trojan/Sanctuary (2 Cd: 2007)]
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.1974 - The Paragons with Roslyn Sweat - (Aka: "Riding High With The Paragons" 1974)
(Original Press):
"The Paragons with Roslyn Sweat" 1974 - (Horse)
Aka "Riding High With The Paragons" 1974 - (Treasure Isle)
Editions:

"The Paragons with Roslyn Sweat"1974
Tracks:
1) Blackbird Singing. 2) The World Is A Ghetto. 3) Riding High On A Windy Day. 4) Unforgettable You. 5) Silver Bird. 6) The Same Song. 7) I wanna Be With You. 8) Mother Nature. 9) Mercy Mercy Mercy. 10) Always. 11) My Best Girl. 12) I'm A Worried Man.
[Labels: Horse (Lp: 1974)]

Aka: "Riding High With The Paragons" 1974 - (Same Album)
Tracks:
1) Blackbird Singing. 2) The World Is A Ghetto. 3) Riding High On A Windy Day. 4) Unforgettable You. 5) Silver Bird. 6) The Same Song. 7) I wanna Be With You. 8) Mother Nature. 9) Mercy Mercy Mercy. 10) Always. 11) My Best Girl. 12) I'm A Worried Man.
[Label: Treasure Isle (Lp: 1974)]
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.1978 - Return
(Original Press):
"Return" 1978 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Smile, It's A New Day. 2) De Right My Brothers & Sisters. 3) Let The Wicked Runaway. 4) Talk To The People. 5) Feel Alright. 6) Left With A Broken Heart. 7) Love Vibrations. 8) Sparkle Of My Eyes. 9) Never Will I Hurt You Girl. 10) Why Can't I Have My Way. 11) My Number One. 12) Memories By The Score.
[Labels: Wackies (Lp: 1978), Third World (Lp: 197?), Striker Lee (Lp: 19??), ...]
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.1981 - Sly & Robbie Meet The Paragons
(Original Press):
Editions:

"Sly & Robbie Meet The Paragons" 1981 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Happy Go Lucky Girl. 2) I'll Be Back. 3) Man Next Door. 4) Only A Smile. 5) My Best Girl. 6) The Tide Is High. 7) Riding High. 8) Wear You To The Ball. 9) The Same Song. 10) On The Beach.
[Label: Island (Lp: 1981), Back To Black/Universal (Lp: 2014)]

Reissue: "Sly & Robbie Meet The Paragons" 2015
[It Includes dub versions]
1) Happy Go Lucky Girl. 2) I'll Be Back. 3) Man Next Door. 4) Only A Smile. 5) My Best Girl. 6) The Tide Is High. 7) Riding High. 8) Wear You To The Ball. 9) The Same Song. 10) On The Beach. 11) Riding In Rhythm. 12) I'll Be Versioned. 13) My Best Rhythm. 14) The Same Version. 15) Only A Dub. 16) The Version Is High. 17) Wear Out The Dub. 18) Happy Go Lucky Dub. 19) On The Version. 20) Man Next Dub.
[Label: Caroline International  (Cd: 2015)(Digital Release: 2015)]

!!!
The Paragons reunited in this album with John Holt, Garth "Tyrone" Evans, Howard Barrett + Sly & Robbie
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.1982 - Now - [Aka: "Positive Movement (Oh Israel)" 1982]
[Reissue:  "Heaven & Earth" 1993 & "Reggae Chronicle" 2006]
(Original Press):
"Now" 1982 - (Starlight Records Label)
Reissue: "Positive Movement (Oh Israel)" 1982 - (Eclipse Records Label)
Reissue: "Heaven & Earth" 1993 - (Prestige Elite Label)
Reissue: "Reggae Chronicle" 2006 - (Hallmark Music & Entertainment)
Editions:

"Now" 1982 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Come A Little Close. 2) That's All I Want. 3) The Modelling Crowd. 4) I Need Her. 5) A Place Called Zion. 6) Heaven & Earth. 7) The First Time I Saw You. 8) Positive Movements. 9) Life Spoilers. 10) Dirty Streets.
[Label: Starlight Records (Lp: 1982)]

Aka: "Positive Movement (Oh Israel)" 1982 -  (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Positive Movements. 2) The Modelling Crowd. 3) Life Spoilers. 4) Dirty Streets. 5) First Time. 6) I Need Her. 7) All I Want. 8) Come A Little Close. 9) A Place Called Zion. 10) Heaven & Earth.
[Label: Eclipse Records (Lp: 1982)]

Reissue: "Heaven & Earth" 1993 - (Same Album)
Tracks:
1) Come A Little Close. 2) That's All I Want. 3) The Modelling Crowd. 4) I Need Her. 5) A Place Called Zion. 6) Heaven & Earth. 7) The First Time I Saw You. 8) Positive Movements. 9) Life Spoilers. 10) Dirty Streets.
[Labels: Prestige Elite (Cd: 1993), Classic Sound (Cd: 1994), House Of Reggae (Cd: 1996)]

Reissue: "Reggae Chronicle" 2006 - (Same Album)
Tracks:
1) Come A Little Closer. 2) That's All I Want. 3) Dirtty Street. 4) Positive Movement. 5) The First Time I Saw You. 6) A Place Called Zion. 7) Heaven And Earth. 8) The Modelling Crowd. 9) I Need Her. 10) Life Spoilers.
[Label: Hallmark Music & Entertainment (Cd: 2006)]
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.1998 - Sing The Beatles & Dylan
(Original Press):
"Sing The Beatles & Dylan" 1998 - (Original Version)
Lp Tracks:
1) I Shall Be Released. 2) I'll Be Back. 3) Like A Rollin' Stone. 4) Don't Let Me Down. 5) If Not For You. 6) You Won't See Me. 7) Lay Lady Lay. 8) If I Fell. 9) Knockin' On Heaven's Door. 10) Come Together.
[Label: VP Records (Lp: 1998)]

"Sing The Beatles & Dylan" 1998 - (Original Version)
Cd Tracks:
1) Because. 2) I'll Be Back. 3) I Shall Be Released. 4) Don't Let Me Down. 5) Blowing In The Wind. 6) Knockin' On Heavens Door. 7) Michelle. 8) If I Feel. 9) If Not For You. 10) Lay Lady Lay. 11) Like A Rollin' Stone. 12) And I Love Her. 13) You Won't See Me. 14) Come Together.
[Label: VP Records (Cd: 1998)]

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2) Compilation with previously material:

.2006 - Sly & Robbie Presents The Mighty Paragons Collection
[It includes previously unreleased, rare gems for the first time in an album + Compilation]
(Original Press):
"Sly & Robbie Presents The Mighty Paragons Collection" 2006
Tracks:
Cd 1:
1) Pack Up Your Troubles. 2) Change Your Ways. 3) Judgement Day. 4) Talk To The People. 5) Just A Waste Of Time. 6) Left With A Broken Heart. 7) With You Girl. 8) Quiet Place. 9) Sparkle Of My Eyes. 10) Never Will I Hurt You. 11) Number 1. 12) Memories By The Score. 13) Thats All I Want. 14) I Desire. 15) I Know A Place. 16) Heaven And Earth. 17) Isrealite Movements. 18) Be My Best Friend. 19) Maddening Crowd. 20) Hold Your Horses. 21) You Will Regret. 22) First Time I Saw You. 23) Don't Break Your Promise. 24) Talk With My Woman. 25) Rootsman Medley.
Cd 2:
1) Lovers Rock Medley. 2) It's A Mad Crazy World. 3) Danger In Your Eyes. 4) Everybody's Talking. 5) Hard To Believe. 6) Love Vibration. 7) Got To Have Your Love. 8) I Need You. 9) Why Can't I Have My Way. 10) Know Yourself Mankind. 11) Restless Wind. 12) So Called Friends. 13) War International. 14) Stay By My Side. 15) For You Girl. 16) Until Then. 17) Land Far Away. 18) On A Night Like This. 19) The Story Of Love. 20) Word Of The Wise. 21) I'm The One. 22) Just Out Of Reach. 23) Don't You Ever Give Up. 24) I've Been Admiring You. 25) Why.
[Label: Jet Star (2 Cd: 2006)]

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