Mittwoch, 16. März 2016

Lloyd Deslandes

Producer, Arranger, Musician, Singer and Songwriter

Lloyd Deslandes aka Mr Desi aka Mr Lonely aka G Nervous

Lloyd Deslandes started singing back in 1968. At that time, he was always at Studio One writing and rehearsing songs with and for Leroy, Earl and Barry from the Heptones. He was in contact with other singers like Carl Dawkins, Freddie McKay, the Clarendonians and the Pioneers.

A young Lloydie Deslandes

After drifting away from the Heptones, he ended up at Joe Gibbs record store, where he met the Mellotones, the trio of Sammy, Leo and Wesley. His first record with them was "Lover Come Back", recorded at Studio One. 

Lloyd Deslandes: "I also did recordings with Jackson Jones, who formed the band Hippy Boys. Jackson was the one who introduced me to Peter Tosh, Carly Family Man Barrett,Ranny Bop, Bobby Kalphat and Oswald Nethersole. In 1970 we laid some rhythm tracks like "Slip And Slide", "Country Life" and "Alone At Last"

Lloyd Deslandes in 1970's style...

In the midst of his singing, he was also a member of the school band, playing saxophone. Later on he moved on joining the army, there joining the Jamaica Regiment Band.

Lloyd as a "soldier"

That was where he met Irvin Lloyd (Alla). Irvin was the one who introduced Desi to the Fab Five Band. Together they laid tracks like "Baby I Love You" and "Hide And Seek".
In 1976, Lloyd recorded two songs with Boris Gardiner Band at Channel One, "You" and "See Them A Come", more songs were recorded there but not yet released. 

Lloyd Deslandes and Boris Gardiner

Loyd Deslandes: "I have also lost some songs through piracy, but thank God I have found some of them back. Thank God I am blessed and highly favoured through Jesus Christ."

Lloyd Deslandes productions re-released through REGGAE FEVER so far:

Lloyd Deslandes - Baldhead
Lloyd Deslandes-Baldhead Version
Originally released on the Dalphine Production label, as Desie Mr Lonely - Bawl Head. 
Lloyd Deslandes started recording and producing in the late 60's as Mr. Lonely.

This song was originally released on the Zion Love 12" in the USA. Jackson Jones, original guitar and organ player of the Hippy Boys, tries himself as a singer here, produced by Mr Lonely Lloyd Deslandes.

Originally released on the Cancer King label in Jamaica, and later wrongly credited to the Viceroys, this is actually Lloyd Deslandes Aka Mr. Desi Aka Mr Lonely

Great late 70's Roots tune with killer dub, first time legally licensed with the producer Lloyd Deslandes. The vocal was pirated and wrongly credited as the Viceroys on Kingston Sounds LP/CD Ghetto Vibes, that entire LP/CD is Lloyd Deslandes work and stolen during a transfer session in a Kingston studio and until today not legally licensed.

The very first re-release in this series is "Hide And Seek", credited to Lloyd Deslandes (Mr Lonely) and Allah, along with the Fab 5 Band. Allah, keyboard player from Chalice, got to know Lloyd while playing in the Army Band. This record was released in 1972 in Jamaica on the Cancer label and in England on the Fab label.
The next release is a tune that achieved infamy as "Death Rides A Horse", recorded at Studio One in April 1969, and only ever released in Jamaica in 1969 on a small number of 7" pre-releases. 
Trojan Records made a mix-up with the tapes and released "Bangalang Shangalang" on theirAmalgamated 7" but retitled it "Death Rides A Horse". Flip side is "Lover Come Back" with Lloyd Deslandes on lead vocals and the Mellotones (Sammy, Wesley Martin (Wesley Nelson?) and Winston Francis) on backing vocals.

Allah & Loyd Deslandes 
Hide And Seek
Lloyd Deslandes

"Hide And Seek" is credited to Lloyd Deslandes (Mr Lonely) and Allah, along with the Fab 5 Band. Allah, keyboard player from Chalice, got to know Lloyd while playing in the Army Band. This record was released in 1972 in Jamaica on the Cancer label and in England on the Fab label.


Lloydie & The Mellotones 
Lover Come Back
Hippy Boys 
Death Rides A Horse

The next release is a tune that achieved infamy as "Death Rides A Horse", recorded at Studio One in April 1969, and only ever released in Jamaica in 1969 on a small number of 7" pre-releases. 
Trojan Records made a mix-up with the tapes and released "Bangalang Shangalang" on their Amalgamated 7" but retitled it "Death Rides A Horse". Flip side is "Lover Come Back" with Lloyd Deslandes on lead vocals and the Mellotones (Sammy, Wesley Martin (Wesley Nelson?) and Winston Francis) on backing vocals.

Hippy Boys
Bangalang Shangalang
Barry Bailey - I Am Lonely

A-Side, Bangalang Shangalang, Recorded At Studio One in April 1969 By Lloyd Deslandes, The Song Was Released In The UK On The Amalgamated Label And Wrongly Credited As "Death Rides".

Lloyd Deslandes - Unity
Lloyd Deslandes - Unity Dub

Loyd Deslandes Aka G. Nervous Aka Mister Lonely

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