After retiring from the Jamaican Police Force Arthur Duke Reid established his Treasure Isle Liquor Store and Sound System in Pink Lane Kingston and was crowned the undisputed King of Sound and Blues in 1956, 57 and in 58. The Duke then moved into record production and after relocating the store to 33 Bond Street, he then built a recording studio on top of his new premises in 1966. According to the musicians and singers the wooden construction of the Treasure Isle recording studio gave the music a distinctive warmth and richness and with resident engineer Byron Baron/Smithy Smith at the controls, the sound of a Bond Street recording was immediately recognisable.
But the Studio One sound is different to the Treasure Isle sound! The people have to know. - Bunny Striker Lee
A glittering selection of Strikers Treasure Isle recordings are featured on this compilation. So please sit back and enjoy the set!