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Independent label: The Fab label was a subsidiary of Melodisc Records Ltd. and was started in 1966. The very first issues were pop tunes by the likes of P.J. Proby but by 1967 the label had been given over almost entirely to Jamaican music. This coincided with the phasing out of melodiscs Blue Beat label and consequently the Prince Buster productions that had dominated the Blue Beat label were switched to Fab. The label, perhaps more than any other UK label, was unpredictable in the extreme with catalogue numbers being repeated, labels being changed, many issues on blanks, some labels being printed with just basic information like the song title and at some point in the early seventies a second run of issues starting. Fab used a Blue Beat catalogue number BB 30 which only applies to the B-side. Fab Eps had Some copies issued with a picture sleeve. FAB 36 was out of chronological order with the rest of the FAB catalogue. This single was issued around the time it was on the Prince Buster label as (PB 36) this pressing may have been simply due to a temporary lack of Prince Buster labels. Distributed By Melodisc Records. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

   
71 Prince Buster / Folk Brothers Madness / Carolina FAB BB 030
71 Eric Morris / Folk Brothers Humpty Dumpty / Carolina FAB BB 030

  
71 W.Goodman Big Deal / Rakes Of Mallow / Split The Ring / Virginia Reel FAB EP 1
71 W.Goodman Ragtime Annie / Soldier's Joy / Fall Back Six / Chicken Reel FAB EP 2
71 W.Goodman Left Handed Indian Jig / Devil's Dream / Dip And Dive / Birdie In The Cage FAB EP 3
72 Prince Buster And The All Stars South Of The Border FAB FAB 36

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