VICTRY
RECORDS

Victry Records was a DIY label. And another one of those small Reggae labels which appeared and disappeared during the 1970s. Roy Shirley's single 'Time' (VIC-1; 1977), pictured, appears to have been Victry's only release; The label was Shirley's own.  The label design ties in with the name of the record, rather than the name of the company, the hands of the 'clock' being used to make the 'V'. Distributed By Victry Records. Ainsworth Roy Rushton Shirley (18 July 1944 July 2008), better known simply as Roy Shirley, and also known as King Roy Shirley and The High Priest, was a Jamaican singer whose career spanned the ska, rocksteady and reggae eras, and whose "Hold Them" is regarded by some as the first ever rocksteady song. He was also one of the original members of The Uniques. Roy Shirley was born on North Street in Kingston, Jamaica. Roy Shirley died at his home in Thamesmead, London, in July 2008, aged 63. With the assistance of the Jamaican government his body was returned to Jamaica. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

 
77 Roy Shirly  Time  VICTRY VIC 1




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