Some earlier issues from the black-owned independent American label established in 1957 were released on the London American label.
The original Island agreement with the American company ended in disagreement and all (U.
S.) Sue records were deleted from their catalogue in July 1965, and American Sue issues returned to the London American label.
The first Island "white and red" label was used mainly for Jamaican productions released in the United Kingdom. Many of these records had been released previously in Jamaica and other territories on small local labels.
For a variety of reasons details of the artists and songs printed on the labels do not always match what is actually to be found in the grooves of the record!
The main Island label was soon joined by another three labels: Sue for black American music with catalogue numbers starting at WI-300, Black Swan for more Jamaican music starting with WI-400, and Jump Up, for Calypso and Trinidadian music, starting with 500, but using another prefix (JU).
As far as possible, the listings below reflect what is actually written on the record label.
Known variations or labelling errors are given in brackets after the entry.) Here are some missing numbers: (from Pete Smith, Planet Records) 178 FOUR ACES – RIVERBANK COBBERLEY 179 FOUR ACES – SWING LOW 182 UPCOMING WILLOWS – JONES TOWN SPECIAL 185 ERIC MORRIS – MANY LONG YEARS SUDDENLY 193 DERRICK & NAOMI – I WANT A LOVER 195 DON DRUMMOND – TREASURE ISLAND RIOTS – YOU DON’T KNOW 197 RIOTS – I’M IN LOVE 198 LAUREL AITKEN – BOOGIE IN MY BONES LITTLE SHEILA 201 JOE WHITE & CHUCK – LOW MINDED PEOPLE 202 DESMOND DEKKER – THIS WOMAN 203 JACKIE OPEL – COME BACK WHERE YOU BELONG (WIPE THOSE TEARS) DON’T TAKE AWAY MY LOVE 204 DON DRUMMOND – COOLIE BOY 205 DELROY WILSON – PICK UP THE PIECES OPPRESSION 207 SKATALITES – BALL O’ FIRE LINVAL SPENCER – CAN’T GO ON 208 DON DRUMMOND – MAN IN THE STREET 209 JACKIE OPEL – GO WHEY 211 PETER TOUCH & THE WALERS – HOOT NANNY HOOT DO YOU REMEMBER 212 THE WAILERS – HOOLIGANS MAGA DOG 216 THE WAILERS – DON’T EVER LEAVE ME DONNA 219 PHILIP JAMES – WIDE AWAKE IN A DREAM 220 KEN LAZARUS – FUNNY BYRON LEE & THE DRAGONAIRES – WALK LIKE A DRAGON 221 SONNY BURKE – GRANDPA KEITH PATTERSON – DEEP IN MY HEART 222 BLUES BUSTERS – WINGS OF A DOVE BYRON LEE – DAN IS THE MAN 225 DERRICK MORGAN – STARVATION I AM A BLACKHEAD AGAIN 226 SKATALITES – DICK TRACY RITA & THE SOULETTES – ONE MORE CHANCE 227 JACKIE OPEL – OLD ROCKING CHAIR SKATALITES – SKA IN VIENNA WOODS 228 BUNNY & RITA – BLESS YOU SKATALITES – BEARDMAN SKA 229 BABA BROOKS – GUNS FEVER DOTTY & BONNIE – DON’T DO IT 230 HORTENSE & ALTON – DON’T GAMBLE WITH LOVE ALTON ELLIS & THE FLAMES - SOMETHING YOU’VE GOT 233 BABA BROOKS – INDEPENDENCE SKA STRANGER & CLAUDETTE – SEVEN DAYS A WEEK 241 BABA BROOKS – TEENAGE SKA ALTON ELLIS – YOU ARE NOT TO BLAME 242 DON DRUMMOND – UNIVERSITY GOES SKA DERRICK & NAOMI – PAIN IN MY HEART 243 THEOPHILUS BECKFORD – GRUDGEFUL PEOPLE YOU ARE THE ONE GIRL 245 DERRICK HARRIOTT – MAMA DIDN’T LIE TOGETHER 247 THE RIOTS – YEAH YEAH BABA BROOKS – VIRGINIA SKA 248 THEOPHILUS BECKFORD – BAJAN GIRL WHAT A WOE 249 TWO KINGS – HIT YOU LET YOU FEEL IT HONEY I LOVE YOU 252 LAUREL AITKEN – HOW CAN I FORGET YOU OWEN GRAY – I’M GOING BACK 254 THE WAILERS – WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT WHERE WILL I FIND 255 JACKIE EDWARDS – WHITE CHRISTMAS MY LOVE AND I 258 OWEN GRAY & THE SOUND SYSTEM – YOU DON’T KNOW LIKE I KNOW TAKE ME SERIOUS 259 ROLANDO ALPHONSO – JAMES BOND LEE PERRY – JUST KEEP IT UP 260 THE WAILERS – JUMBIE JAMBORIE SKATALITES – INDEPENDENT ANNIVERSARY SKA 261 DAVID ISAACS – SEE THAT MAN I’D RATHER BE LONELY 263 AVALONS – EVERYDAY I LOVE YOU 264 JACKIE OPEL – A LOVE TO SHARE ROLAND ALPHONSO – DEVOTED TO YOU 266 LORD BRYNNER & THE SHEIKS – CONGO WAR TEACH ME TO SKA 267 OWEN GRAY – PARADISE BYE BYE LOVE 270 JACKIE EDWARDS – COME ON HOME SOMETIMES 271 PATSY COLE – DISAPPOINTED BRIDE EARL BOSTIC – HONEYMOON NIGHT 274 JACKIE EDWARDS – L O V E WHAT’S YOUR NAME 282 SOUL BROTHERS – GREEN MOON EGAL OK 283 FITSY & FREDDY – WHY DID YOU DO IT ROY RICHARDS – DOUBLE TROUBLE 287 JACKIE EDWARDS - THINK TWICE 288 DERRICK MORGAN – I FOUND A QUEEN DERRICK & PATSY – IT’S TRUE MY DARLING 289 DERRICK & PATSY – DON’T YOU WORRY DERRICK MORGAN – AMALETIA 292 KING PERRY – DOCTOR DICK SOUL BROTHERS – MAGIC STAR 293 JACKIE MITTOO – KILLER DILLER PATRICK HYLTON – OH LADY 294 SKATALITES – SKA BOSTELLO DON DRUMMOND – LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW 296 SOUL BROTHERS – SOUND ONE THE MARTINE – GRANDFATHERS CLOCK The Sue label, initiated in 1963, was a subsidiary to release black US-American music.
The releases followed the catalogue numbers of Island's singles starting at number 300.The first 17 releases of the British Sue label were in fact related to Henry 'Juggy' Murray's New York based Sue label.The Aladdin label was started in about 1965 and used numbers starting with 600, using the WI prefix.Island singles were released with prefix WI and numbers starting with 001.The Island label itself was white with red lettering and logotypes - for the first 100 releases it had a round "Flaming sun" logo on a white label, then and for reprints of the early issues a red strip across the centre of the label like a "bow tie". This discography has been expanded and corrected using the published discography in "Record Collector" magazine 201, published May 1996.The labels have the Rutland Gate Mews address on all first pressings up until about number 14; this was followed by the London England address which goes up to at least # 47, then came Cambridge Road. Details can also be checked online, which contains many label scans.