GRAVITATE TO THE
CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE

I have to take my hat off to the man who is Neil Anderson for putting his money where his mouth is.
As a musician and a huge fan of Soul, Funk, R&B, Ska & Reggae, he set up his own studio to release the music that he loves. All I can say is keep these nuggets coming as I’m loving them.
Craig Charles, BBC Radio 6 Music

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The Switchback

Floyd James & The GTs

Cat no. OGR781

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Chills & Fever

The Supersonics

Cat no. OGR782

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Chills & Fever CD Compilation

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR784

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Have Love Will Travel EP

The Labrats

Cat no. OGR785

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Keep Lifting Me Higher EP

Floyd James & The GTs

Cat no. OGR787

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Keep Lifting Me Higher EP - Re-issue

Floyd James & The GTs

Cat no. OGR787R

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Beggar Man

Melvin Craig

Cat no. OGR788

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Mek Wi Rukumbine / It's Alright Now

The Regulators / Brentford Rd Soul Rebels

Cat no. OGR789

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Lookin' For My Baby EP

Curtis Baker & The Bravehearts

Cat no. OGR787

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Lookin' For My Baby EP Re-issue

Curtis Baker & The Bravehearts

Cat no. OGR787R

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Reggae Dynamite vol.1 EP

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR791

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Reggae Dynamite vol.1 EP Re-issue

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR791R

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Latin Fever vol. 1 EP

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR792

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Broasted or Toasted - DJ Promo

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR794

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Time Is Ska Tight / Time Is Rocksteady Tight - DJ Promo

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR795

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Tune Up Ska

Prince Alphonso & The Fever

Cat no. OGR796

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Tune Up Ska Re-issue

Prince Alphonso & The Fever

Cat no. OGR796R

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Time Is Rocksteady Tight (take 2)

The Regulators

Cat no. OGR797

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30-60-90 EP

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR798

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30-60-90 EP Re-issue

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR798R

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Midnight In Havana

Néstor Álvarez

Cat no. OGR799

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Midnight In Havana Re-issue

Néstor Álvarez

Cat no. OGR799C

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Midnight In Havana Re-issue 2

Néstor Álvarez

Cat no. OGR799C2

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Don't Look Back In Anger

The Regulators

Cat no. OGR800

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Don't Look Back In Anger Re-issue

The Regulators

Cat no. OGR800C

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Reggae Dynamite vol.2 EP

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR801

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Boom Boom

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR802

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Sister X

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR803

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Peter Gunn EP

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR804

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¡Llamar A Los Bomberos!

Néstor Álvarez

Cat no. OGR805

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Ska Fever vol.1

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR806

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A Weight (Hanging Over Me)

Floyd James & The GTs

Cat no. OGR807

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Night Train EP

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR808

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Bullit

Maroon Town

Cat no. OGR809

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Reggae Dynamite vol.3 EP

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR810

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Pushover

Jodie

Cat no. OGR811

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Pushover re-issue

Jodie

Cat no. OGR811C

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Down By The Beach

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR812

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Feed Me Good

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR813

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Dakota

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR814

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Twenty Flight Ska

Junior Dell & The D-Lites

Cat no. OGR815

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Fuego / The Chosen One

Various

Cat no. OGR816

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Tighten Up

Luchito & Néstor

Cat no. OGR817

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Step On

Junior Dell & The D-Lites

Cat no. OGR818

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Wang Dang Doodle EP

Curtis Baker & The Bravehearts

Cat no. OGR819

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Latin Fever vol.2

Various

Cat no. OGR820

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Lord Cumiana

Max Iss & The Minions

Cat no. OGR821

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Fête du Funk

La Machine D'Argent

Cat no. OGR822

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Vina

Mafumu

Cat no. OGR823

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Green Onions

Floyd James & The GTs

Cat no. OGR824

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You Gotta Set Me Free

Raye Cole / Rachel Maxann

Cat no. OGR825

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Rudy Skankin' On The Moon

Roy Ellis / Woodfield Rd Allstars

Cat no. OGR826

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Fortune Teller

Luchito & Néstor

Cat no. OGR827

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Those Familiar Shadows

Rachel Maxann / Néstor Álvarez

Cat no. OGR828

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Only You

Donnoya Drake

Cat no. OGR829

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I'm A Man

Junior Dell & The D-Lites

Cat no. OGR830

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Soy Un Hombre (I'm A Man)

Luchito & Néstor

Cat no. OGR831

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A Love Song Gone Wrong

Roy Ellis / Woodfield Rd Allstars

Cat no. OGR832

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Threads

Jodie

Cat no. OGR833

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Whole Lotta Skankin' Goin' On

Junior Dell & The D-Lites

Cat no. OGR834

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Peace Of Mind

Dave Barker

Cat no. OGR835

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Shank I Sheck

Woodfield Rd Allstars

Cat no. OGR836

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Dap Walk

Luchito

Cat no. OGR837

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Jump Around

Junior Dell & The D-Lites

Cat no. OGR837

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I'm Not Your Fool

Jodie

Cat no. OGR839

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Love Has Really Got A Hold Of Me

The Heptones

Cat no. OGR841

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Four Minutes Of Funk

Abram & Néstor

Cat no. OGR843

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See You Later Alligator

Junior Dell & The D-Lites

Cat no. OGR844

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Down In The Basement vol.1 EP

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR845

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Reggae Dynamite Vol.4

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR846

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The Harlem Bugalú

Luchito

Cat no. OGR848

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Time Flies With You

Rachel Maxann

Cat no. OGR849

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Down In The Basement vol.2 EP

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR850

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Around The Fire

Maroon Town

Cat no. OGR851

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Last Night Reggay

Junior Dell & The D-Lites

Cat no. OGR852

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We A Fe Come Over

Dave Barker

Cat no. OGR853

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Praise You

Junior Dell & The D-Lites

Cat no. OGR854

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Will You Love Me Tomorrow

Donnoya Drake

Cat no. OGR855

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Plata O Plomo

Néstor Álvarez

Cat no. OGR856

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Jump Up!

The Pioneers

Cat no. OGR857

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Ain't Nothing But A Boogaloo Party

Luchito & Néstor

Cat no. OGR858

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Ain't Nothing But A Groovy Party Baby!

The Original Gravity Allstars

Cat no. OGR859

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Reggae Dynamite vol.5

Various Artists

Cat no. OGR860

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Spoonful

Curtis Baker & The Bravehearts

Cat no. OGR861

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Street Tuff

Junior Dell & The D-Lites

Cat no. OGR862

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Sweet Sweet Soul

Floyd James & The GTs

Cat no. OGR863

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Gravity Dubs vol.1

Prince Deadly

Cat no. OGR864

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By Hook Or By Crook / The Switchback

Various

Cat no. OGR865

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Why You Haffi Break My Heart?

Junior Flames

Cat no. OGR866

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Melting Pot

Néstor Álvarez

Cat no. OGR867

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Feelin' Kind Of Blue

Various

Cat no. OGR868

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Find Myself Another Man

Various

Cat no. OGR869

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All Of This And Nothing

Rachel Maxann

Cat no. OGR870

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Hippy Boys Shuffle

Woodfield Rd Allstars

Cat no. OGR871

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Be My Baby

Donnoya Drake

Cat no. OGR872

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Reggae Dynamite vol.6 EP

Various

Cat no. OGR873

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Latin Fever vol.3 EP

Various

Cat no. OGR874

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Louie Louie EP

Various

Cat no. OGR875

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Comin' Home Baby

Junior Dell & The D-Lites

Cat no. OGR877

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Burning Spear

Néstor Álvarez / La Machine D'Argent

Cat no. OGR878

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What Is Original Gravity?

Gravity is a force that has been there since the beginning of time. It maintains the status quo and prevents us from floating off into space.

Original Gravity produce dance music that harks back to a bygone era. A time when standards were set for everything that followed.

In the modern day, when music seems to have spun off into some other orbit, Original Gravity brings back to earth what music should be all about - raw and gritty, with all the proper ingredients.

So welcome to Original Gravity - music with one eye on the past and one on the future, but with both feet firmly planted on the dance floor. Music that will make you shuffle and shake your hips. So let’s all gravitate to the centre of the universe!

Andy Hill Chills & Fever Mod Club

About Neil Anderson

I am a musician, music teacher and recording studio owner (now also producing music for and running a small, independent record label!)

I love Soul, Funk, Blues, R&B, 60s, Latin, Ska and Reggae music. I love it so much that I try and use my skills and resources to make recordings in the styles that I enjoy, with the express aim of making them sound like material from the original era and good enough that DJs will play them at club nights and have cool people dance to them.

I had a lot of enjoyment from making this music. I hope that you enjoy listening to it.

Neil Anderson Original Gravity Records

 I must say that you have clearly immersed yourself in creating a truly authentic reproduction of the classic years in Jamaican music, I am (to say the least) very impressed with your works. 

David Rodigan
BBC Radio 1Xtra
     

 "If someone had told me that The Switchback was some long lost 60s US Mod classic, I would have quite happily believed them. In fact, the truth is much nearer to home. As this was recorded here in the UK and is a new recording and it’s just one of a whole bunch of superb records that the Original Gravity label have been responsible for recently." 

Craig Charles
BBC Radio 6 Music
     

 "If I told you The Switchback was a ‘60’s release you’d believe me. I had to look it up to make sure it wasn’t a cover version. The flip side is a cover of course, and it’s a very nice version indeed but the topside is the one. A funky (in a mid-sixties sense) tune about a dance called The Switchback, there’s actually a great retro video to go with it too. Slightly too jerky to be Northern, it is a really, really good dance record that would fit into an R&B or Mod orientated set very easily." 

Simon White
Manifesto Soul Magazine
     

 While you’re at it check out another release on the same label from The Supersonics called Chills & Fever. Unrelated to any other song of the same name. A solid stomper and slightly more Garage in style, which might not be a bad thing given how certain records have filled Northern floors recently. I have a feeling that cranked out loud in a big hall this would sound fantastic." 

Simon White
Manifesto Soul Magazine
     

 Today we have a slice of funk that if presented in its rawest form would be mistaken for a long lost mid to late 1960’s record from the sound of it. We’re talking about “Beggar Man” from Melvin Craig. Out on Original Gravity Records, this heater from the UK is guitar driven, dance floor funk at its finest. Uptempo, heavy on the guitar, drums, and horns, if we didn’t know it we could swear this thing came from Chicago or some Midwest funk outfit working on the circuit. It could be one of those long lost 45s that everyone scrambles to try and find while they have a stop over in Kansas City. This record though, is made in the modern day. The brainchild of label honcho Neil Anderson, “Beggar Man” is a fantastic homage to music when it had guts. When there was nothing left to lose except putting out a record, then going back to work on the assembly line and hitting the road with the band on the weekends. The flip, “Medicine” is Hammond heavy and ready to go. Another dance floor stomper with even more horns than the A, this record cures what ails you, and to get better you need to dance. And if you can’t dance to the B, you really need a doctor. The percussion break down couple with the wah wah guitar are uptight and out of sight for us. The added flute action is a nice touch as well. Original Gravity coming through with a two sided heater for the funk set today. 

Jamison Harvey
Flea Market Funk
     

 I have to take my hat off to the man who is Neil Anderson for putting his money where his mouth is. As a musician and a huge fan of Soul, Funk and R&B, he set up his own studio to release the music that he loves. All I can say is keep these nuggets coming as I’m loving them. 

Craig Charles
BBC Radio 6 Music - Copy