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• Recorded in 1964 at the Federal studio, this elegant yet unique previously unreleased album is said to be the origin of the Jamaican Mento meets 4 Beat Jazz. This brilliant album is one of the most important Jamaican Jazz recordings that Ernest Ranglin has ever made. Everything in this album starts with the traditional Caribbean Jazz classics and then develops into 4 Beat Jazz. Produced by Godfather of the Jamaican music, Ken Kouri, this album is nothing but deserves its title. You may want to add this next to the Guitar In Earnest [DSR-LP/CD-501] in your collection.
Macka Diamond
Text by Harry Hawks
Date Added: Oct 28, 2015
Date Updated: Oct 30, 2015
Reggae, and dancehall reggae in particular, is infamous for its machismo stance and sexist outlook and to describe the opportunities for female artists as ‘limited’ in the male dominated world of Jamaican music is a massive understatement. A select few have managed to break through the glass ceiling but Macka Diamond has appears to have smashed it...
Artist Hall of Fame
Channel One
Text by Harry Hawks
Date Added: Sep 22, 2014
Date Updated: Sep 24, 2014
Well charged, disco mixed and hit bound… “no other Jamaican studio was to have quite the same impact in 1975 to 1976 or exert as much influence on the direction of the music.” Steve Barrow & Peter Dalton
Label Hall of Fame
54 46 Was My Number
Text by Dub Store Sound Inc.
Date Added: Jan 20, 2012
Date Updated: Jan 27, 2012
Rhythm Hall of Fame