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Jet Set JPN2016
Dub Conductor UK2016
Legendary rasta artist Kiddus I who mystically appears in the film, Rockers in collaboration with 11 piece Japanese reggae bred fusion band Reggaelation Independence. Disco 12” backed with an epic horn instrumental on the flip.
Mungo's Hi Fi held a recording session with Sugar Minott in Glasgow in 2009, not knowing that he would sadly pass away six months later. This record features his raggamuffi n vocal which has been complemented with Daddy Freddy at his growling best, which he was proud to record alongside his friend and mentor. The 12" features on one side Mungo's Hi Fi's original dubby smasher, which has been one of their most requested tracks since they started playing it out on dubplate. The other side is their fi rst collaboration with Chimpo, who has pulled out all the stops to take the homage to Zinc's Super Sharp Shooter to the next level.
Classic ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, the original version of ‘Reggae Rhapsody’, was written by notable American composer and solo pianist George Gershwin in 1924. Nearly 50 years after, in 1973, Eumir Deodato edited the song and released it on CTI Records, which label was favored by Black music fans at that time. Leslie Butler recorded his keyboard version shortly after the release of Eumir Deodato version. This is another rare recording to be reissued for the very first time from the Federal catalogue. Side B features a Reggae fusion instrumental ‘Mystic Mood’ by Willie Lindo. The song became a hit and earned a position in his LP titled ‘Far and Distant’.
Bunny Wailer, respectfully called “The Blackheart Man”, produced Johnny Scar’s one-off recording ‘United Africa’. The mystic singer wrote this heavy roots song and sang with his unique chant like a voice of the roots reggae icon, Burning Spear. And the song appeared as 12”on the Solomonic Production imprint in 1986.
Bluku Music UK2016
Two killer unreleased tunes from the early '80s. The Traditions were a group with seemingly no other released tunes. We suspect one of the members was Roy "Soft" Palmer, the late Greenwich Farm singer. Roy, with only a handful of solo cuts to his name, was seemingly more often a harmony singer than a lead singer, as he was part of both "The Spears" who backed Junior Ross, and "The Nazarines" who backed Frankie Jones (real name Anthony Palmer), who was also Roy's brother. In any case, "When" is at last a next cut to the rhythm used for Barrington Levy's "The Winner", a Channel 1 classic which long time Channel diehards have always wished had more cuts. "Get Ready" aka "Train is Coming" is yet another cut on the immortal "Fight Fight" rhythm which we just can't get enough of, hard Channel style. Both sides with dubs.
What really needs to be said about this record? Rearing its head from the endless forgotten void of reggae music history, 30+ years in hiding, here it is. Previously unreleased & unheard full-on mystical Black Ark first version of "World Crisis", sung by Michael Rose, pre-Black Uhuru. Extended vocal and full psychedelic dub. Utterly killer, enjoy.
Zions Gate UK2013