Best selling Dancehall Early 80's
Two awesome Channel 1 singles repressed for the first time ever since their original releases 30+ years. Little is known (to us) about Hands & Heart, other than that the group (?) recorded a tune for Pablo & Everton DaSilva around the same time as they cut a 12" for Channel 1 in the late '70s. This one is a great heavy roots tune with nice synth work. On the other side, this is our second Channel 1 release from Angela Prince, definitely cut at the same time as "Joker Lover" and just as heavy with the same somber tone.
Killer previously unreleased Barry Brown from Channel 1, from early '80s sessions that at one point were slated to make up his aborted second LP for the label. Two slow and heavy Radics rhythms, no doubt these were played on dubplate by some of the sounds of the day.
Previously unreleased material from Frankie Wilmott recorded straight from the master tape. Known for his 80’s classics such as “Sensimilla” and “Money Gone Down The Drain”, Frankie has been passionately supported from Dancehall fans across the globe. “Why Won’t You Come” features a tight rhythm based around the warm bassline and Frankie’s sensitive vocal excellently resonate throughout the track.
¥850 ¥710 (US$6.19)
Midnight Riders "Me a No Gunman" was one of two tunes Riders cut for Errol "ET" Thompson in the early 80's. One was never released and is seemingly lost to the sands of time, but the other, this one, was only ever released on a 12" in Canada. It's being re-presented here on the Tasha label alongside much of the Riders other material from the same era, a heavy heavy tune with wailing sirens.
Without mentioning Half Pint, the true story about the Jammys label can never be told. King Jammy adopted a classic song ‘Open The Gate’ and versioned the rhythm digitally. The young Half Pint claims this wild world is ‘One Big Ghetto’. On the flip side, Tonto Irie showcases his skillful and edgy lyrical flow to the same rhythm.
Midnight Riders' massive tune "Wanted", is PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED, out now for the first time. All three tunes are backed with a killer dub version. "Wanted, for singing dangerous reggae music!"