Beautifully shinning golden female Lover's Rock.At this time, the Wailers band didn't play much of those sweet love songs, however this 7” definitely proves Familyman’s versatile musical orientation. A truly tight rhythm section beautifully blends with this rather unknown singer’s superb voice making these nothing but a masterpiece. A heart calming double-sider.
Finally, a reissue program of Carl "Stereo" Fletcher's amazing mid 1970's Uprising label. Stereo was a singer and producer who's handful of roots reggae releases on his Uprising and Stereo Beat labels in the mid-late '70s are some of the best of the era. Affiliated with the 12 Tribes of Israel musicians, Stereo's productions captured some of their best performances. We'll be (re)issuing some of the best released and previously unreleased cuts from this '70s era and beyond, as Stereo has kept producing right thru to the present day. Thru our previous releases on the Negus Music label (with more yet to come!), you should know how much we like Albert "Ilawi" Malawi. Known as a great drummer and also as selector of the legendary Jah Love sound system, Ilawi is also a fantastic vocalist and here is maybe his best record, one of the best roots records of the 1970's, and a great dub mixed by Sylvan Morris.
Killer instrumental 45 on Rawse, spread over two sides. The Wackie's house band under the 'Azul' moniker, with a fantastic piano sound. One of the rarest Wackie's produced singles.
Leroy Sibbles of the Heptones did a bunch of work with Wackie's over the years, including this rugged single from the end of the '70s, on Wackie's trademark eponymous 'lion' label. A slow and heavy Soul Syndicate rhythm, cut in Jamaica, and mixed and overdubbed with wicked synths at Wackie's studio.
"Wolf in Sheep Clothing" by the Upright Foundation. This was a short-lived group featuring two-thirds of the Gaylads, and this phenomenal piece of Burning Spear-esque roots was produced by Clive for his Wisdom Sounds label in the mid '70s. Reissued for the first time here, this tune is totally infectious and should go straight into the '70s roots harmony classics canon.