The first JA vocal album onto the ark. Dazzling devotional singing — almost too much beauty.
Stunning mystical roots in the Bullwackies tradition. From the early eighties, a vocal trio from the Bronx, led by Andrew McCalla, fronting the New Breed; and mixed at Channel One. Just essential.
Charged, raw and onto you like a classic Half Moon, with booming bass, wailing organ, skanga guitar, sublime harmonizing and Tubbys-style mixing, including a rugged dub. Unnerving lyrics… but don’t miss.
A Joe Higgs production lining up members of the Wailing Souls alongside the man himself, originally released on his own Elevation imprint.
Black Ark backing singers Aurelia Msimang (via Cedric’s United Africa), Candy MacKenzie and Pamela Reed, swirled into the signature 1978 Perry sound. Stand-out is the Nina Simone revision Young Gifted And Broke.
This 1981 album re-mastered — with three U-Black toasts — together with the original mixes as they appeared on the 1977 Love Crisis album. Vintage Prince Jammy.
The tough mix from the Tanka twelve, backed with Shine Eye Gal, both extended. Sly and Robbie genius.