Tasty, brilliantly-arranged, minor-chord instrumental of Tonight led by the saxophone of Cannonball ‘Money Generator’ Bryan; with a secret-weapon piano-lick on the flip.
Old-school deejay scatting over Memphis-stewed funk. Rockfort is no place to be off your face, mind. With a Val Bennett excursion on Django Shoots First.
Dark, hypnotic, tripping nyabinghi from 1974. At no cost to its deep spirituality, this is the closest reggae comes to psychedelia.
God’s own ska. Cornerstone of the Far East in reggae. (No Augustus Pablo without it.) We put a dubplate mix on Studio One Scorcher; first ever time out for the second take here.
Heavy, slowed-down Green Island excursion, revisited as a duet with the mighty Lennie Hibbert. Originally a Down Beat dubplate special.
Previously-unreleased takes of this ball of fire hurtling East with no survivors (from the second Ska Authentic) — a pitiless, wondrous companion-piece to Last Call, from the same session.
Three helpings of honest-to-goodness, early-seventies funky reggae from Clancy Eccles’ studio, featuring Winston Wright at the organ. This has a King Tubby on the flip. Good old CE, socialist through and through.
Tuff, burning-horns, instrumental militancy with a dose of the Channel Ones, and a very nice, woozy dub.
All-time killer rebel-sound instrumental, launching a new ‘Chariot’ Harriott series of couture sevens courtesy of Dub Store, Tokyo.
Deadly, swaggering horns instrumental, dripping with jazz and funk bad manners, produced by Mikey Jarrett and Lloydie Prince in the early ‘80s. Originally on Man Dingo, out of New York; thrashed by Shaka.
The great Studio One trombonist — Don Drummond Jr — on killer Bunny Lee digi.
All three singles are the business.