Lovely stuff from Don Drummond, Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, Ernest Ranglin and the lads.
Pretty vacant melodica version of the almighty Dennis Brown song What About The Half.
‘... compelling and eccentric mix of lopsided funk, freaky jazz and African disco, which gets through more rhythms than some people hear in a lifetime’, Time Out ; ‘***** pure bliss’, Kevin ‘The Bug’ Martin, Muzik.
Tough 007 high jinks. DD and co flay flesh from bone on the flip.
Magnificent, delirious Black Ark productions missing from all editions of the classic Love Thy Neighhbour set, except the very first. Crucial dubwise nyabinghi.
An apocalyptic record, full of dread — dubwise and deep from the first interstellar chords, over Wackies-style steppers drum and bass — with a dream-like atmosphere of pain and sufferation, mystery and redemption.
Fine thirty-one-track compilation focussed on the sixties, after ska, when Mittoo’s twin influences of US soul and Jimmy Smith were most tangible.