A beautiful rock steady vocal from the multi-talented Adams. This in-demand cut comes complete with added harmonies missing from the better known version. With a Val Bennett of the same tune.
Sleepy’s first ever record, produced by Phil Pratt. Peter Austin on the flip probably trumps him, with some good, current advice.
Top-notch Horace — on the rebound from Studio One — recorded by Phil Pratt in the early-seventies.
A Joe Higgs production lining up members of the Wailing Souls alongside the man himself, originally released on his own Elevation imprint.
Aka New York City.
Originally released on Burke’s, out of Brooklyn.
Tight and punchy, melancholic and soulful, great horns — another winner from Mr Rocksteady.
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.
Actually the Maximum Pressure label.
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.
An introduction to Pete Weston’s Toronto-based label — a magpie, but loads of killer mid-seventies here, with stone classics from the studios of Lee Perry, Studio One and King Tubby amongst them.
Four heavyweight excursions. The vibesing Zacky is aka Survival, from the Ukhonto We Sizwe sessions. (Far I was murdered before the album could be finished.) The Junior Reid dub is absolute murder.