Rollicking I’m Just A Guy deejay excursion about a bloke called Kipling with a shop in Constance Spring which is out of chicken (but can he sing). Syrians and Chinese, gather round. Ribbit.
Unhinged Bible-thumping to the tune of The Melodians’ You Don’t Need Me. More compelling dub-wise: the version was one of Coxsone’s favourites. Sound-wise a bit tricky, even the first pressing.
Sublime, fathoms-deep, weird shit from ‘Oral’ Cooke (who resurfaces at Bullwackies the following decade. That’s him drumming on Dance Hall Style; engineering Jamming In The Street).
An upful companion-piece to the darkly magnificent Set Me Free — likewise produced by Syd Bucknor in Chalk Farm Studios, London, in the mid-70s, for his cousin Coxsone Dodd. Terrific, toothsome dub.
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.