The great Untamed rhythm blighted by lame lyrics. Criss, straight percussion-and-bass version.
Superb Fashioneers do-over, a couple of years later. Another killer Channel 1 dub.
Defiant, sublime roots on a dreadnought rhythm, with full dub. Jaiq Sterling, Leonard Billings, Kingsley Irons and Glenford McLeggan with the Roots Radics at Channel One, in the early 1980s. Killer.
Karat Jarrett re-running Scion Success’ Young Africans: reality vibes from a young Thriller, heavy lovers from Wayne Jarrett. Both sides dubwise; all music previously unreleased. Royal Channel One lineaments.
Another Chanting excursion, with its own version, previously out as a rare EIS ten from NY.
The A was a Shaka dubplate special; the flip versions Truths And Rights, and was a Jahlove special. First time out for these monsters.
Sublime, spare, haunting and mystical like a killer Viceroys, with blazing horns and crafted dub. Early-eighties one-away from Barry Bailey’s Brooklyn imprint, via Channel One.
A heavy Channel One rhythm from the mid-80s, voiced in New York, produced by Mikey Jarrett.
Two more Tashas — tough rhythms, with killer synths. The dubs carry the swing.
Sweet mellow roots from the man named after Kingston College, with some total classics under his belt from JA — No No No, Anywhere But Nowhere — before becoming a Wackies stalwart in NYC.
Moody, heavy lovers, detourned by FW’s full-throated falsetto. Ace.
In fine voice on a punchy, dubwise rhythm — maybe the Gifted Roots Band — from the mid-eighties.
The fine singer lighting up a vintage Junjo and Roots Radics cast-off. Originally released in 1984 on Kulumi, under the artist name Dandy Lion (with the same typo in the title).
You can’t lose with Artibella, and this is a decent excursion by the great singer, with a lovely trombone-led version.