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Two dubplate mixes… but this is all about the magnificent Version.

Black Ark one-away. Upsetters business through and through, though Phil Pratt was nominally running the session. Nice version, with a pound of fatback drums. That’s Bobby Kalphat on melodica.

Excellent, soulful, slowed-down interpretation of his own Studio One recording Contemplating In Your Mind. Phil Pratt at the controls this time.

Tough Roy Cousins’ productions from the early-eighties (longer than the original LP mixes).

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.

Top-notch Horace — on the rebound from Studio One — recorded by Phil Pratt in the early-seventies.

Lovely, early-seventies, group-harmony reasoning, produced by Phil Pratt, following up Rebel Nyah.

Sturdy Marvin Gaye version. Produced by Phil Pratt and originally released on the Sun Shot label.

Sixteen cuts of prime-period Black Art, all unreleased music or unreleased mixes (bar the Althea And Donna); mostly from master-tape, some dub-plates. Surely worth it just for The Fantels.

Early Black Ark version — dubwise, raw, stripped, rebel music.

Exclusive dubplate version of Rainbow Country — rougher, slower, deeper than the Daddy Kool. ‘It’s clear he loved with Perry,’ declares Pressure Sounds’ indiscreet sales text, noting Marley’s committed performance.

Nice and knockabout… and a touch quaint. Unmistakably Upsetters.

Stunning deep roots. Hymnal, hurting and intense — no flim-flam, no flash. Massive Shaka tune, but so what, when the record is this heartbreakingly killer. 1975 Chung Bros production; very special.

Massive, magnificent instrumental, sound-system murder since day one. The acoustic guitar is class.

Pretty vacant melodica version of the almighty Dennis Brown song What About The Half.

Party Time version recorded at Maxfield Avenue.

Sid Bucknor supervising a mix of master musicians from the London scene and JA visitors — Rico, Tan Tan, Lester Sterling, Winston Wright and co. Ace versions of Rebel Woman and the Lumumbo rhythm for starters.

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