Marvellous, entrancing duets with Ed Blackwell. Very strongly recommended.
Black Ark backing singers Aurelia Msimang (via Cedric’s United Africa), Candy MacKenzie and Pamela Reed, swirled into the signature 1978 Perry sound. Stand-out is the Nina Simone revision Young Gifted And Broke.
Dick Cuthell’s glorious dub version of Spear’s great Marcus Garvey set. The Black Disciples in full effect: Horsemouth, Bobby Ellis, Vin Gordon, Dirty Harry, Touter, Chinna, Family Man, Robbie Shakespeare and co.
The potent, weird 1974 set, on 180g vinyl. With a blaxploitation version of Rockfort Rock, covers of Phyllis Dillon and Maxine Brown, Hugh Masekela’s Riot, his own Melody Maker. Darkly brilliant as ever.