Funkier-than-a-mosquito’s-tweeter glimpse of the couple of years it took this group to invent reggae, as the Studio One house-band from 1967 till the decade turned. And there’s a second volume coming.
As usual, killer rarities and certified classics in good proportion.
Chipper instrumental of The Melodians’ famous chart-buster about slavery, loss and displacement — backed with a rocking, hurting Alcapone and Ken Boothe, tearing away homeward in the mind.
A masterful, sublime cover of the Young Holt by the newly-formed combo; backed with Roy Richards’ classic harmonica version of Summertime.
Unmissable next cut of Love Land, featuring an uncredited Delroy Wilson, dub-plate style. Plus a nuts Peenie Wallie from Mittoo and Dennis Alcapone. ‘News as it happens…. Three crows on the coffin.’ RIP Mr Brown.