Another crucial installment featuring 7″ vinyl 45s from my personal collection.
Junior Murvin comes correct once again on “Philistines On The Land,” which he sings over the Upsetter’s “Police & Thieves” riddim:
Dennis Brown with a strong performance on a 1980 Bunny Wailer-produced track titled “Runnings.” One of the hardest to find Dennis Brown tunes…period. Never released in the UK or re-issued Original Jamaican pressing from 1980. One of only two tunes ever pressed to Bunny’s D.A.N.C.S.I. Solomonic imprint (the other being Gregory Isaacs’ performance of Bunny’s “Sunday Morning”).
The Barrett Brothers and the Upsetter team up in 1969 and record Return of Django. Featured on the album, “Medical Operation” represents the “early sound of Jamaica” as Perry moves from ska to reggae.
The characteristic sound of Glen Adams pressed to Granville Strakers label out of Brooklyn, NY, Utica Avenue. “Soul Chick Reggae.”
And now for a couple of 12″ selections…
First we have Country Man backed by the Black Stallion band on the hard-hitting “Contric.” which was pressed to Alton Ellis’ All-Tone label.
Another does of Bullwackie brilliance on Azul’s version of “Rockfort Rock” on the A-side and Mikey Jarrett’s “Klu Bly Klan” on the B-Side. An amazing Wackies repress from Basic Channel out of Germany.
Vivian Jackson AKA Yabby You’s “Zambia” pressed to Jammy’s label. Very rare pressing…
Junior Reid’s stellar performance of “If I” on the Negus Roots label…