This one-of-a-kind Wackies tribute contains some of the most legendary reggae vocals and dubs ever recorded on American soil.  Jamaica said it couldn’t be done.  You could never again create that deep, spiritual, rootsy sound and vibe outside of Jamaica.  Native Jamaican Lloyd “Bullwackie” Barnes and his loyal crew of engineers and musicians attempted the impossible and made it happen.

In addition to the mix included below, here is a very interesting performance of Bunny Wailer’s “Cool Runnings” by Sugar Minott.  While it does not compare to Bunny’s brilliant performance, the B-side deejay cut by Jah Batta is murderous.  On a Wackies 12″.

Big shout to Carter van Pelt who has featured many from the Wackies crew on his top ranking radio show Eastern Standard Time, NYC.  I have included crucial excerpts from these shows in the mix.

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Reckless Breed – Dub Full A Girl
Soul Syndicate – Reckless Roots
Don “Jah” Carlos – Prepare Yourself Jah Man
Bullwackies All-Stars – Creation
Ras Delahaye & The Vibratones – Before I Got Married (Version)
Junior Delahaye – Love
Junior Delahaye – You’re All I Need
Junior Delahaye – Travelling Man
Wayne Jarrett – African Woman
Munchie & the Corner Crew – A Dis Ya A Dub
Wayne Jarrett – Every Tongue Shall Tell
Chosen Brothers – March Down Babylon
Love Joys – Gimme Back Part II (Wackies 12″)
Bullwackies All-Stars – Mash It Up
Scotty, Clive And Conrad – I Wanna Get Next To You (Instrumental) (City Line 7″)
Bullwackies All Star – Stop This World Version (Aires 7″)
Sel Wheeler / Bullwackies All Stars – Tribal Affair (Aires 7″)
Leroy Heptones – My Guiding Star (Aires 7″)
Bullwackies All-Stars – Promotion Rock
Bullwackies All-Stars – Super Dub

This article about Wackies appeared in the February 11, 1984 issue of NME.


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