Sleepy’s first ever record, produced by Phil Pratt. Peter Austin on the flip probably trumps him, with some good, current advice.
Flashing the black spot of Niney at his deadliest — Zorro, merciless avenger of the oppressed, re-stoking the furnace of his Westbound Train, but wheeling around and blazing eastwards…
And that’s only a secret-weapon version of None Shall Escape The Judgement on the other side, with Owen Grey at the mic.
Raging Tubbys fire.
A tremendously enjoyable mixture of alternate takes, dubplates and overlooked gems.
Run the Johnny Clarke opener, for a taste of the vibes; Enforcement, for a feel of the cloth.
Four brisk steppers cuts of the Cornell Campbell roots classic, produced by Roy Cousins. CC himself; a minimal, dubwise Prince Far I; a Charlie Chaplin; a dub.
LC made killer records for Lee Perry, Jammys and Rockers International — and surely this is a classic, missing-in-action Augustus Pablo production (with AP himself on melodica)... with a third-party dub. The vocal cut is fab. The bass will be murders through scoops.
Coupled with a soulful Royals, produced — naturally — by Roy Cousins, with an eye on Gamble and Huff.
Three helpings of honest-to-goodness, early-seventies funky reggae from Clancy Eccles’ studio, featuring Winston Wright at the organ. This has a King Tubby on the flip. Good old CE, socialist through and through.