reissue of this killer digital cut from joe morgan s fish tea label, released only on a very rare nyc-pressed 12- in the mid 80s. . the young singer reprises morgan s legendary -basement session- lyrics for the next decade, bigging up the emerging digital style. extended mix vocal and dub, a must have for fans of mid 80s digital.
killer roots on both sides, perfect companion to his sings songs- album! double sided heavyweight roots 10inch from the late gladdy anderson. made around the same time as his killer sings songs for today and tomorrow lp (now back in stock, click here!), here again are two killer tracks with gladdys sweet vocals over hard riddims from his band the roots radics. the a-side made the rounds as a dubplate first, then the vocal and dub ended up on different albums, while the b-side saw release as a single and an album track in extended format.
a-side discomix, one of the rarest and best wackie s 12inches, b-side previously unreleased wicked 70s roots! killer vintage bullwackies! the happy love song was originally released on a tribesman 12inch, one of the least known but most killer wackies 12inches of its day. a propulsive rhythm is behind the group licking back the tune cut by the iq s in jamaica a couple years earlier. the b-side was retrieved from tape, an unknown vocalist extolling the virtues of the roots rock reggae coming from wackie s studio in the turbulent new york city of the 1970s. a must have for all wackie s diehards, another level of the pyramid unearthed, and more to come!
FREE BLACK MAN (DUBPLATE STYLE - 2 CUTS) / SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl UK20.10.16
hard previously unreleased dubplate cuts on side a, i roy vocal & dub on the same rhythm on the b-side! legendary channel 1 dubplate music. this version of -free black man- by earth & stone was scrapped for release in favor of the softer version that eventually appeared on their -kool roots- album, but this heavy cut achieved infamous dubplate status thru play on uk sound systems. in the case of this tune, it seems only dubwise cuts made the rounds, as we ve not heard (or heard of) a full vocal. and like many tunes not pegged for release from back in the day, mixdown masters were never kept, so only dubplates remain to haunt us. here you get two hard dubwise cuts, remastered from dubplate (punters beware!), raw as ever. on the flip side, i roy s vocal, the only released cut on this rhythm, as well as the only released dub, as appeared on the -musical dub attack.-
THOSE TEAR DROPS / FRUSTRATION / HAVE NO GIRL (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl US20.10.16
two great previously unreleased vocals from norris reid! the deep well of the channel 1 lost & found series goes further, with some awesome previously unreleased early 80s tracks from norris reid. since unfortunately there was no dub available for the killer frustration, digikiller has included another cut on the same great rhythm by wayne smith, lifted from his showdown lp.
awesome moody cut of this classic tune, first time on 7inch and with previously unreleased dub! monster roots cut from the naggo morris era of the heptones, who cut an album & more for channel 1 in the late 70s. this tune was released on lp only, and like a handful of great roots produced by channel 1 in the 70s, the dub cut was available only on dubplate via the dub room at 29 maxfield avenue. a tremendous moody interpretation of this classic roots anthem, with some unique brush work by the drummer at the start to add to the mystical feel. the dub mix is suitably sound system style, heavy and raw. happy love / wackies love we all need / roots. us10 digikiller gladstone anderson holy mt. zion / holy chil. us10 digikiller joe morgan forward ever / you let me. us12 digikiller joe morgan stop them / warrior us12 digikiller paula clarke / singie sin. i want to go home / if i us10 digikiller. all label related items 2017 rush hour - please mail all your feedback, questions a