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Michael Rose w/ Black Uhuru & Yabby You “Born Free”

plus 2 rare Yabby You dubplates!
What a heavy, heavy tune this is!  What happens when you pair the vocal stylings of Michael Rose and Black Uhuru with the rootical sounds and vibe of Vivian Jackson AKA Yabby You, and then mix it altogether in a dark, muggy studio in Waterhouse known simply as Jammys?  You get “Born Free,” a 1979 gem that did not gain the accolades it deserved until appearing on Blood and Fire’s 2002 well charged and masterfully pressed ‘Jesus Dread,’ a compilation of rare dubs and vocals by Yabby You and The Prophets.
Produced by Roger Lewis AKA “The Mighty Fatman” for King Jammy’s in 1979.  “Born Free” a stunning vocal track laid over a bouncy, yet heavy riddim was released as a 12″ vinyl 45 rpm on the Attack label.  Rose rides this riddim like it’s trying to get away as Uhuru holds down the harmony.  Fatman keeps it tight from start to finish, and mixes the keys just so nice so that they complement the rootical sound, instead of giving it a dancehall vibe.
I’ve included the extended mix here along with two rare dubplate cuts, both with Yabby You on vocals.
1. Born Free (extended discomix) feat. Black Uhuru & Yabby You
2. Roots Natty Bongo feat. Yabby You
3. Dub Chant




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