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Dennis Brown w/ Big Youth “In His Own Way” (Gussie ’76)

Today I share with you a SERIOUS tune from my collection.  Dennis Brown w/ Big Youth “In His Own Way,”  which is produced by Augustus “Gussie” Clarke.  The tune was issued on a Gussie ’76 12″ in 1979. This article… Continue Reading

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Vintage Wackies 12″s

First up is Horace Andy’s “Tribute to Bob Marley” b/w “Great Super Star” issued in 1981 on a Top Ranking International 12″. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196690753″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Here’s a killer tune by Carlton Livingston backed by the Wackies… Continue Reading

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Augustus Pablo “Crucial Burial”/”Sounds of Redemption Dub” (Rockers) 12″

Augustus Pablo’s interpretation of the Wailers’ “Funeral” AKA “Burial” backed with “Sounds of Redemption Dub” on a Rockers 12″ (1979).  Check the vocal intro by Jah Levi, also known as Hugh Mundell. Here is Peter Tosh’s version of the original… Continue Reading

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Don Carlos, Erroll Dunkley crucial 12″ mixes

Here are a couple of 12″ vinyl singles from my collection. First up we have Ervin Spencer AKA Donovan “Don” Carlos with the phenomenal “Black History” 12″ on Delroy Wright’s Washington, DC-based Live & Learn label.  As Don related to… Continue Reading

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Bunny Wailer “Collieman” / “Trouble On The Road Again” (Solomonic) 12″

One of my favorite Bunny tunes from the Rock & Groove/Rootsman Skanking era.  You may also recognize this tune as “Riding.”  Really nice vibes here.  An entire song about 1) Looking for herb 2) Getting herb 3) Smoking herb.  Relax… Continue Reading

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Lee “Scratch” Perry & Terrorists “Guerilla Priest” 12 inch (1981)

Got a great LSP post-Black Ark dub and vocal that you will love.  In 1980, Perry teamed up with NYC ska outfit ‘Terrorists,’ producing two tracks for them, which were issued in limited quantity as a 12″ on Phil Fox’s… Continue Reading

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“We are the stars, of this movie show”

Here is my favorite Wackies release of all time.  Hands down.  Junior Delahaye’s “Movie Show” issued on 12″ vinyl.  His angelic vocal over a Jah-T’s rolling bass and drum riddim that is just infectious.  I love how he opens the song, stretching his vocal along the riddim track…”Oh… Continue Reading