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Lacksley Castell “Speak Softly”

Lacksley Hugh Castell may have passed away in 1983 but his spirit is alive and well on my turntable.  Castell’s solo debut LP Morning Glory was recorded throughout 1982 at Tuff Gong and Channel One and was released on the Negus Roots label that same year.  Produced by...
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I Got 7s and 12s!

Several selections from the bass-ment… The Congos’ “Music Maker” from the Congo Ashanti album.  Pressed here on the Congo Ashanty label with a slightly different mix… [soundcloud url=”″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Very rare cut from Horace Andy pressed on the Clintones label… [soundcloud url=”″ params=””...
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Lacksley Castell “Princess Lady” (Extended) w/ version (Negus Roots)

Extended cut from the late, great Lacksley Castell titled “Princess Lady.”  Track was re-issued several years back on translucent vinyl by Negus Roots/Firehouse.  Recorded at Aquarius, JA and mixed at Ariwa, London.  Mad Professor on the mix.  A most crucial mix for this tune. [soundcloud url=”″ iframe=”true” /]
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Album Of The Week: King Jammy in Roots (Auralux)

This week’s album pick is a great 2-LP compilation from King Jammy featuring the likes of Hugh Mundell, Johnny Osbourne, Augustus Pablo, and Lacksley Castell.  While the song selections are great (we even get extended versions of Junior Reid’s “Jailhouse” and Michael Rose w/ Yabby You on “Born...
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Raver’s Album Pick of the Week!

Hugh Mundell’s ‘Jah Fire’ feat. Lacksley Castell (Arawak) Recorded in 1980 when Mundell was only 18 years of age, ‘Jah Fire’ is an album that spoke to me the very first time I heard it, and it has been a favorite of mine ever since.  Featuring the riddims...
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