BE-017 - WINSTON HUSSEY - GHETTO MAN PROBLEM 7"
BE-018 - JUNIOR REID / LITTLE JOHN - CHANTING (DISCOMIX) / THE MORE WE ARE TOGETHER (AKA PRAISING HIS MAJESTY) 12"
BE-019 - BARRINGTON LEVY - JUGGLING SOLDIER (DISCOMIX) / JUGGLING VERSION 12"
Bond Export kicks off our reissue program of Delroy Wright's Live & Learn label with three total heaters from the mid 1980's. Delroy's label released some of the finest reggae of the early-mid '80s, including a lot of really heavy stuff in the 'live digital' style we are known to favor. And while Delroy has done a great job of keeping his large catalog of LP's available in the past two decades, some of the fantastic singles he released have been woefully unavailable. So we're stepping in to bring the best of them back. First up is Winston Hussey's "Ghetto Man Problem", the title cut from one of his two LP's on Live & Learn. Only ever released on 45 in JA, backed of course by accompanying killer dub. Next up is a pair of wicked 12"s. First, the discomix of Junior Reid's "Chanting", the killer first version of the tune which he re-did shortly after with Black Uhuru as "Dread in the Mountain." This is one of Junior's best tunes, and that's saying a lot! "Chanting" is now backed with Little John's awesome cut "The More We Are Together", known to some as "Praising His Majesty." This was produced by Delroy along with his former spar Junjo Lawes, and was played on dubplate in the day by Jah Shaka. The rhythm was also used for the great "Hell a Go Pop" by Cultural Roots, produced by Junjo. Lastly for this batch, our other 12" is Barrington Levy's "Juggling Soldier", one of the great weedman tunes of all time and on one of our favorite heavy rhythms of the mid '80s. The A-side is a discomix, while the B-side is a full version side.
CC1307 - TA-TEACHER LOVE (AKA SENYA) / THE REBEL FORCE - ROOTS MAN / MIX GONE (VERSION) 7"
AB3123 - WAILERS BAND - HIGHER FIELD MARSHALL / NO PARSHALL 7"
Two more shots from the vaults of Clive Chin and the Impact!/Randy's camp. First, one of the best female roots singers ever, Olive "Senya" Grant, or 'Ta-Teacher Love' as she was known on this release, doing 'Roots Man.' Produced at Randy's by Clive Chin & Family Man, and backed by the Wailers band, mid '70s roots hardly gets better than this. Backed with a killer dub called 'Mix Gone' credited to 'The Rebel Force', a name briefly used by Family Man at the time. Next, an interesting record, is the Wailers Band doing 'Higher Field Marshall' and 'No Parshall.' Family Man and Clive Chin were behind this one, which was released back in the day via Randy's only in tiny-quantity as a white label pre-release. Now, it's well known that Family Man, along with a Roland Drum Machine, created the rhythm then called 'Chim Cherie' which was later morphed into the now immortal 'Billy Jean' rhythm as employed by Shinehead for the African Love label. Well around the same time, Fams cut some other tunes using this same machine, including Keithus I's "Dreadlocks I" (available from DKR!), and this one, "Higher Field Marshall/No Parshall." For this heavy instrumental 2-sider, Fams blows melodica over the A-side and dubs out the B-side.
Winston Hussey - Ghetto Man Problem
Winston Hussey - Ghetto Man Problem DUB
Junior Reid - Chanting
Little John - The More We Are Together (Praising His Majesty)
Barrington Levy - Juggling Soldier
Barrington Levy - Juggling Version (DUB)
Ta-Teacher Love - Roots Man
Rebel Force - Mix Gone (Roots Man Version)
Wailers Band - Higher Field Marshall
Wailers Band - No Parshall