Review: Mister Tipsy's next dub diamond is an old treasure from Johnny Clarke, who put out "You I Love" in 1986 at the height of the roots and reggae and dub crossover. The rhythm is by Tyrone Evans from his tune "How Sweet It Is" and here gets repacked with fresh words from Clarke. It's a breezy, romantic tune with claps you soon went on to hear in early house music. The flip is a super deep cut jam, with cavernous and pillow bass and endless echo to die for. Add in the loopy lead which melts to nothing over and over again and you have a real classic.
Review: Kingston artist Johnny Clarke was at one time of the country's most exciting new singers. He dealt in heavy dread tunes and more romantic love songs as well s plenty of big covers, and was admired by the discerning dancehall patrons of Jamaica and elsewhere. To celebrate one of his labels - Black Scorpio - hitting 50 years in the business they are reissuing some of their biggest tunes, and "Sit Down & Wonder" is one of them that is now on a 7" for the first time. A new 2020 mix is on the flipside to make this a perfect mix of old and new.