Review: A true hot stepper and one of the best of its kind, this 1984 masterpiece from Ini Kamoze is heavy, real and authentic. It was actually Jamaican born artist Cecil Campbell's debut album and features spacious, slow motion dubs that invite you deep within their cavernous drums. The chattery percussion, echoing hits and loose percussion all make a real mark. "World-A-Music" has a beat fans of Damien Marley will recognise, and "General" features some of Campbells more vulnerable vocal work. For fans old and new, this is a perfect roots album with a unique perspective.
Vivian Jackson & The Prophets - "The Man Who Does The Work" (3:09)
Smith & The Prophets - "Valley Of Joesaphat" (3:45)
Vivian Jackson & The Prophets - "Go To School Jah Jha Children" (3:39)
Vivian Jackson & The Prophets - "Love Of Jah" (4:31)
The Prophets - "Sand In My Shoe" (4:25)
The Prophets - "Jah Vengeance" (2:58)
King Tubby - "Greetings" (3:01)
The Prophets - "Fire Fire Dub" (2:33)
The Prophets - "Stand Up & Fight Dub" (3:34)
Tommy McCook - "Sand In My Shoe Dub" (3:00)
Review: Pressure Sounds' latest release takes us back to 1976 and "Wall Of Jerusalem", a soulful reggae album by The Prophets that included production from both Yabby You (the band's lynchpin and lead vocalist) and dub mixer King Tubby. The album is something of a roots classic, with Yabby You's seductive, soul-fired vocal numbers being joined by delay-laden heavy dub revisions by King Tubby. You'll find the original set on LP 1, with the second being dedicated to alternate versions, previously unreleased tracks recorded in the same period, and alternate dubs that have lain dormant in Yabby You's archives for the best part of 40 years.