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Horace Andy - Dub Box Rare Dubs 1973-1976 [LP]

JAMAICAN RECORDINGS

  • £15.28

Genre: Dub Reggae
Format: LP
Catalogue No.: JRLP007
B/C: 5036848001256
Release Date: 29 Jul 22 (back in)

Horace Andy [a.k.a.Sleepy] must process one of the sweetest and most distinctive voices in reggae music. 1951 in Kingston Jamaica. He cut his first track in 1966 for producer George ‘Phil’ Pratt, a tune called ‘Black Man’s Country’. But it was four years later his star really began to shine when he joined the stable of Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd’s Studio One. It was Coxsone Dodd who renamed him Andy after another of his leading artists Bob Andy, such was his belief in Horace’s writing talent and singing abilities. Still only twenty years of age Horace used his falsetto talent to the fore and cut some impressive tracks at 13 Brentford Road, Studio One’s headquarters. Such reggae standards as ’Skylarking’, ‘Just Say Who’, ‘Love of a Women’ and ‘Something on my Mind’ to name but a few. The early 1970’s saw Horace due to political reasons move on to work with producer Bunny Lee, a move that suited his talents and beliefs, Horace being an early advocate to the Rastafarian faith.The tracks which he cut with Bunny, which we concentrate on here gave his songs a rootsy feel. The rhythms often cut at Channel ONE and Randy’s Studio17 and finalised at King Tubby’s, provided a fine backbone for Horace to recut some of his earlier classics, along side his newer songs also to become reggae standards. Like ‘Money Money’, ‘Zion Gate’ the great ‘You are my Angel’ and a version of The Heptones ‘My Guiding Star’. The power of these recordings were such that the earlier tracks like ‘Skylarking’ became hits a second time around.Proving that the ‘you can’t keep a good tune down’ mantra was alive and kicking… …A golden time for Horace and Reggae music in general… Horace would go on to work with other producers like Everton Da Silva in 1977 creating the ‘In the Light’ album and the New York based Lloyd ‘Wackies’ Barnes in the 1980’s for his ‘Dancehall Style’ recordings. Most recently his work with Massive Attack has brought his majestic voice full circle and back into the arena once more. Those ‘Massive’ recordings and this dub collection here seem to fit side by side. Horace’s distinctive vocal riding over the rhythms adding a magic as only he can .....

RESPECT JAH FLOYD.

Tracklisting
TRACK 1 WHY OH WHY DUB 
TRACK 2 DUB LARKING 
TRACK 3 ZION DUB 
TRACK 4 DUB MONEY 
TRACK 5 A TRUE DUB 
TRACK 6 DUB GUIDANCE 
TRACK 7 DUB SAY WHO 
TRACK 8 DUB ON MY MIND 
TRACK 9 LOVE OF A DUB BAND 
TRACK 10 USE THIS DUB 
TRACK 11 DUB LETTER 
TRACK 12 DUB ANGEL 
TRACK 13 BLESS THIS DUB*
TRACK 14 DUB AH FULFIL*
*CD BONUS TRACK

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