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First CD issue of one of Trojan’s most collectable
Features tracks new to CD
At the close of 1968, the best of their Tramp recordings to date were gathered on the long player, “Absolutely”, but within months of its issue, the trio had disbanded with its three members all going on to achieve substantial solo success on the Jamaican music scene.
In the autumn of 1970, Trojan Records released ‘Hot Shots Of Reggae’, showcasing a dozen of the producer’s most popular recordings from the preceding months.
The strikingly designed album swiftly became one of the company’s best sellers, yet despite its popularity has remained unissued in any format since its original release.
That oversight has finally been addressed and here, at long last, is the glorious LP in its entirety, with the original dozen tracks augmented by a further 13 Kong- produced recordings from the glorious, golden age of reggae.
• Hot Milk make a welcome return with an essential reissue of an underappreciated West London UK reggae gem from 1983. • Hot Milk make a welcome return with an essential reissue of an underappreciated West London UK reggae gem from 1983.
• Self-composed, produced and financed by Alex Robertson aka I Benjahman, Fraction Of Jah Action, originally a 7 track album, and the handful of 12” singles that preceded were graced by the hands of some of the highest reggae royalty and courtiers. Alpha Boys School alumni trombonist and The Specials affiliated Rico Rodriguez, drummer extraordinaire Horsemouth Wallace, bassist of smooth liquidity Larry Silvera, veteran engineer Sid Bucknor, the finest fingers in UK reggae production Dennis Bovell as well as West London band Zabandis, to name a few.
• Reissued for the very first time, this has the bulk of I Benjahman’s early 80’s output, originals of which are very rare indeed. 12” single versions (including the Jah Shaka favourite ‘Give Love A Try’), dubplate mixes, dubs, unreleased material (including a song that was slated for use on the film Countryman) and sleeve notes detailing the life and career of I Benjahman.
Mixed by renowned sound engineer, Errol Brown at Treasure Isle studio in Kingston, the albums that comprise this crucial collection have long since been widely regarded as being among the finest dub sets to see issue during the mid-to-late seventies.
Originally released in strictly limited numbers on Sonia Pottinger’s celebrated High Note label, at a time when dub was reaching its creative peak, ‘Dubb Everlasting’ and ‘Dub Expression’ feature the cream of Jamaica’s session players, including future Riddim Twins, Sly & Robbie.
With both albums on this essential celebration of dub unavailable in any format since their original release, long deprived fans can now at last enjoy some of the hardest and heaviest sounds ever to see issue, at a price that won’t burn a hole in their pockets.
First ever re-release of classic Trojan LP
Many tracks new to CD
Includes many of Jamaica’s biggest hits from 1967 to 1970
During the late 1960s, a select number of independent Jamaican music makers successfully challenged the island’s recording industry giants and of these, few proved more talented or influential than Derrick Harriott.
Widely heralded as the ‘Empress of Reggae’, Marcia Griffiths has remained at the forefront of her profession for a period spanning over half a century, consistently reinforcing her status as the most popular female vocalist in Jamaican music. This long overdue release provides ample evidence of why Marcia Griffiths has been held in such high regard for so long.
BBR is very proud to present AMIGO by BLACK SLATE in full and expanded form, complete with extensive liner notes and bonus content. This BBR re-master is a must have for all Reggae, Disco and Brit-Funk fans out there!