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Mr Spaulding aka Renford Ferguson from Clarendon Jamaica, recorded his only album at the age of 19, the masterful “The Twelve Tribe Of Israel”. Recorded at Aquarius Studios, in Half-Way-Tree, Kingston, Jamaica and released in 1983 on the Roots Rockers label, this is an almost exclusive excursion in voice, drum and bass with only the faintest hint of guitar and discordant organ. This is an album of pure minimalist reggae with deep dancehall sensibilities.

Containing an amalgamation of UK and Jamaica recorded rhythms, the “Twelve Tribe” album has some of the lowest bass frequencies this side of Western Kingston. A graduate of the King Stur Gav sound system Spaulding’s fine vocals suggest a talent that should have become much bigger, but it’s never too late and now it’s his time to eat food.

With most of his catalogue now increasingly hard to find and demanding high prices this is the first time any of Mr Spaulding’s material has been reissued and includes almost everything he ever recorded.

In addition to the studio album and associated singles and dub versions, the bonus disc has a mixture of 7 inch singles that appeared on the Kris Disk label as well as other 12”s from the Roots Rockers label from 1983-1986. Also featured is a song from a live Stur Gav sound system session on the Negril beach so we can hear how Spaulding handled the dancehall and also a couple of songs that showcase Spaulding’s journey toward the digital sounds of the late 80’s and early 90’s.

This is the definitive collection of Mr Spaulding’s reggae catalogue, reissued with able assistance and blessing from the man himself.

N.B This title is released 11th May and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1. UNSEEN EYE 
2. MR LOU 
3. TWELVE TRIBE OF ISRAEL 
4. MANKIND
5. TELL ME 
6. RAIDERS POSSE 
7. MR SPAULDING 
8. MY GIRL 
9. TRUE THE RAIN A FALL 
10. UNSEEN EYE (12” MIX)
11. UNSEEN EYE (12” DUB) 
12. UNSEEN EYE (WILLY DUB) 
13. TWELVE TRIBE OF ISRAEL (12” MIX) 
14. MR SPAULDING (12” MIX) 
15. TELL ME (12” DUB)

DISC TWO
1. SWEET LADY
2. SWEET LADY (VERSION)
3. VISION
4. VISION (VERSION)
5. PLANE FARE
6. PLANE FARE (VERSION)
7. FANTASTIC
8. FANTASTIC (VERSION)
9. SKANK IN THE DANCE
10. SKANK IN THE DANCE (VERSION)
11. COME NOW YOUTHMAN
12. COME NOW YOUTHMAN (VERSION)
13. CLARKS AND ARROWS FEATURING JOSEY WALES (LIVE AT NEGRIL) 
14. PUSH THE FIRE 
15. THE BALL
16. THE BALL (VERSION)
17. WOUNDED THEM
18. WOUNDED THEM (VERSION) 

Weight 200 kg
Barcode

5013929940826

Track listing as above.

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