LITTLE JOHN was discovered by JAH THOMAS. The schoolboy was walking home, singing one of the hot roots sounds at the top of his voice.Being a singer and a producer, Jah Thomas recognized 'the voice'. Thomas followed the boy to his gate and said, "Boy U Wan Tun Singa!" Little John was born. Thomas took McMorris under his wings and into the studio. It wasn’t long before... More..
Ranking Dread real name Robert BlackwoodRanking Dread was a little known DJ and very little information is available about him. It seems he came from a poor background in the ghetto. Got a few lucky breaks from Tappa Zukie. Tappa introduced Dread to Bunny Lee and trax were selected for Dread to use for releases in England.It goes something like this:Ranking Dread (RD) &... More..
Produced and arranged by C.GregoryTracks laid and mixed by King Tubby, Scientist, and The Professor at King Tubbys studio and Channel One studio.Tracks selected, compiled, and edited by Silver CamelOverdubs and effects by Silver CamelSleeve artwork by Rod Vass and Graham McHarg. Copyright by Silver Kamel AudioThese are the original tracks but have been remastered... More..
Reggae evolved from Ska, Blue Beat, and Rock Steady. Much is owed to the creative talents of Jackie Mittoo, Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, and Ernie Rangling to name a few. Great musicians working together to combine the influences of their roots and culture with the Jazz training and experiences gained from their excursions to the USA. A special homage is paid... More..