DKR-041 - MIDNIGHT RIDERS - YOUTHMAN INVASION 7"
DKR-042 - MIDNIGHT RIDERS - RAISE AGAIN 7"
DKR-043 - STEVE KNIGHT - ORPHAN CHILD 7" *FIRST TIME ON SINGLE WITH DUB!*
DKR-044 - STEVE KNIGHT - WOMAN A PROBLEM 7"
DKR-045 - MIDNIGHT RIDERS - ME A NO GUNMAN 7"
DKR-088-JJ - FRANKIE PAUL - THAT LOVE 7"
DKR-089-JJ - HOPETON JUNIOR - REWARD 7"
Round three of Tasha releases! Midnight Riders, our favorite group of the 80's, did most of their recording for the Tasha and Channel 1 labels. Here are two more killer cuts from the Riders. "Youthman Invasion" was originally released on 7-inch in Jamaica via Sonic Sounds' Thunderbolt label, and licensed for a compilation on Japan's Tachyon label. Awesome tune on one of our top rhythms of the '80s! Next, "Raise Again" originally came out in 1987 on Tasha's one-away Under Pressure label. Another fantastic mid '80s rhythm from the Gifted Roots Band, this one infuses digital vibes with the live Channel 1 sound. Then the next cut on 'Raise Again' rhythm, Steve Knight's "Orphan Child", originally featured only on his rare LP of the same name, it's here on a single for the first time. Steve Knight's "Woman a Problem", is a great tune voiced on the much-loved lick of the billie jean riddim cut at Channel 1 in the mid '80s, and traded amongst nuff producers at the time. This tune originally came on 7" via Sonic Sounds' Thunderbolt label, and again on Steve Knight's "Orphan Child" LP. Lastly, Midnight Riders "Me a No Gunman" was one of two tunes Riders cut for Errol "ET" Thompson in the early 80's. One was never released and is seemingly lost to the sands of time, but the other, this one, was only ever released on a 12" in Canada. It's being re-presented here on the Tasha label alongside much of the Riders other material from the same era, a heavy heavy tune with wailing sirens.
This month's Channel 1 releases are two great and hard to find singles from the early '80s. Frankie Paul's "That Love" is a cut on the same lick of the 'revolution' rhythm made famous by Barrington Levy's "Black Roses." It was originally released on CH1's one-away 'Channel Expression' imprint, only on 7" in JA. Next is Hopeton Junior's "Reward", one of the baddest cuts on Channel's "Worries in the Dance" rhythm. It was featured on the classic "Worries" rhythm album, but was also one of only two cuts on the rhythm that was released on 7" in JA, with its own unique dub.
Midnight Riders - Youthman Invasion
Black Roots Band - Youthman Invasion DUB
Midnight Riders - Raise Again
Steve Knight - Orphan Child
Gifted Roots Band - Raise Again Version
Steve Knight - Woman a Problem
Steve Knight - Woman a Problem DUB
Midnight Riders - Me a No Gunman
Midnight Riders - Me a No Gunman DUB
Frankie Paul - That Love
Frankie Paul - That Love DUB
Hopeton Junior - Reward
Hopeton Junior - Reward DUB
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