DKR-124 - JOE AXUMITE - NO EQUAL RIGHTS IN BABYLON (CITY LINE)
DKR-125 - WAYNE JARRETT/JERRY JOHNSON - COME LET'S GO/ZION ROCK (DUB) (CITY LINE)
DKR-126 - DON 'JAH' CARLOS/SOUL SYNDICATE - BLACK HARMONY/BLACK LOVE DUB (RAWSE)
DKR-127 - JAH I MAZ/BABA LESLIE - FREEDOM IS A MUST/FREEDOM DUB (CITY LINE)
A long time in the making, part one of a new series of reissues produced by the great Lloyd "Bullwackie" Barnes. So many Wackie's productions are long among our personal favorites, and some helped introduce us to the wonderful world of Jamaican music. We'll be issuing many now hard to find singles as well as some previously LP-only tracks and other surprises! Our first selection of singles all appear, of course, on their original labels. Joe Axumite's tune is one we've long wanted to present, awesome tune backed by an incredible dub featuring what sounds like infinite echo. Wayne Jarrett rose to notoriety with Wackie's, and this single is one of his all-time best, backed by a great horns version by Wackie's stalwart horns man Jerry Johnson. Next, a NYC/JA collaboration with Wackie's producing an early tune by Don Carlos, originally credited as 'Jah Carlos', over a tough Soul Syndicate rhythm. This one is on the Rawse label. Lastly for this batch, Jah I Maz's great "Freedom Is a Must", fantastic roots with the trademark deep and murky Wackie's sound. The flip side is a great dub by another long time Wackie's horns man, Baba Leslie. We hope that this new singles series, along with the great foundation set by Basic Channel's amazing and standard-setting series of Wackie's reissues, will help shine an even brighter light on the wealth of fantastic music produced by Wackie's in the past several decades. Further, we are both proud and happy to announce that our Wackie's series will be released in full cooperation with our friends at Basic Channel, who will be handling the digital distribution. All releases in our Wackie's series will be available as high quality digital downloads via Basic Channel and the HARD WAX online record shop. Links to both are in the links section on the right side of this page, so check them out!
(Sorry, we're no longer using the embedded clip player as so many of them slow our website down to a crawl!)
Joe Axumite - No Equal Rights in Babylon
Bullwackie's All Stars - No Equal Rights Dub
Wayne Jarrett - Come Let's Go
Jerry Johnson - Zion Rock (Come Let's Go Dub)
Don 'Jah' Carlos - Black Harmony
Soul Syndicate - Black Love (Black Harmony Dub)
Jah I Maz - Freedom Is a Must
Baba Leslie - Freedom Dub
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