Six The Hard Way
Six The Hard Way
Genre: Reggae, Roots Reggae, Rocksteady
Vinyl Condition: NM
Sleeve Condition: NM
Catalog #: 11661-7829-1
Clement Dodd's Studio One has been called Jamaica's Motown, and the parallels are many. Dodd's studio was the first black-owned recording facility on the island, and it is impossible to imagine modern Jamaican music without it, since every singer of note seemingly got their start there, and the simple but durable rhythms Dodd oversaw are absolute ground zero for every musical style that has swept Jamaica since, from ska through to the latest dancehall phase. This fun mini-anthology is essentially a sampler for six of Dodd's rocksteady and early reggae artists, and while nothing here is big, bold or flashy, these tracks underscore the timeless strengths of Studio One productions. Included are tracks by the great Slim Smith (one of Jamaica's finest ever voices), Larry Marshall (whose "Nanny Goat" was arguably the first true reggae side), the Termites (the harmony duo of Wentworth Vernal and Lloyd Parks), the impressive Willie Williams (whose striking and dub-inflected "Armagideon Time" was covered by the Clash on their 1980 Black Market Clash album), and a pair of vintage Jamaican harmony trios, the Cables (Keble Drummand, Elbert Stewart and Vincent Stoddart) and the Viceroys (Wesley Tinglin, Linval Williams and Daniel Bernard). It's fun stuff, backed by those vintage Studio One rhythms, which really can't be beat.
A1 –Slim Smith Born To Love 2:48
A2 –Slim* & The Gaylads You Don't Care 2:39
A3 –Slim Smith Rougher Yet 3:10
A4 –The Termites Have Mercy Mr. Percy - Original Single Mix 3:34
A5 –The Termites Do The Rock Steady 3:59
A6 –The Termites It Takes Two To Make Love - Original Single Mix 2:35
B1 –The Cables No New Love 2:07
B2 –The Cables Love Is A Pleasure 2:17
B3 –The Cables Cheer Up 2:11
B4 –Larry Marshall Nanny Goat 2:22
B5 –Larry Marshall Thelma 2:36
B6 –Larry Marshall How Can I Go On - Extended Mix 4:12
C1 –The Viceroys Love And Unity 2:32
C2 –The Viceroys Slogan On The Wall 3:14
C3 –The Viceroys Ya Ho 2:08
C4 –Willie Williams* Armagideon Time 5:07
C5 –Willie Williams* Master Plan 4:04
C6 –Willie Williams* See You When I Get There 5:30
D1 –The Viceroys Ya Ho (Original 12" Mix) 6:09
D2 –The Cables And Prince Garthie What Kind Of World/Moody Groovy (Previously Unreleased Extended Version) 5:03
How We Grade Our Vinyl:
Mint (M): This is a grade that won't be used unless the record is still sealed.
Near Mint (NM): This record shows no obvious signs of wear. A record that looks like new. The jacket may show only light wear with minor scuffing and/or edge-wear. The jacket will not have seam splits, folds, or cut-out holes.
Near Mint Minus (NM-): This record won't be perfect and may show very minimal signs of use. This is a record that may have been played but was handled with extreme care. The jacket may have light scuffing and/or edge-wear, minimal creasing, promotional cut-outs or cut corners.
Very Good Plus (VG+): This record will show light use and may have some mild scuffing and/or fine surfaces scratches that may create light surface noise. Light surface noise may be noticeable during quiet passages and in between tracks. This is a record that was obviously played and shows light to moderate wear. The jacket may have light to moderate scuffing, edge-wear, slight ring wear, lightly turned-up corners, promotional cut-outs or cut corners.
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