Review: Studio One have put out plenty of big tunes and this is the latest to get a big reissue on a super loud-cut 12" single for extra devastating impact. It's a well-known classic every self-respecting reggae fan should know and blows up any party, especially when tweaked like these two versions. They were originally produced by Studio One bossman Coxsone Dodd and have been covered by The Clash as well as sampled by The Fugees and hip hop MC KRS One. The snaking lead synth, the rumbling drums and classic ska trumpet are all straight up irresistible.
Review: For their latest classic reggae reissue, Greensleeves have gathered together two vintage albums in one tasty package. The first half of the CD focuses on Sylford Walker's Lamb's Bread, a dub era roots reggae set recorded at King Tubby's Studio. Tubby's infamous mixing skills come to the fore, with Walker singing over some of the producer's most on-point backing tracks. On the second half of the disc, you'll find Welton Irie's Ghettoman Corner, which features the mic man toasting in thick patois over many of the same riddims as used on Walker's set. It too was recorded at King Tubby's. Interestingly, the great man didn't mix this one, despite its heavy dub vibe.