Release Date 29th March 2019
Taken from band's second full album "Reggaelation Rock" - Black Dragon River is the exotic instumental fusion by Japanese 9piece Afro/Caribbean band Reggaelation IndependAnce and legendary Tonkori, invented by Ainu people from Hokkaido, performer Oki.
"Departing from Tokyo, going to the World via Jamaica"
a. Black Dragon River (feat. Oki)
b. River (feat. Oki)
Release Date 22nd March 2019
One of the many spiritual and cultural classic lyrics that Bunny Wailer has written, and this is an exclusive single take. The lyrics - written soon after he was arrested due to possession of Marijuana, can be heard as "Fight Against Conviction" on one of the most important roots reggae albums to date, Blackheart Man, although this recording is an early take released in 1974 by the Wailers.
a. Battering Down Sentence (feat. Bunny Wailer)
b. Battering Down Sentence Version (feat. Solomonic All Stars)
Release Date 22nd March 2019
In 1966, Bunny Wailer started singing spiritual lyrics before anyone else, and this masterpiece he sung about returning to Africa was written while he was still recording for Studio One.
Although it was originally recorded for Studio One, it has never seen the day of light. Then Lee Perry recorded it again and released in 1971. This particular take was recorded especially for the album in 1976 and released from Island Records UK as a single.
a. Dream Land (feat. Bunny Wailer & Solomonic All Stars)
b. Dream Land - Version (feat. Bunny Wailer & Solomonic All Stars)
One of the rarest, and greatest, horn instrumental dub albums of the seventies featuring the soaring saxophone of Tommy McCook in combination with Glen Brown, 'The Rhythm Master', is finally given a legitimate release.
The original title for this long playing release was initially advertised on the label of the seven inch release of 'Determination Skank' as 'The Sannic Sounds Tommy McCook', however the album was released in Kingston in 1974 in very limited quantities on a white label in a plain recycled cover rubber-stamped 'Tommy McCook Dub'. Three years later the set was released through Grounation in London, once again on a white label and without a cover, where it was known as 'Horny Dub'. It gave music lovers a fascinating opportunity to compare and contrast the work of Tommy McCook, one of the architects and builders of the Jamaican sound, with Glen Brown's role in taking and breaking it into pieces...;
1. Tommy McCook - Determination Skank
2. Tommy McCook - South Side
3. Tommy McCook - When I Fall In Love
4. Tommy McCook - Funky Reggae
5. Tommy McCook - It Aint Who You Know
6. Tommy McCook - More Music
7. Tommy McCook - Brand New Man
8. Tommy McCook - Dirty Harry
9. Tommy McCook - Flute Instrumental
10. Tommy McCook - When Something Is Wrong
11. Tommy McCook - Scatterlight Rock