Bobby Kalphat & The All Stars - Zion Hill [2xLP]


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In the fifty odd years of the musical history of Jamaica’s popular music and the development of its styles through ska, rocksteady, reggae and onwards, time has now allowed some perspective so that the major players who created and changed styles and formed the music’s sonic backbone can be identified and recognised for their achievements. The names that come easily to mind, as far as the players of instruments are concerned, are people like Ernie Ranglin, Lynn Taitt, Bobby Aitken, Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook and so on, there is a whole premier league of major movers that have become familiar over time. However, hidden to those with only a casual interest is a deeper layer of musicians and arrangers who were equally key in the development of the music, such a player is keyboardist Bobby Kalphat, best known for his work with producer Phil Pratt but who worked with a series of some of the top artists of Jamaica from the late sixties through to the present day. This release features the legendary album Zion Hill Dub, originally out on pre-release only on Pratt’s Terminal imprint in 1977 and never re-issued until now; the set is a collection of a few 45s bearing Kalphat’s name as an artist plus a number of other sides where he featured as the main player, either on keys or melodica. In addition to the original ten tracks from the album a further seven contemporary cuts are added as a bonus.

Bobby Kalphat & The Sun Shot All Stars: Terminal Rock
The Sunshot All Stars: What About The Half Version
Bobby Kalphat: Counter Punch
Bobby Kalphat: Counter Dub
Bobby Kalphat: Zion Hill
Bobby Kalphat: Dub Hill
Bobby Kalphat: The Sound of Now Dub
Bobby Kalphat & The Sun Shot All Stars: Fat Keys
Bobby Kalphat & The Sun Shot All Stars: Collie Collie
Bobby Kalphat: Behold I Come
Bobby Kalphat: Garla Zar
Bobby Kalphat: Azar (Get Wise)
Bobby Kalphat: Raw Roots
Bobby Kalphat & The Sun Shot All Stars: Strange Mood (Upstairs at 118 Orange Street)
Bobby Kalphat & The Sun Shot All Stars: Money
The Sunshot Band: Dub In Fruits
Bobby Kalphat & The Sun Shot All Stars: I Don’t Want To Go Version