Boomkat Product Review:
A case of Wackies saving the best til last here, thankfully reissuing the ultra scarce first volume of their African Roots dub series. Lovingly remastered by Mauritz Von Oswald of Rhythm & Sound, Burial Mix, Maurizio et al in Berlin, this lost classic has been restored to a glorious sound never experienced before on vinyl. Originally released on the Five Arts Label in 1977, then re-issued on Wackies in 1980, this album provides a register of producer Clive Hunt‚s work with a who‚s who of Jamaican music ˆ including done-over tracks from his time at Channel One (Ernest Wilson‚s return to 'Undying Love'), with Joe Gibbs (Trinity‚s 'Three Meals A Day'), Sonia Pottinger (Marcia Griffiths‚ 'Mark My Words'), and with Geoffrey Chung on Pablo Moses‚ We Should Be In Angola. Last and not least, with Bullwackies, on a couple of one-away rhythms. Enough Upsetter in the mix too. Another essential dub set from the Bronx.