Label: Real Authentic Sound - RAS CD 3024 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Reggae • Style: Roots Reggae
DJ Prince Jazzbo had shaken up the sound systems during the roots era with a clutch of classic self-produced singles. These hits all had gloriously dread atmospheres, and even well into the '80s, that quality still occasionally fired his productions.
The rhythm of "Jah Jah Call You" may have started life in a brightly upbeat fashion, but the producer transforms it into a moodier piece, a melancholy elephant stomping through the undergrowth. All three version the same rhythm, but Jazzbo re-creates each one in a surprisingly unique way. These rhythms seem to have resonated with U-Roywho responded with inspired toasts, striding forcefully through "Jah Jah Call You," toasting hypnotically on "Come Fe Warn Them," and storming his way across "Haul and Pull.
The title track, in contrast, is stripped down to bare rhythmic bones, and the DJ sends Come Fe Warn Them - U Roy* - Music Addict straight into the sound systems, as he enthusiastically declares his need for music while sending shout-outs to much of the contemporary competition.
And no wonder -- both are nearly decade-old songs the DJ cut for Bunny Lee. The latter is included in its original form; the former is either a particularly bizarre mix or else was taken from a damaged tape. Both were great numbers, but their inclusion here is unwelcome, as they neither fit nor enhance the rest of the set.
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