Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sweet Three

Here's an old favourite, the original rhythm  to Mikey Dread's 'Barber Saloon' 'Love The Dread' (thanks VoR). It's 'Not Responsible' by Carlton Patterson & Leroy Brown (I don't know which one). The mix is great, especially on the dub where you get some real impact on the drums.

There are also a couple of versions by Dillinger ('Ah You Me Love' and 'Healing Stream') and Bongo Herman ('Psalms Of Drums'). The next tune is just really sweet, followers of this blog will know that I'm a big fan of Joe White - an artist who never really got the recognition he deserved. 'Pretty Black Girl' was something he cut for Harry Mudie at the start of the seventies, and you can hear that my copy's been played into the ground.

The final tune needs no introduction, one of Horace Andy's very best, and one of the first really big hits to come out of Channel One: 'Girl A Love You'.

Anyway, hope you enjoy.

1 comment:

the_voice_of_reason said...

Mikey Dread's "Love The Dread", not "Barber Saloon", shirley? I picked up a copy of "Not Responsible" in pretty good nick about fifteen years ago - still a great rhythm.

Incidentally, the Horace Andy tune saw release in the UK on the Chanan-Jah label, more commonly an outlet for Phil Prstt tunes