Friday, June 17, 2011

Back-To-Back Classics!

I posted a Delroy Wilson tune called 'One One' a while back, really lovely roots and a great favourite of mine. Half of today's record is a beautiful, haunting flute cut to that same rhythm - 'Psycho Rhythmic' by Roland Alphonso. I meant to post it at the same time as 'One One' but it was sounding rough - now I've re-recorded it wet with a heavy needle and the difference is just amazing.

The other side of the record is another personal favourite, 'Selection Train' by the Selected Few. It's a lovely roots tune on an updated version of the 'Peenie Wallie' rhythm, and it spawned some great deejay cuts and a couple of cover versions by different vocalists.

Sorry about the lack of activity on the blog. When I haven't been tied up with family stuff I've been trying to rip some of my more fragile dubplates with varying degrees of success.

Here's Carey Johnson's version:

Here's Jackie Mittoo's original, hope you enjoy it:


the_voice_of_reason said...

The Selected Few were from Linstead in the north of Jamaica. Their lead singer was Clifton Gibbs, who cut "Brimstone and Fire" for Coxsone. Joseph Hill of Culture was a member of the Selected Few. Musicians were of course the Soul Defenders; also a "country reggae" group whose roots were well outside Kingston.

My copy of this on Bamboo has a very rudimentary stereo mix, with vocals on one channel and instruments on the other. It's still a great tune.

david said...

Great tune, as is the delroy-thanks for sharing!

Tarek Abdul-Rahman said...

would you upload the dub version of Selection Train if you own it. Love this song! Thanks!