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IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Showcase
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WACK 1716CD WACK 1716CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/21/2002

"Horace Andy, Wayne Jarrett and Naggo Morris are all artists from the front rank of reggae whose work for the legendary Wackie's label without question includes their very best. These 1983 releases revived by Rhythm & Sound present the singers showcase-style, in mostly devotional mood. The music is classical and original -- full of awe, in a kind of dread development of the Bullwackies lovers rock sound -- with inimitable and glorious dubs throughout. Born in Jamaica in 1944, Wackie's founder Lloyd Barnes worked for Duke Reid's Treasure Isle label before emigrating to New York in the early seventies. Here he founded the Wackie's House Of Music and behind this shop-front was the first significant reggae studio and label in the United States. Wackies' lineage is classical -- rooted in Studio One and Black Ark -- but cut with the acid urbanity of New York City. Its sound is characterized by pervasive echo and deep bass: the atmosphere is luminous and unique. Several local artists made their names here, and a roll-call of great Jamaican artists including e.g. Leroy Sibbles, Max Romeo or Jackie Mittoo besides the ones to be found on these releases -- recorded some of their best sides at Wackies. Collected for the first time on CD."