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ARTIST
TITLE
Jamaican Gold
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MOLL 004CD MOLL 004CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/8/2005

Moll-Selekta's fourth release showcases recordings by Ansel Collins, Jamaica's busiest and most famous keyboardist besides Jackie Mittoo. Laid down in 1979 with the legendary studio band The Revolutionaries at Channel One studios, whose members included the world-famous riddim twins Sly & Robbie, Jamaican Gold presents timeless roots and lover's reggae, dubs, numerous instrumentals, guest vocalists Tony Tuff and Roland Burrell as well as DJs Mr. Mystic and Jah Thomas. Growing up in the formative '60s, when this small Caribbean island offered the pop world the gifts of ska, rocksteady and the beginnings of reggae, Collins started out as a singer, then drummer before discovering keyboards. As a studio musician he participated in countless recordings with leading reggae producers like Clement "Coxsone" Dodd at Studio One, Bunny Lee, Leslie Kong, Phil Pratt and Prince Buster. This release offers an insight into Ansel Collins' vast creative range at the peak of his powers.