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ARTIST
TITLE
The Godfather
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
RRT 030LP RRT 030LP
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RELEASE DATE
10/30/2015

Reggae Retro continues its series of reissues of rare and hard-to-find original 1970s roots vocal, DJ, and instrumental albums produced and arranged by Bunny "Striker" Lee with The Godfather by I Roy, originally released on the Third World label in 1978. The album features the ever-popular DJ on hard roots Bunny "Striker" Lee-produced and King Tubby-mixed rhythms. I Roy's 1973 album Presenting I. Roy, recorded with producer Gussie Clarke, is considered a reggae classic. The Godfather was recorded at Channel One, Jamaica; mixed at King Tubby's studio, Jamaica. Engineered and mixed by King Tubby. Produced by Bunny "Striker" Lee. All rhythms by The Agrovators; featured musicians include Sly Dunbar (drums), Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Earl "Chinna" Smith (lead guitar), Carl Harvey (rhythm guitar), Geoffrey Chung (rhythm guitar), Winston Wright (organ), Jackie Mittoo (organ, piano, strings machine), Keith Sterling (piano), Bobby Ellis (horns), Tommy McCook (horns), Skully (percussion). All ten tracks included here are the original mixes, presented in the original running order. This reissue includes revised original and new artwork. LP on colored vinyl in heavy card picture sleeve and poly outer sleeve.