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ARTIST
TITLE
Natty Roots Sessions
FORMAT
LP

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JRSLP 004LP JRSLP 004LP
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RELEASE DATE
4/16/2016

RSD 2016 release -- late addition. Johnny Clarke is one of the great vocalists who ruled the Jamaican dancehall scene from the mid-'70s to early '80s. While Bob Marley was out conquering the world, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, and Johnny Clarke were winning the hearts of the Jamaican people. Clarke's use of the "flying cymbals" sound took the island by storm and produced a run of hit singles few could match. Johnny Clarke (b. 1955 in Jamaica) cut his first record, "God Made the Sea and the Sun," in 1972, after winning a local singing contest in the Bull Bay area of Jamaica. Although the single was not a hit, it led to two follow-up tracks for producer Rupie Edwards -- "Everyday Wondering" and "Julie" -- which fared much better, on the island and overseas in England and Canada. These tracks also brought him to the attention of Bunny Lee. The two began a working relationship that would go on to produce a prolific catalog of music. Jamaican Recordings has compiled some of Johnny Clarke's killer tracks cut with the great Bunny Lee, and presents them alongside their dub cuts, which were worked over at King Tubby's studio. "Roots Natty Roots Natty Congo," "King Of The Arena," "Move Out Of Babylon," and "None Shall Escape The Judgement" all ruled the sound systems when they first appeared in the 1970s. So sit back and enjoy the Roots Natty Sessions, where vocal meets version.