The great 3LP-Vinyl package in a gatefold sleeve is available again: with 36 essential songs produced by Joseph Hoo-Kim at Channel One studio, with great photos and extensive linernotes by Dave Hendley, it features all re-mastered original recordings from some of reggae's foundation performers including Barrington Levy, Yellowman, Delroy Wilson, Dillinger, Clint Eastwood, The Mighty Diamonds, John Holt and others. There are two extended 12-Inch Single mixes, the Deejay Mix of "Truly" by The Jays & Ranking Trevor (this version of the Marcia Griffiths classic was also the first 12"-Single to be released in Jamaica in 1976) and the extended version of the Curtis Mayfield song "Queen Majesty" also performed by The Jays & Ranking Trevor!
C r e d i t s
Musicicans A to Z: Ansel Collins, Tony "Benbow" Creary, Bernard "Touter" Harvey, Ranchie McLean*, Bingy Bunny, Carlton "Santa" Davis, Dwight Pinkney, Eradication Squad Horn Section, Errol "Flabba" Holt, George "Fully" Fulwood, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Lloyd Parks, Ossie Hibbert, Radcliffe "Dougie" Bryan, Robbie Lyn, Robbie Shakespeare, Christopher "Sky Juice" Blake, Sly Dunbar, Steely Johnson, Style Scott, Errol "Tarzan" Nelson, Tony "Asher" Brissett, Tony Chin, Uziah "Sticky" Thompson.
Engineered by Overton "Scientist" Brown, Anthony "Soljie" Hamilton, Stanley "Barnabas" Bryan, Anthony Graham aka Bunny Tom Tom (aka Crucial Bunny), Ernest Hookim, Lancelot "Maxie" McKenzie.
Executive producer: Joseph Hookim
Photographies by Dave Hendley, Roy Sweetland, Simon Buckland
Collector's Note: Track A2 miscredited to Frankie Jones on the sleeve artwork
Athens Of The North
Afro / Afrobeat