Crab Race (Limited Edition 180g LP)

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Format: LP 
Label: Burning Sounds 
Year: 2016 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 Baby Why Did You Leave Me To Cry 
A2 Swing & Dine 
A3 Reality 
A4 Come On Little Girl 
A5 Got To Be Witty 
A6 Movie Star 

B1 Got To Find Somewhere To Live 
B2 Bit By Bit 
B3 Give Me Power Every Hour 
B4 Music Is So Divine 
B5 See Me Again 
B6 Crab Race 

Originally released in 1977 


Bass – L. Parks, R. Shakespear 
Drums – E. Clark, N. Dunbar 
Guitar – E. Lamont 
Lead Vocals – Eric Lamont 
Organ – Enelson 
Percussion – Sticky 
Piano – F. Waul 

The Morwells formed in 1973 and comprised Eric "Bingy Bunny" Lamont and Maurice "Blacka" Wellington, childhood friends from Kingston's Trenchtown area. Prior to forming the band, Lamont had previously recorded with Bongo Herman for producer Derrick Harriott, while Wellington had worked as a record salesman and freelance producer. They initially released their recordings on their own Morwell Esquire label. 

The band expanded to a trio in 1974 with the addition of Louis Davis, formerly of The Versatiles. David was a talented arranger and also taught Lamont to play guitar. They had a series of successful singles in the mid-1970s, and received sufficient interest in the United Kingdom to establish a distribution deal. 

Their first two albums, Presenting The Morwells and its King Tubby-mixed dub counterpart Dub Me, were issued in 1975. Wellington began working as a studio engineer and producer for Joe Gibbs in 1976, working on the early recordings by Culture, while Lamont joined The Revolutionaries as rhythm guitarist, although they continued to work as The Morwells. 

Their new connections gave them access to much of Jamaica's musical talent of the era, and in 1977 they were joined by bassist Errol Holt. Holt and Lamont continued with the Roots Radics, the band that they had formed in 1978, while Wellington concentrated on production (including several records by his brother, the deejay Nicodemus) and continued to run the Morwell label. 

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