Dread At The Controls (180g LP)


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Format: LP 
Label: Music On Vinyl 
Year: 2018 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

A1 Everybody Needs A Proper Education 
A2 Dread Combination 
A3 Love The Dread 
A4 Voice Of Jah 

B1 Step By Step 
B2 Walk Rastafari Way 
B3 King In The Ring 
B4 Barber Saloon 
 
Originally released in 1979. 

PERSONNEL: 

Bass – Ranchie McLean, Earl "Bagga" Walker, Robert Shakespear 
Clavinet – Franklyn Waul 
Drums – Santa, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Sly Dunbar 
Electric Piano – Augustus Pablo 
Engineer – Ernest Hoo Kim, Errol Brown, Errol T, Prince Jammy 
Remix Engineer – King Tubby, Prince Jammy 
Guitar – Winston "Bo-Pee" Bowen, Earl "Chinna" Smith, Radcliffe "Dougie" Bryan 
Organ – Ansel Collins 
Percussion – Latty Gourzong, Skully, Sticky 
Piano – Gladstone Anderson 
Synthesizer – Franklyn "Bubbler" Waul 
Tenor Saxophone – Felix "Deadly" Headley 
Trombone – Vin Gordon 
Written-By, Producer, Arranged By – Michael Campbell aka Mikey Dread 

Mikey Dread (Michael Campbell) was an irrepressibly effervescent roots reggae performer, producer, DJ and radio personality. 

As a young engineer at Jamaica's JBC radio networks, Campbell was unhappy with the programming selection which all but ignored the fast-growing canon of Jamaican roots music in the mid-1970s. He convinced the Corporation to give him a weekly program, known as "Dread At The Controls", which quickly became the most popular on the island. 

Not only did the program help fuel the explosion of reggae music in Jamaica and beyond, it made Mikey a star with his boisterously poetic, staccato emceeing over instrumental tracks, rewinds, and needle drops. These signature DJ drops or snippets became an art form in themselves and have been popular in all kinds of reggae, club, and hip-hop music ever since. 

Inevitably, Campbell became one of the world's most distinctive and beloved reggae DJs and producers, while invading the UK scene of the late '70s to work with bands like Aswad and memorably, The Clash. In the 80s he appeared on the most timeless material from the On-U Sound family of experimental UK reggae and dub artists like Singers & Players, Dub Syndicate, and African Head Charge. 

Dread at the Controls was Campbell's second LP, here presented in a 180g audiophile re-pressing with exact replica cover art. 

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