Great Jah Jah Showcase (CD)

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Format: CD 
Label: Wackie's 
Year: 2006 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


1 Love Of My Life
2 Sun Will Shine
3 Great Jah Jah
4 Roman Soldiers
5 Living In The Gettho
6 Where Is That Love

Originally released in 1980.

Backing Vocals – DJ Calabash, Noel Delahaye
Bass – Brother Umojo, Jerry Harris, Roy Robertson
Drums – Bob Barnes, Jah Scotty, Luddie
Engineer – Douglas Levy, Lloyd Barnes
Guitar – Jerry Harris, Shaan
Keyboards – Steppy
Lead Vocals – Christopher Harvey, Clive Davis
Percussion – The Chosen Brothers

Taking its name from Jezreel, the Biblical city founded by the tribe of Issachar, where God is said to have cursed Ahab for his greed, this singing duo's debut 1980 Wackies album is steeped in rasta spirituality.

Clive Davis and Christopher Harvey step forward from the backing line -- on innumerable Sugar Minott sessions for example -- and into the company of the great JA vocal combos of the late seventies: as at home with Viceroys-style harmonies as with traditional Impressions- and doowop-derived flourishes; as comfortable riding Channel One-style steppers as with more laid-back, lover's grooves.

Dug in behind them is drummer Jah Scotty's New Breed Band -- also known as the Reckless Breed -- falling between the Sylvester Brothers and Itopia as Wackies in-house crew.

This is a showcase reissue, with all tracks extending into inventive dubs. Arrangements are by Lloyd Barnes and Jah Hamma, aka Prince Douglas, who also work the mixing desk.

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