International Slackness (Original LP)

Sale price$19.50



Format: LP 
Label: Nura 
Year: 1981 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: VG+ 


A1 Disorganization
A2 International Slackness
A3 So-So Ginnal
A4 Curse Babylon
A5 Africa We Want To Go

B1 Can't Change My Life
B2 I See The Road
B3 Fool Turned Out The Light
B4 Stand United
B5 Jam Rock
B6 War Complex

Released in 1981. These are unplayed copies of the original Jamaica pressing.


The Astronauts: Sam Carty, Zac Henry, Donald Wright
Backing Band – The Ringcraft Posse
Bass – Lloyd Parks
Clarinet – Robbie Lyn
Drums – Mickey "Boo" Richards, Nelson Miller, Style Scott
Drums – Desmond Jones
Lead Guitar – Willie Lindo
Organ – Winston Wright
Percussion – Ruddy Thomas
Piano – Ervin "Allah" Lloyd, Franklyn "Bubbler" Waul
Piano – Mallory Williams
Producer – Blackbeard
Rhythm Guitar – Winston "Bo-Pe" Bowen
Saxophone – Dean Frazer
Strings – Mallory Williams
Trombone – Ronald "Nambo" Robinson
Trumpet – Bobby Ellis, David Madden, Junior "Chico" Chin
Voice – Maisie Powell

The only full length LP credited to Sam Carty, one of reggae's most distinctive and long-lived lead singers, though hardly its best-known. A very eclectic set in true vocal group style, with Astronauts Zac Henry and Donald Wright also taking turns in the lead. The LP jumps all over the turn-of-the-80s musical map, from militant roots to early steppers to hip-wiggling rubadub to smarmy island disco. A rare find, worth a spin!

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