Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tempo Explosion

Originally released in 1985 on the Black Victory label this rare album is to see the light of day courtesy of Dug Out.

Produced by Bullwackie & Sugar Minott this one riddim album plays on versions of King Tubby's classic Tempo riddim and is regarded by many as one of the greatest one-riddim LP’s of all time.
Minott takes the mic on opener ‘Devil Is At Large’ and this is followed by three more superb vocal cuts from Chris Wayne, Willie Williams and Ras Menlik Dacosta

Renowned saxoponist Jerry Johnson appears on the first of four instrumental cuts, which originally made up the ‘B’side with the final three all being played by The Black Roots Players who also supplied backing on Sugar Minott’s classic 80’s ‘A True’, ‘Rydim’ and ‘Time Longer Than Rope’ albums.

This album with its meticulous and mesmerising mix of electronic and analogue techniques that is sure to appeal to fans and collectors of the digital revolution that took place within 1980’s reggae.

Available at

Honest Jons
Hard Wax
Dub Vendor LP CD

Playlist :

Sugar Minott - Devil Is At Large
Chris Wayne - Dont Worry Yourself
Willie Williams - Solid Rock I Stand
Ras Menilik Dacosta - Free South Africa
Jerry Johnson - Tribute To Prince Knight
The Black Roots Players - Temp Dub
The Black Roots Players - Slow Tempo
The Black Roots Players - Up Tempo


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