Mikey Dread ‎– Roots And Culture / Jumping Master

Label:
Dread At The Controls ‎– DATC-TI-01
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Vinyl, 10", 45 RPM, Reissue
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Tracklist

A1 Mikey Dread Roots And Culture 3:38
A2 DATC Dubcrew Jungle Signal 5:55
B1 Mikey Dread Jumping Master 5:08
B2 DATC Dubcrew Masterpiece 3:31

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Originally released in 1984.

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kuma.chan

kuma.chan

August 13, 2010

The two versions/dubs from the original 12"s have seen a renaming on this 10" - Jungle Dread has became Jungle Signal and Mastermind has became Masterpiece
guzzer

guzzer

January 17, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
Roots and Culture may be Mikey Dread's most lasting contribution to the genre. Not only was it the theme to the Channel 4 series "Deep Roots Music" but it features perhaps the most spine tingling horn attack in reggae... About 3 minutes in, totally out of the blue, as Mikey toasts to a bubbling bass, a big trumpet section suddenly steps out of your speakers, into your living room, lift their horns skywards and give a celebratory peal fit for the entrance of His Imperial Majesty himself.

If you haven't heard it, do. It'll be on your MP3 player for ever
killaswitch

killaswitch

January 13, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

"Roots And Culture" is pretty solid, but the real gem is "Jumping Master" - a superheavy rub-a-dub piece, lyrically paying respect to big men in reggae production business. The only annoying thing is the "pre-made" wheel-out in the beginning.