From Sugar an essential, down-to-the-bone version of the foundation Real Rock rhythm. Featuring Jackie Mittoo and Bagga Stewart from Willie Williams' classic Armagideon Time cut, alongside Wackies' Itopia Crew.
The Bullwackies cut of Horace Andy's Serious Thing eclipses on all sides the classic Bunny Lee version of five or so years earlier — Horace like an angel over a stepping roots arrangement with horns and effects.
Three front-rank reggae singers — with extensive credits for such producers as Coxsone Dodd, Augustus Pablo and Glen Brown — whose work at Wackie's without question includes their very best. Originally two 10s.
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 Wackies album is steeped in rasta spirituality.
Tribute was originally released on the Top Ranking label in 1981, soon after the Wailer’s death in May. An outstanding cut on Sleepy's Exclusively album, issued the next year in London by Solid Groove.
Visions Of John Clarke was a little thrown together for its original release in 1979. Still, its sleeve carried a ringing endorsement from Bullwackies himself — 'President of the John Clarke Fan Club'.
A 1977 dub album collecting Wackies recordings made in JA — studios like Randys, Black Ark, Treasure Isle — and in NYC before the White Plains Road studio was established, where finally they were overdubbed and mi...