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  • On-U Sound In The Area - Jesse Rae biography

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  • On-U Sound In The Area - Keith LeBlanc biography

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  • On-U Sound In The Area - New Age Steppers biography
    record a session for the John Peel radio show Given the penury in which most musicians lived at the time seventeen lots of Musician s Union fees would no doubt come in handy Ed It has recently been suggested by a well informed source that the session may in fact have been a pre recorded private tape that was supplied by AMS to the show featuring just 15 unnamed musicians and recorded in 1983 The set of that first album opens with Ari Up s off centre vocals on the NAS version of Junior Byles Fade Away a tune which the singer had cut for Channel One s JoJo Hookim some five years earlier but which had already achieved the status of a reggae standard Crazy Dreams and High Ideals Rhythm 59 is one of those songs which counted as favourite down at On U and was versioned over time numerous times by others and its author Mark Stewart A version of Animal Space was originally released as a UK 7 single by the Slits on the Human label and can also be found on their album Return Of The Giant Slits on CBS Bim Sherman s Love Forever Rhythm B13 is next for the Ari Up treatment with some great spooky on key screams in the dub towards the track s close The set is rounded off by a dub version of Viv Goldman s overtly political Private Armies Viv was better known as a music journalist mainly for the New Musical Express NME music paper rather than a musician Her only single was Laundrette on a Rough Trade 7 which had the vocal version of Private Armies as the flip On U s debut LP The New Age Steppers and On U s debut was also remarkable for another reason entirely separate from musical context it boasts art work by the never to be forgotten Bill Bell which is clearly the daftest in the whole catalogue of the label The album cover depicts a mock gyrating Elvis hula hooping a car tyre round his knees and a jeep in his face aside a giant footballing baby accomplishing a neat dribble all this is set in the context of an ever so tasteful red white and black minimal Soviet neo constructivist design Released in the summer of 1982 Action Battlefield ON U LP 3 was the NAS s second album for On U Sound They were to go on to produce one further set for On U 1983 s swansong Foundation Steppers ON U LP 21 by which time Bim Sherman had more fully entered the scene and was taking the lion s share of the album s vocal credits In reggae terms it could have been presented as a showcase album in the sense that most of the tracks are vocals extended into a dub version in Jamaica this would have been a thirteen or fourteen track album rather than seven albeit lengthy cuts all a matter of

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  • On-U Sound In The Area - Tackhead / Fats Comet biography

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  • On-U Sound In The Area - Tribal Drift biography

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  • On-U Sound In The Area - Charlie "Eskimo Fox" discography
    the Maffia and African Head Charge line ups It is only relatively recently that he has released a record in his own name Only this release is listed here Album Charlie Eskimo Fox Nattorius Alter Riddim On U Sound Records EFA Medien Indigo May 2004 GeCD On U Sound EFA Medien June 2004 UKCD On U Sound Records March 2009 DL GeCD CD 50232 UKCD ON U CD0089 DL Changes Nuclear Zulu This Man Pt 1 This Man Pt 2 It s Not So Easy In A Vision Wipe Your Tears Natty Farmyard Who Could It Be Sweet Memories Down Hail Rhythm 7 Originally recorded as Don t Follow Bad Boy credited to Vivien Jones but never released in that form Produced by Charlie Eskimo Fox and AMS Tracks recorded between 1983 and 2003 To Top DISCOGRAPHIES Acts 2 Badcard Adrian Sherwood African Head Charge Akabu Andy Fairley Annie Anxiety Little Annie Audio Active Barmy Army Bim Sherman Ja Bim Sherman Non Ja Charlie Eskimo Fox Biography Discography Images Creation Rebel Deadly Headley Doug Wimbish Dub Syndicate Gary Clail Ghetto Priest Harry Beckett Jalal Jeb Loy Nichols Jesse Rae Judy Nylon Junior Delgado Jux Keith LeBlanc Lee Scratch Perry Little

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  • On-U Sound In The Area - Junior Delgado biography
    Carlton Barrett and Reggie were there And Junior Byles and Max Romeo and a lot of people That s where I saw Chris Blackwell the first time All in the same day No you go to the studio over a year straight you know That s where I met Johnny Rotten He came to the Upsetter So I met lots of people when I was young Upsetter you know People come in from far to visit him They didn t come to visit me They came to visit him And when they came I saw them I couldn t even hold a conversation with them I only could like look So did lots of people just hang around Scratch s studio Well if you was an idler you couldn t hang around Scratch s studio You had to be making music or be one of his singers or one of his musicians to hang around but it was very great And then I move on and the second big guy I record for was Rupie Edwards We couldn t put out the song under our name Time Unlimited cause we were singing for Scratch so he puts it out under the Heavenly Brothers And then we move on and then the group becomes broken up The group took five six years And then I go solo and that s when Dennis Brown hooked up with me and he wanted me to go solo Did you sing with Dennis Brown Yeah I and Dennis Brown do a lot of producing and making songs from the early seventies Yeah he does one of my favourite songs Things In Life Yeah Things In Life I love that song Wicked wicked wicked Yeah But me and Dennis Brown were like kids I m one year older than him What year is this that you re talking about around 1976 1977 No it s earlier 74 75 The early songs like Tricksters and Storm Is Coming a lot of early songs A lot of early hits for me was like me and him And then I sing for Joe Gibbs all types of producers But I don t like to sing for a lot of people I don t like to be singing all over the place The Reasons album Add Adrian Sherwood to the list of great dub producers Delgado has worked with Recorded in Port Antonio Jamaica at John Baker Studio Junior s 1999 album Reasons ON U LP82 features classic players like Chinna Smith Robbie Lynn and Chantells harmonies Says Junior on working with Adrian He been around long he deserves it too you know It s very nice working with him He s a very nice person and I respect him you know and honour him He s good I m not just saying it because I worked with him He s naturally good you know He knows his work Adrian you know Like Fearless and like another Sherwood production of

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  • On-U Sound In The Area - Little Roy biography
    the property of Lloyd The Matador Daley a sound technician who ran his Radio TV business out of 43 Waltham Park Road It was for Matador in 1969 that Little Roy cut the rasta song Bongo Nyah a number 1 in Jamaica and the label s biggest selling 45 From the beginning Little Roy had disciplined his lyrics into a cultural framework from which he was not willing to break as a youth he had come under the influence of Rasta doctrine and felt unable to compromise his living belief by singing tunes for the dollar It is probably mainly due to this fact that Little Roy although singing for over thirty years has been criminally under recorded for an artist of his writing and singing talent In 1974 the crossroads of business and culture led Little Roy to the creation of the Tafari Syndicate with the assistance of Lloyd Barnes and Munchie Jackson Through the 70s the Twelve Tribes of Israel organisation played a great part in the life of Little Roy in confirming his devotion to Rastafarianism and determining his way of life He was involved in shows with Fred Locks Israel Vibration and Judy Mowatt eventually stepping out of the scene in around 1979 as both Dennis Brown and Freddie McGregor came on board With the end of the seventies came the release of two Little Roy discomixes for Herman Chin Loy on the Brooklyn based Selection Exclusive imprint both on old Studio One rhythms but in an emerging dancehall style Although a worthy outing the set did not match the consistent quality of the artist s previous output The eighties were a fairly lean period for Little Roy musically as he made moves between New York and Kingston Although Little Roy has been by no means

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