Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Michael Prophet

"Michael Prophet has got one of the most distinctive and beautiful voices known in the whole reggae world. He was born in 1957 and grew up in the western Kingston ghetto of Greenwich Farm...Michael recorded many tunes for Yabby You and scored his first hit with a cover version of the Heptones' "Fight It To The Top". However, it was the deeper, more rootsy material that began to hit with an international reggae audience. Cuts like "Gates Of Zion", "Mash Down Rome", "Turn Me Loose", "Warn Them Jah" and "Creation Rock" were massive sound system tunes in the UK and staple food for the likes of Jah Shaka, Quaker City, Sir Coxsone, Fatman and Moa Ambessa - the ruling UK sounds of the era..." - bigupradio.com

Michael Prophet: Mash Down Rome
from a Vivian Jackson 7" rip

Mash Down Rome (extended)

unknown source. This is not the version on Dub It to the Top: 1976-1979 given that this version has a run time two minutes longer than that dub track...any ideas?

Not Everything That
from Consciousness

Trouble Nobody
from a rip of 12" GRED 087B