Monday, April 20, 2009

Horace Andy - Pure Rankin

One of my favorite reggae voices in a classical plate...from All Music:
"One of the greatest vocalists of '70s Jamaican reggae, Horace Andy's vast discography spans over 30 years of flawless invention and genre-shaping, foreshadowing every movement to come out of the country...Horace Andy has always been a catalyst for new trends, and in 1978 Pure Rankin was cut for the Clocktower label and subsequently created raggamuffin and a new modern dancehall sound that was unanimously influential on the Jamaican scene...Fans of the golden voice are strongly advised to seek it out."
"Modern Babylon" is the stand-out track for me, by the way...

Credits from and
"Bass - Robbie Shakespear
Drums - Carlton Davis "Santa"
Guitar - Horace Andy, Tony Chin
Organ - Touter
Producer - Horace Andy, King Tubby, Brad Osborne
Photography - Brad Osborne
Written-By, Composed By - Horace Hinds
Mixed at King Tubby's Studio
Edited at Bullwackies's Studio"
Horace Andy - Pure Rankin