wackies - jah son invasion - wackiesW 2384LP - eulp
Genre: Reggae / Dub
1. Bobby Sarkie - "Over And Over"
2. Barrington Spence - "Rockers Time"
3. Joy Card - "Black Girl"
4. Jerry Harris - "Spreading All Over"
5. Tyrone Evans - "Whenever I'm Happy"
6. Jah Skerta - "I Who Have Nothing"
7. Azul - "Pipe Piper"
8. Ras Makonnen - "Jah Is My Only Guide"
9. Auxumite - "New Sensation"
10. Sugar Minott - "Sometime Girl"
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Around 1980, London-based Bullwackies fan Ed Brennan circulated amongst his friends a homemade cassette of his own favourite Wackies productions. In turn, Lloyd Barnes made his own selection from this Pirate's Choice - adding several debut cuts, but retaining Ed's title and much of his artwork. Like the Coxsone re-appropriation, this makes for a superlative compilation.
Lloyd Barnes trumps Ed Brennan throughout, kicking off with a killer one-off rhythm from the vaults, featuring Bobby Sarkie of The Immortals, before teaming Joy Card's Black Girl (originally on 12") with a previously unreleased singjay version by Barrington Spence. Other highlights include Clive Hunt's reading of Wayne Jarrett's Darling Your Eyes, Joe 'No Equal Rights In A Babylon' Auxumite's interpretation of New Sensation (by Wackies songwriting regular Andrew McCalla), and Sugar Minott singing beautifully over an exclusive horns
mix of his Sometime Girl 12". 'From over 150 singles and 20 albums these 10 extracts are showing you the quality and range of Jah Reggae music', as the cover puts it.