DRUM TALK by MABRAK

SKU87138
ArtistMABRAK
TitleDRUM TALK
LabelDUG OUT
Catalog #DO JS005
Genre
ReleaseWeek 49 - 2015
FormatVinyl - UKLP
€ 16,50incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Locks Talk
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/87138_drum_talk/1_locks_talk.mp3
  2. Ital Talk
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/87138_drum_talk/2_ital_talk.mp3
  3. Liquid Talk
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/87138_drum_talk/3_liquid_talk.mp3
  4. Macka Talk
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/87138_drum_talk/4_macka_talk.mp3
  5. Serenade Talk
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/87138_drum_talk/5_serenade_talk.mp3
  6. Fat Talk
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/87138_drum_talk/6_fat_talk.mp3
  7. Drum Talk
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/87138_drum_talk/7_drum_talk.mp3
  8. Roots Talk
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/87138_drum_talk/8_roots_talk.mp3
  9. Late-Late Talk
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/87138_drum_talk/9_late-late_talk.mp3
  10. The Reverend Talking
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/d/87138_drum_talk/10_the_reverend_talking.mp3

Description

Originally released in 1976, in paper inners only. Smartly sleeved in quintessential Dug Out style this time around � with an insert, including a recent interview with Mabrak.Leroy Mattis' first drum was a plastic butter container. 'My mother wouldn't buy me a drum because back then the situation in Jamaica was very tense... In 1960 Jamaica was still an English colony, and the drum is a roots instrument.' Tommy McCook was living two doors down; during the first years of The Skatalites, Mattis would practise there. In 1970 he was National Junior Drumming Champion, with Count Ossie winning overall; four years later his ensemble battled in the Senior finals with the drummers of the Light Of Saba.
'Our group was initially called Genesis, it was a 7-piece drum group, but I changed the name to Mabrak, which means Thunder in Amharic. We knew that we were coming with a heavy sound.'
Experiments in percussion, in the middle of the night at Harry J's � funky versions of rhythms like Curly Locks, Too Late To Turn Back Now and Fattie Fattie, led by talking drums � beautifully mixed by King Tubby, who couldn't believe his ears.