The Prince became a King, never a truer word spoken when you look at the career
of King Jammy. We focus here on the early days of the Dancehall scene which stretched
across the 1980's. Picking up the story at the tale end of the 1970's, just before the sound
became digital and computerised. King Jammy's production always being of such high
quality, that telling the difference between his analogue and digital productions was
always a job for the experts.

As you can see from the recording details all these tracks were cut in those heady
1977-1979 days. The reggae sound was again about to turn into what we would later
know as it's Dancehall period. Although cut in the late 70's some of these tracks would
not become hits until the 1980's had arrived. King Jammy pivotal 1985 cut Wayne Smith's
'Under Me Sleng Teng' based on a digital computer rhythm, was still a few years away.
We still link these fine tunes we have lined up here for your enjoyment under the same
umbrella as they contain that same Dancehall feel where the rhythm has slowed down
and the snare sound pronounced. Fine tunes that bring us back to a time and provoke
memories when Mr Jammy's stable of artists never sang so sweeter or sounded better.

All the top flight hitters are here Johnny Osbourne with his place evoking 'Trench Town
School' and his massive time defining hit 'Folly Ranking'. The mighty Black Uhuru with
their politically charged 'Time To Unite'. The sweet sounding voice of Mr Sugar Minott
pulling us all in with his 'Right Track' cut. Anthony Johnson who cut many hits through
the 80's for Jammy, is here with his telling tale 'Get Ready'. Even the aforementioned
Wayne Smith sings out on his pre - digital hit 'Wicked Man'. Hugh Mundell's
'Bottomless Pit' and Rudo's ode to the Firehouse district scene 'Ain't No House' all
killers and no fillers.

Some great tracks from a fantastic period in reggae's history. We hope you enjoy the
chart rundown as we have in putting it together.......


CD Track Listing

1. TRENCH TOWN SCHOOL - JOHNNY OSBOURNE
Year Recorded: 1977, Recorded at: Harry J, Mixed at: King Tubby's
2. TIME TO UNITE - BLACK UHURU
Year Recorded: 1977, Recorded at: Harry J's, Mixed at: King Jammy’s
3. RIGHT TRACK - SUGAR MINOTT
Year Recorded: 1977, Recorded at: Harry J's, Mixed at: King Tubby's
4. BLOOD AND HATE - KING EVERALD
Year Recorded: 1979, Recorded at: Channel 1, Mixed at: King Tubby's
5. GET READY - ANTHONY JOHNSON
Year Recorded: 1979, Recorded at: Channel 1, Mixed at: Channel 1
6. BLACK SHEEP - LOCKSLEY CASTELL
Year Recorded: 1977, Recorded at: King Tubby's, Mixed at: King Tubby’s
7. BOTTOMLESS PIT - HUGH MUNDELL
Year Recorded: 1977, Recorded at: Joe Gibbs, Mixed at: King Tubby’s
8.WICKED MAN - WAYNE SMITH
Year Recorded: 1978, Recorded at: Channel 1, Mixed at: Channel 1
9. FOLLY RANKING - JOHNNY OSBOURNE
Year Recorded: 1977, Recorded at: Harry J's, Mixed at: King Tubby's
10. BE CAREFUL - SUGAR MINOTT
Year Recorded: 1977, Recorded at: Harry J's, Mixed at: King Tubby's
11. DREAD LOCK TIME - KING EVERALD
Year Recorded: 1978, Recorded at: Channel 1, Mixed at: Channel 1
12. NAME OF THE GAME - FANTELS
Year Recorded: 1978, Recorded at: Joe Gibb's, Mixed at: King Tubby’s
13. GIRL I LOVE YOU - PAD ANTHONY
Year Recorded: 1979, Recorded at: Channel 1, Mixed at: King Jammy’s.
14. AIN’T NO HOUSE - RUDO
Year Recorded: 1979, Recorded at: Channel 1, Mixed at: Channel 1
•CD Bonus Track

Vinly Track Listing

Side 1
1. TRENCH TOWN SCHOOL - JOHNNY OSBOURNE
Year Recorded: 1977, Recorded at: Harry J, Mixed at: King Tubby's
2. TIME TO UNITE - BLACK UHURU
Year Recorded: 1977, Recorded at: Harry J's, Mixed at: King Jammy’s
3. RIGHT TRACK - SUGAR MINOTT
Year Recorded: 1977, Recorded at: Harry J's, Mixed at: King Tubby's
4. BLOOD AND HATE - KING EVERALD
Year Recorded: 1979, Recorded at: Channel 1, Mixed at: King Tubby's
5. GET READY - ANTHONY JOHNSON
Year Recorded: 1979, Recorded at: Channel 1, Mixed at: Channel 1
6. BLACK SHEEP - LOCKSLEY CASTELL
Year Recorded: 1977, Recorded at: King Tubby's, Mixed at: King Tubby’s
7. BOTTOMLESS PIT - HUGH MUNDELL
Year Recorded: 1977, Recorded at: Joe Gibbs, Mixed at: King Tubby’s

Side 2
1. WICKED MAN - WAYNE SMITH
Year Recorded: 1978, Recorded at: Channel 1, Mixed at: Channel 1
2. FOLLY RANKING - JOHNNY OSBOURNE
Year Recorded: 1977, Recorded at: Harry J's, Mixed at: King Tubby's
3. BE CAREFUL - SUGAR MINOTT
Year Recorded: 1977, Recorded at: Harry J's, Mixed at: King Tubby's
4. DREAD LOCK TIME - KING EVERALD
Year Recorded: 1978, Recorded at: Channel 1, Mixed at: Channel 1
5. NAME OF THE GAME - FANTELS
Year Recorded: 1978, Recorded at: Joe Gibb's, Mixed at: King Tubby’s
6. GIRL I LOVE YOU - PAD ANTHONY
Year Recorded: 1979, Recorded at: Channel 1, Mixed at: King Jammy’s.
7. AIN’T NO HOUSE - RUDO
Year Recorded: 1979, Recorded at: Channel 1, Mixed at: Channel 1



Musicians Include:
Carlton ‘Santa’ Davis: Drums
Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith: Guitar
Robbie Shakespeare: Bass
Keith Sterling, Jackie Mittoo: Piano
Winston Wright: Organ
Zoot ‘Scully’ Simms

Recorded at: Channel 1, Harry J's, Joe Gibbs
Mixed at: Channel 1, King Tubby's, King Jammy's
Produced by: King Jammy
Design by: Gary at Voodoo London
All Titles published by: Green Sleeves Music
Manufactured under License from King Jammy
Made in England.