Ranking Dread real name Robert BlackwoodRanking Dread was a little known DJ and very little information is available about him. It seems he came from a poor background in the ghetto. Got a few lucky breaks from Tappa Zukie. Tappa introduced Dread to Bunny Lee and trax were selected for Dread to use for releases in England.It goes something like this:Ranking Dread (RD) &... More..
Roots Reggae Party Volume 2 continues the dancehall and roots vibes of Roots Reggae Party Volume 1.Individual tracks produced and arranged by C. GregoryTrax compiled and selected by Silver Camel inna showcase style: vocal, DJ, and dubTrax laid and mixed by King Tubby, Scientist, and The Professor at King Tubby's Studio and Channel One Studio.Sleeve concept and copyright... More..
LITTLE JOHN was discovered by JAH THOMAS. The schoolboy was walking home, singing one of the hot roots sounds at the top of his voice.Being a singer and a producer, Jah Thomas recognized 'the voice'. Thomas followed the boy to his gate and said, "Boy U Wan Tun Singa!" Little John was born. Thomas took McMorris under his wings and into the studio. It wasn’t long before... More..
Jah Thomas and Silver Camel worked together on the trax at Pathway Studios in London. The vocal trax were laid over dubs that Jah Thomas had laid down at Channel One Studio in Jamaica and mixed at King Tubbys Studio by Scientist.The net result was that a more 'live' dancehall feel was achieved.The album 'Dancehall Stylee' hit the Number One spot on Black Echoes charts.Jah... More..
Silver Camel took the chance on a new band that was showing lots of promise. The music was new, progressive, and very well arranged. In short Kamel was excited to be working with Mindlinkk. A couple of 12in discos were released, an album had been recorded, now presumably lost due to the studio going out of business and the master? Who knows what happened to it. More..