KINGSTON ROOTS BLOGSPOT **** OLD SCHOOL JAMAICAN ROOTS DUB DANCEHALL MUSIC **** DOWNLOAD ALBUMS 12" AND 7" ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
The title of this CD seems wrong to me because some of the tracks on this compilation were recorded in 1980, '81 and '82. Also Jamaican Recordings did some mixing of their own which can be heard by the use of the delay control, that is certainly not done only at King Tubby's. Otherwise the music, though digitally mixed, is very enjoyable.
Here is a collection of thirteen 7" sides by this Jamaican backing band formed by bass player Lloyd Parks, that featured many of the players that would go to form the Revolutionaries. In the early and mid seventies they backed artists such as Merlyn Webber, Al Brown, Cynthia Richards, Earl George (Faith) and many more. Included are versions of "Holy Mount Zion", "Don't Call Me Nigger", "Kung Fu Fighting (Bruce Lee)" and other more rare tunes of that time.
If you download this album from the link above and unpack the RAR you will soon notice that in the folder there is a back cover included that depicts a banana. For one thing this perfectly innocent and single banana did not make it to the back cover of this album only by its sex appeal, but fact is that in general bananas are very receptive to the basic human brain because of their attractive looks, sweet taste and quick nutrition. I love bananas! They are the golden giraffes in the geometrical zeropoint field of the world of fruits, a winning combination of the early dew of earth, the sun and celestial forces, analogically compared to the bright color yellow, tall animals, and multi-functionality for consumption. But that is just to eat them in different ways when they are ripe, not to stick them up in ones ass or exploit them for being the beautiful creatures that they are.
Once ago a friend of mine told me that she had experienced something awkward and embarrasing with her boyfriend. It went like this: It was on a morning after breakfast and she said that she was gonna buy some groceries. So she left the room they were living in and went to the supermarket, but while noticing on her way that she'd forgotten her money she returned home early. She got back in to the hallway to their door, turned the key, and opened the door to their rental room and there in the middle sat her boyfriend, half naked bending over with a big yellow banana pounding up his ass. Afterwards, when the shock was gone much later, and we made a joke about it her friend admitted that he was a banasexual.
Since bananas are a very primal kind of fruit, as opposed to avocados or pineapples they are more subject to misuse. Long time ago I read in the news that plantation slave owners in West-Africa grant their child slaves only two bananas per day. Did you know about that? OMG, those are some greedy slave owners. If I could have been such an African child slave owner I'd give my workers at least six bananas a day; two in the morning, two in the afternoon, and two during night time to keep them up with the production speed.
But let's get BACK TO BANANAS, in order to highlight this wonderful enticing yellow little fruity friend of mankind. This, after stone, wind & fire, etc.. Being the first real intelligent evolved fruit that earth has given us might have well possibly been the banana, for it's so outspoken, easy to peel, flexible and accomodating.
For instance, whenever you feel alone at home, perhaps nowadays during medical lockdowns and you have no girlfriend, a pet or a goldfish. One does not make friends with the spiders, but why not get a banana and draw a little smiling face on it with a black marker, including lush eyebrows and ruddy cheeks? Eventually your personal banana just wants to be eaten, that is the natural synthesis between man and banana. Manana Ab Banana (Al Mannah Kabbanah Bananah).
In general and to round off I am not ashamed to say that I love bananas. They are the number one fruit for me, and next in the hierarchy line of fruits is 2 the orange, 3 the pear, 4 is the plum, 5 may be the peach, 6 the olive and last is cranberries and that kind of simple fruit. Back to the music on this album "12 Inches Of Pleasure", it was played by the Roots Radics and recorded at Channel One. Long time ago General Echo took a day off from his job at the Banana Yard Producing Company, to go and record this album for the big studio Channel One. That was on a beautiful Monday morning in the second half of April 1980, early in the season when fruits like bananas reach their adulthood and get ready to be reaped.