McCook recorded extensively for Bunny Lee, and ‘Super Star Disco Rockers’ is a strong showcase for his meditational style of playing. The track ‘Lamb’s Bread Herb’, a reworked version of Yabby You’s ‘Death Trap’ with an overdubbed ‘steppers’ drum pattern, is a mystical highlight:
Hauntological dub taking the mystical eastern melodica scales pioneered by Augustus Pablo and applying them to a unique mix of re-versioned cult
1.Breaking Shells (feat. Hollie Cook) [Youth Meets Jah Wobble] 04:55 2.Burnt Umber (feat. Alex Paterson)[Youth Meets Jah Wobble] 04:19 3.Inspector out of
Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos’ sophomore effort Rockstone is more thanjust a love letter to the roots of Jamaican music. It’s an actual loveletter. Tom McDowall aka Jr. Thomas explains, “I could write a musicallove letter to all things I loved: my wife, my family, my friends, my bandmates. I could write a song to tell me to Chin Up when times gottough. I could give gratitude to the Jamaican artists that paved theway for the beautiful music we now call reggae. I could write a songabout what it’s like to lose someone important to you. Or write a songto invigorate me spiritually. Music is healing and that’s the besttherapy there is for me.”Rockstone isn’t just another throwback record to an era gone by. It’s arecord that takes risks within the genre, but more importantly it’s agenuinely honest record.”I called the album Rockstone because true love cannot be defeated. Itlives forever. We write tributes on our tombstones because they live onbeyond our lives as a remembrance of something special andimportant to us.”
Jackie Edwards voice can be heard on hundreds of Ska, R&B, Soul,
Rocksteady records. In fact all the incarnations that reggae revolved into.
He was at the birth of Island Records and his distinctive soulful voice
has rightly given him the moniker of the original Cool Ruler.
Welcome to the ROCKSTEADY SOUND from Jamaica. Towards the end
of 1965 some say due to the extreme heatwave that was hitting the Island,
the people that followed the Sound System Dances demanded a slower
beat so they could still move and groove to the all night musical affairs.
So the jerky SKA swing was slowed down to a steady beat that also
allowed the songs cut at this time to shine through.
So sit back and enjoy the tunes that rocked the Island
between 1966-1968 the ROCK