RhoDeo 1010 Roots

Hello, as i was thinking about what to post the rest of the week..i saw a connction and decided to build on it and have a Sci-Fi theme this week, giving myself direction is stimulating and at this moment everything i will post is at hand..just some writing and you all are invited to guess what i will post, under the Aetix, Goldy Rhox And Groove/Beats flag, todays entry follows the path of Astrobotnia and Earth Search' something about Invaders...

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Lloyd James, (born in 1947, Montego Bay, Jamaica), is better known as Prince Jammy or King Jammy the dub mixer and record producer. After earning money from building amplifiers and repairing electrical equipment from his mother's house in Waterhouse in the late 1960s, he started his own sound system. He also built equipment for other local systems. After leaving Jamaica to work in Canada for a few years in the early 1970s, he returned to Kingston in 1976 and set up his own studio at his in-laws' home in Waterhouse, and released a couple of Yabby You productions. When Phillip Smart left King Tubby's team to work in New York, Jammy replaced him, getting to work with the likes of Bunny Lee and Yabby You. For the first few years of his career, Jammy almost exclusively made Dub.

In 1977, Jammy was enlisted to mix the dub counterpart to "In the Light," Everton DaSilva's classic production for Horace Andy. The versions Jammy concocted simultaneously proved that he was well versed in the techniques acquired from Tubby and that he had developed a distinct mixing voice of his own. That same year, he made his first notable venture into production work, recording the debut of Black Uhuru, a young vocal trio from Kingston. The resulting Love Crisis (and its remixed incarnation, Black Sounds of Freedom) represented a breakthrough for both parties. In the late 1970s he began to release his own productions, including the debut album from Black Uhuru in 1977. Before he set out to rule modern dancehall as King Jammy, Lloyd James earned the lesser, but still regal title Prince Jammy, In the 1980s, he became one of the most influential producers of dancehall music. His biggest hit was 1985's "Under Me Sleng Teng" by Wayne Smith, with an entirely-digital rhythm hook. Many credit this song as being the first "Digital rhythm" in reggae, leading to the modern dancehall era.

Jammy's productions and sound system dominated reggae music for the remainder of the 1980s, Jammy continued to produce and record into the '90s, a decade that would see his own son, John John, emerging as a successful record-maker. Perhaps more importantly, the '90s also witnessed a number of reissues of Jammy's classic mixing work. London's Blood and Fire produced Dub Gone Crazy and Dub Gone 2 Crazy, compiling versions the Waterhouse team (Tubby, Jammy, Scientist, and Smart) mixed for Bunny Lee during the late '70s, while Pressure Sounds' The Crowning of Prince Jammy drew from the same period. And so he continues to work as a producer, working with some of today's top Jamaican artists.

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Following on the heels of similar sci-fi themed albums from Scientist and others on the On-U Sound label, this album shows Prince Jammy at the top of his game. Anchored by the rock-solid Roots Radics rhythm section, the spacious echo and reverb effects are peppered with strange noises--suggesting an alien encounter or outer-space battle.



Prince Jammy - Destroy The Invaders ('82 83mb)

01 Conspiracy on Neptune (4:16)
02 Martian Encounter (4:29)
03 Saturn Bombardment (4:05)
04 Attack on Ganymede (4:29)
05 War in the Asteroid Belt (4:34)
06 The Great Red Spot (4:04)
07 Life on Uranus (4:30)
08 Final Destruction (4:20)

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