OUT NOW - DIGIKILLER RECORDS NEW RELEASE
CHOPPER PRODUCTIONS 7" 45
DKR-015 DON HICKEY - COOPORATE / VERSION 7"
DKR-016 COURTNEY MELODY - NO DARKNESS / VERSION 7"
DKR-017 LIONEL GANJA BARRETT - RASTA COWBOY / DUB 7"
DKR-018 BOBBY MELODY - ORIGINAL MELODY / DUB 7"
high quality US pressings.
From Barbican, Kingston 8, the Chopper crew are back on road! From the mid 1980's straight thru until the early 90's, Choppers were steady releasing tunes both in Jamaica and NYC, and from young upcoming artists and veterans alike. Let's start with four of the most killer tunes from the Chopper catalog! From the mid '80s, two cuts on Choppers' own wicked lick of Channel One's "fight fight" riddim. Chopper's lick was laid and mixed at Channel 1 with the Black Roots Band aka Gifted Roots Band. The first tune is from Lionel 'Ganja' Barrett, himself a member of the Chopper crew, and one of the first artists released on the label. 'Rasta Cowboy' is his signature tune, an ode to a self-reliant cowboy-like life. Next, 'Original Melody' from Bobby Melody, letting you know none a them a ruff like the original! We were saddened by Bobby's recent passing, but let this tune serve as a reminder of what a great singer he was. Each of these two tunes is backed with its own unique and wicked dub, each a different mix. Forward now to the late '80s digital style, and we have one of our all-time favorite singers, Don Hickey. "Cooperate" is one of his best tunes, on a pure killer digital riddim. Last but not least is "No Darkness", Courtney Melody's cut on the 'cooperate' riddim. This tune is released for the first time here on 7", previously released only on a hard to find LP, this is one of his great unheralded tunes.
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sound clips are below:
Don Hickey - Cooporate
Courtney Melody - No Darkness
Cooporate/No Darkness Version
Lionel Ganja Barrett - Rasta Cowboy
Black Roots Band - Rasta Cowboy DUB
Bobby Melody - Original Melody
Black Roots Band - Original Melody DUB