NARROWS RECORDS 7" & 10" 45 RPM
DKR-094 - ENFORCER - PENSION/AFRICA WAY 10"
*BOTH SIDES PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED & WITH DUBS*
DKR-095 - ENFORCER/LITTLE ROY - BAD BOY/LEAVING ROME 10" *EACH SIDE WITH A DIFFERENT DUB, LITTLE ROY VOCAL PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED*
DKR-096 - UPLIFTERS - GALLAS TRAP 7"
The man called Enforcer is to us, one of the greatest under-recorded voices in reggae. His two his smoky-voiced militant roots anthems cut for Channel One, "Pay Them" and "Ride on Marcus", are indelible classics and two of our all-time favorite tunes. Next to these, we love the wicked "Bad Boy", produced & released by Narrows Records owner Barry Bailey in the early '80s. Well lucky for us, Barry had similar feelings about Enforcer's talents, and "Bad Boy" was actually just one of an LP's worth of tunes he produced by the man! But unfortunately, only one other tune from these sessions (the love song "Her Eyes") had ever been released. So we went straight to the master tapes and found two more fantastic roots tunes from the man, and so here is the new 10-inch release featuring "Africa Way" and "Pension", both out now for the very first time, and with dubs. But we couldn't leave "Bad Boy" out, no way. And so our other Narrows 10-inch release features "Bad Boy", along with the two different dubs of the rhythm (one with horns!) as released on the original Narrows US and Regal UK singles respectively. And add to those, an awesome unreleased vocal cut on the 'Bad Boy' rhythm by Little Roy! Two serious 10-inches, 8 tracks in all, 5 previously unreleased, finally on the road. But while we're at it, we have to round it out with another gem from the Narrows catalog, the haunting "Gallas Trap" by Uplifters. A rare one released only on 12" in Brooklyn from Narrows' former Linden Blvd HQ, it's more killer early 80s sound laid down at Channel 1, back out now on a 7-inch.
Enforcer - Africa Way
Enforcer - Africa Way DUB
Enforcer - Pension
Enforcer - Pension DUB
Enforcer - Bad Boy
Enforcer - Bad Boy DUB
Little Roy - Leaving Rome
Little Roy - Leaving Rome DUB (with horns!)
Uplifters - Gallas Trap
Uplifters - Gallas Trap DUB
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