FOX FIRE 7" 45 RPM
DKR-102 - TREVOR BYFIELD - BURNING BUSH 7"
DKR-103 - TREVOR BYFIELD - TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME 7"
DKR-104 - CLIVE MATTHEWS - LIVE NOT FOR VANITY 7"
DKR-105 - CLIVE MATTHEWS - APOLOGY 7"
This batch of releases is what Deeper Knowledge Records is really all about - showcasing and making available fantastic music that has been rarefied, but with no correlation to its quality. That is to say, music that we feel is every bit as great as well known, much-loved and canonized classics, but just never reached the ears of as many folks, only due to its unavailability. And the music made by the close-knit foursome of Trevor Byfield and Clive Matthews as artists, and Norman "Fox Fire" Vassell and the late Clinton "Percival" Williams as producers, is just that. Starting in the late '70s and into the early '80s, this foursome cut some of the best and heaviest roots reggae tunes of the era. We will be issuing eight great singles from these folks, and here is the first batch of four. Trevor Byfield's "Tell Me That You Love Me" is one of the most dread love songs that we've heard, and the flip is one of the most truly psychedelic, heavy and unique Tubby's dubs ever mixed. In fact, the crew liked this rhythm for this song so much that they cut three tunes on it! Clive Matthew's "Apology" is on the same rhythm, but instead of pleading for a woman's love as Trevor did on his take, Clive is telling her she's written off! The killer vocal is backed with a different and again wicked dub mix. Have no fear, the third cut on this rhythm, another vocal by Clive called "Am Going Home", is coming in our next batch, later this year. Next up is Clive Matthew's "Live Not For Vanity", a serious warning given thru a heavy tune. Lastly for this batch, Trevor Byfield's "Burning Bush", a classic ode to herb smoking. Originally issued on the Mistic, Percival and Fox Fire imprints respectively, these four tunes are now re-presented using the Fox Fire design originally used on "Burning Bush", which is one of our favorite label designs of all time! We would also like to let everyone know that Clive, Trevor and Norman are still making great tunes thru their new imprint, One Sleeve Music! If anyone is interested in working with these gentlemen, please contact us and we will put you in touch!
Trevor Byfield - Burning Bush
Trevor Byfield - Burning Bush DUB
Trevor Byfield - Tell Me That You Love Me
Trevor Byfield - Tell Me... DUB
Clive Matthews - Live Not For Vanity
Clive Matthews - Live Not For Vanity DUB
Clive Matthews - Apology
Clive Matthews - Apology DUB
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