DEEPER KNOWLEDGE NEW RELEASES - JUNE 2013
WACKIE'S PRODUCTIONS 7" 45 RPM - PART 2
DKR-128 - JOE MORGAN - BASEMENT SESSION (BULLWACKIE)
DKR-129 - LEROY SIBBLES - NOW YOU'RE GONE (WACKIE'S)
DKR-130 - JUNIOR PETERKIN & THE IDRINS - BABYLON TAKE I DOWN (IDRINS)
DKR-131 - KC WHITE - SELASI I (SENRAB)
Part 2 of our reissue series of rare tunes from Lloyd "Bullwackie" Barnes and his legendary Bronx studio. Joe Morgan's "Basement Session" has the trademark Wackie's sound, deep and deeper. Its got great lyrics about the runnings of NYC basement sessions in the 1970's, a wicked dub to match, and a tough rhythm laid by the Reckless Breed band. Released on the "Bullwackie" label using the stock font and layout of one of NYC's long-shuttered pressing plants, according to Mr. Barnes this one was released "right before I got my logo." Next up, Leroy Sibbles of the Heptones. Leroy did a bunch of work with Wackie's over the years, including this rugged single from the end of the '70s, on Wackie's trademark eponymous 'lion' label. A slow and heavy Soul Syndicate rhythm, cut in Jamaica, and mixed and overdubbed with wicked synths at Wackie's studio. On to "Babylon Take I Down" by Junior Peterkin & The Idrins. A one-away label and a one-away artist (as far as we know!), this is one of the baddest and rarest tunes ever laid at Wackie's studio. Produced by Wackie's for release on the artist's own Idrins label, this has, on top of a cracking drum sound and a killer Wackie's mix, one of the all-time baddest organ sounds in reggae, stone classic tune. Lastly, KC White's 'Selasi I', released on the Senrab label. A version to Elijah's tune of the same name from a few years earlier, produced by Sir Collins (itself an adaptation of a religious standard), this is a great mellow roots tune with ringing piano and a spacy dub. As with our first batch of Wackie's releases, these are done in cooperation with our friends in Germany and their fantastic Wackie's reissue program, which you can check out here. Digital downloads of all these singles, and our previous batch, are available from Hardwax.
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