Monday, November 18, 2013

SIR COLLINS 7" 45 RPM - PART 2

DEEPER KNOWLEDGE NEW RELEASES - NOV. 2013

SIR COLLINS 7" 45 RPM - PART 2

DKR-155 - ELIJAH - SELASSI HI/MOUNT ZION
DKR-156 - INVADERS - AFTER A STORM (BEYOND THAT DARK CLOUD)/THIS LIFE I'M LIVING
DKR-157 - DELROY WILSON - GIVE ME YOUR LOVE/VERSION






Part 2 of our Sir Collins reissue program is now here! Five more shots of monumental early roots reggae on three singles, all ultra-rare on original pressings, now on crisp 7-inch vinyl, straight from master tapes. The mysterious Elijah cut this mellow and heartfelt 2-part single for Sir Collins, then apparently disappeared from the recording scene. But the tune made quite a mark in New York, where it was released on the very rare Bronx-based WARICKA label, enough to have been covered a few years later by KC White (we also reissued his cut, still available, see here!) The tune is also remembered fondly as a New York sound system favorite in the 1970s by those active back then. It was also released on the Ackee label in the UK, memorable roots reggae for sure. Back to The Invaders, as you might now know, one of our favorite artists (see here ... and here for other available Invaders tunes!). These two songs were released on a frighteningly rare single in JA on the Invader label, while "After a Storm" was also released as a pre-release blank in the UK. The Invaders sublime and soulful harmonizing wins again, these tunes are as catchy as ever forty plus years later. Lastly, the mighty Delroy Wilson, one of Jamaica's biggest artists. "Give Me Your Love" was released on a Delroy LP again on the WARICKA label, which was mostly sold as a blank label pre-release with no cover, although copies with labels and/or a silk-screened cover also exist. This is a phenomenal cut on the mournful and heavy 'Artibella' rhythm, with a killer organ sound that we just love. This tune is backed by a dub cut with horns and bongos, lifted from an extremely rare blank-label Sir Collins compilation LP. We've heard tell that the vocal cut also comes on blank label pre-release 7-inch, but haven't seen it. Can anyone confirm? In any case this tune is one of our favorite of its era, essential to any Delroy Wilson selection. Sir Collins is still going strong in 2013 and beyond, so look out for more from the vaults!

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