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The Now Generation recorded as a house band for many of Jamaica's top producers. In particular Producers Herman Chin Loy, Lee Perry and Harry J. They had originally been formed as a live band but moved full time onto the busy Kingston session scene around 1972. The original nucleus was built around the brothers Mikey and Geoffrey Chung as well as musicians Mikey 'Boo' Richards, Robbie Lynn and Earl 'Wire' Lindo. 'Cup Of Tea' was one of the many excellent instrumentals the band cut. Recorded at Dynamic around 1970 the lead keyboard was later overdubbed by a musician called Joe Cooper and the single appeared on a Harry J release with 'Happy cause i'm going home' on one side and 'Cup of tea' on the flipside. There were a few white labels with Cup of Tea on one side and the Cup of Tea version on the flipside but it was never given a full release until now. Comes in a hand stamped bag on the original Mikey Chung 'Superstar' label. Its an exquisite example of how good the Now Generation Band were at their peak.
The 'Full Up' album has 21 tracks on both the CD and Double vinyl. Tracklisting is as follows.
Ivan Itler the Conqueror - Bunny Lee Allstars
The next release on Pressure Sounds is a 21 track Bunny 'Striker' Lee compilation which will be released in late October 2014.
Two new lovely crisp 10s are now available direct from our store. Just in time for the carnival!!
Unreleased Jammys dub plates that have been lovingly brought to us from Dub Store in Japan. Nitty Gritty on the tempo rhythm. No idea why this has never been released before as its really nice! 'Soundboy come'
Dub Plate from King Jammy. Previously un-released. Thundering digital dancehall. Tough Stuff!
A previously unreleased version of Jimmy Rileys thoughtful Gunman of JA. As relevant now than when it was originally released according to Jimmy. Both sides come from dub plates that were re-mixed at King Tubbys. Tougher leaner and deeper than the original mixes. The A side is not on the new album ‘Live it to know it’. Essential roots music from Jimmy Riley backed by Sly and Robbie. Comes in a hand stamped sleeve.
Two cuts of ‘Everybody needs money’ on the A side. A sparse moody observation on social inequality ‘It's the talk of the town, no money going around’. Sound familiar? It came first time around on the ‘Full Moon’ label and has never been re-pressed. The B-side, which has 2 cuts of Reggae Music, also came on the Full Moon label. Engineered by Scientist and was probably recorded slightly later than the A side. Both the versions of Reggae Music are not included on the ‘Live it to know it’ album. Comes in a hand stamped sleeve.
Seventeen track set of Jimmy Riley self productions. Some real obscurities mixed with classic material. Jimmy started out with the Uniques as a harmony singer and then moved on to become a lead vocalist after Slim Smiths death. Jimmy worked with Jamaica's best producers as well as crafting an excellent body of work that were released on his own labels such Pee, Yes and Full Moon. This set focus's on his his self produced protest song between 1975 to 1985.