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The new PSLP85 'Full Up' album should start to arrive at the Pressure Sounds store this week. The 'Now Generation' 45 'Cup of Tea' should also be arriving this week. The Love Power 'Jah Joe' Love on the seen' 10 inch might be another week or so. Vinyl is taking much longer to make so not much we can do.
The Full Up cd is now available direct from the Pressure Sounds website. The vinyl is not quite ready but should be available direct from us in a couple of weeks.
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.
If you like dub you need this. Pure quality.
Classic Channel One from the mid eighties
Top double Lp from Gladstone Anderson and the Roots Radics.
Horace Andy influenced vocals from Wayne Jarrett on 'Whats wrong with the youths' first released in 1982. Rugged Channel One rhythms laid down by the Roots Radics.
Deep mystical Wackie's production from Jah Joe (aka Joe Axumite) in chanting deejay mode, one of the best 45's on Aires
Second cut on the rhythm first used for "Untamed", much much of a straight mix employed here, with a pure drum & bass dub version