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The Travellers Black Black Minds

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  1. Black Black MindsThe Travellers
  2. Know YourselfThe Travellers
  3. Jah Gave Us This WorldThe Travellers
  4. Natty Dread at the ControlsU Black
  5. False LeadersThe Travellers
  6. Peace And RestThe Travellers
  7. Peace And Rest VersionPrince Jammy
  8. The Girl I Left BehindThe Travellers
  9. Tell Me WhyThe Travellers
  10. How LongThe Travellers
  11. How Long VersionPrince Jammy
  12. Poor Man CryThe Travellers
  13. Jammy's A Do ItU Black
  14. Keep On TryingThe Travellers
  15. Keep On Trying VersionPrince Jammy
  16. We Got To LeaveThe Travellers
The last release for 2005 on Pressure Sounds is a long lost treasure: 'Black Black Minds' by vocal harmony group the Travellers. Produced by King Jammy in the late seventies and never available since Jammy himself described unearthing the original master tapes like 'finding gold'.

The Travellers started out in the same way as the loose local collective of Waterhouse harmony groups that included The Royals, The Jayes and Black Uhuru endlessly practising and perfecting their art in the yards of Kingston 11. Two members of The Travellers, along with Errol Nelson who also sang with both The Royals and The Jayes, had previously worked with Jammy's helping to fill out the harmonies on the debut Black Uhuru album 'Love Crisis'.

Vocal harmony groups have always been one of the cornerstones of Jamaican music and The Travellers deserve their place alongside the other great vocal groups from the period. The Travellers stunning harmonies are backed by The High Times Band, The Aggrovators and Sly & Robbie.

The 'Black Black Minds' release on Pressure Sounds features the original vocals plus deejay cuts from U Black and dub mixes from Jammy: sixteen tracks spread over four sides of vinyl while the CD release comes with an eight page booklet with beautiful period photographs.

Another Pressure Sounds winner we think!

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