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11 July 2014

What's Playing on Jack Ruby's Hi-Fi?

Here are some mellow Jamaican sounds to ease us into the week-end. Mixed by the great Lawrence "Jack Ruby" Lindo, prolific Jamaican roots producer who worked with Winston "Burning Spear" Rodney on many of his greatest releases (things like 1975s Marcus Garvey, mixed at Joe Gibb’s Studio). Jack Ruby’s work has been featured in the Deep Roots Music BBC documentary as well as in the movie Rockers. This release was recorded in 1980 & released the following year. Lindo died in 1989.

This release features a great cast of players: Bertram "Ranchie" McLean, Earl "Chinna" Smith, & Tony Chin – guitars; Aston "Family Man" Barrett & Robbie Shakespeare – bass; Bernard Harvey, Earl "Wire" Lindo, & Tyrone Downie – keyboards; Herman Marquis, Dirty Harry, & Tommy McCook – saxophones; Don D Junior – trombone; Bobby Ellis – trumpet; Carlton Samuels – flute; Uziah "Sticky" Thompson – percussion; & Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace – drums.

Recorded at Jack Ruby’s Studios, mixed at King Tubby’s Studios.
Produced by Dub Organizer & Jack Ruby.

Various – Jack Ruby Hi-Fi, Clappers Records CLPS-1981, 1981.
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Side 1 –
Peace Time – Ken Booth
Khomeni Skank – The Iranian Students
Hypocrites – Earth Last Messengers
Brezinsky Dub – The Black Disciples

Side 2 –
Better Must Come – Lenox Miller
Jah Coller Speaks His Mind – Jah Coller
Jail House Free – The Revealers
Rikers Island Dub – Crucial All Stars

bonus track - Peace Time (G. Corp remix)

Sparka spliff,


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  2. Thanks for posting this rare gem!

    1. Thanks again for commenting. You obviously have an eclectic, yet refined taste
      in tuneage. Are there any requests or suggestions you might have?