Vivian Jones - Bank Robbery LPSKU: ROOTS30
Vivian Jones' debut album, released in 1983 and backed by Undivided Roots. Heavy slow sparse rhythms (in a Roots Radics style) and floating keyboards. Superb roots by this inspired UK singer, including the well-know tunes Flash It And Gwan and Third World Man.
Born in Jamaica but raised in the UK, Vivian Jones is an important voice in the UK Roots scene. Started in the 70’s as deejay on local sound systems but also as a member of several UK Roots bands. Disillusioned with the music industry he returned to Jamaica in 1982 and recorded some material there. He returned to London, began recording again in his spare time and released his debut album Bank Robbery on Ruff Cut. He went on to work with Jah Shaka, Bobby Digital, Junior Reid and many others. In the 90’s he started his own ‘Imperial House’ label. Nowadays a welcome guest on every reggae festival in Europe, Vivian still plays live shows and even with more than 130 single releases under his belt, he keeps on recording new and uplifting tunes.
Format & package: LP
Year of release: 2021 (reissued from 1983)
A1 Flash It And Gwan
A2 Bank Robbery
A3 This Daughter Of Mine
A4 Bit Of Your Loving
B1 Mash It Up Jah
B2 Going Home (Daughters Of Zion)
B3 Gun Happy Police
B4 Third World Man