Various - Pirates Choice 2 LPSKU: RSCSLP003
The continuation of “Pirates Choice” from Studio One, the top compilation album of 70’s roots rock and soul reggae in 1981. This set includes rare tunes that mark high prices in European collector market mainly, but at the same time, are designed so that beginners can enjoy entire album.
“Born A Freeman / Al Campbell & Freddie McGregor” is one of the most sought-after tunes in the Studio One catalogue, currently valued at more than £2000 on the collector site ‘Discogs’. Luckily, it’s a great record. “Homeward Bound / Freddie McGregor”, “Jah Light / Cedric Brooks” are exclusive dub plate mixes and “Instrumental / Brentford Rockers” is a famous dub killer dub plate in UK scene. Of course, they are previously unreleased. “Chinese Beauty / Lennie Hibbert” has a suitably oriental-sounding melody, with the former bandleader at Alpha School on vibes, ably assisted by organist Jackie Mittoo.
Rarities but goodies of 70’s top tunes that the seasoned collector reach after struggles. This is new compilation from Rocka Shacka with brilliant liner notes by Mr. Steve Barrow.
Format & package: LP
Record label: Rock A Shacka / Studio One UK
Year of release: 2020 (compilation)
Tracks:A1 Campbell & Freddie McGregor -Born A Freeman
A2 Burning Spear & Cedric Im Brooks - Door Peeper
A3 Freddie McGregor - Home Ward Bound
A4 Freedom Singers - Black Is Black
A5 Cedric Im Brooks - Jah Light
A6 Willie Williams - All The Way
B1 Lennie Hibbert - Chinese Beauty
B2 The Conquerers - You Hold The Handle
B3 Owen Gray - I Can Feel It
B4 Freddie McGregor - Sweet Child
B5 Brentford Rockers - Instrumental
B6 Cool Operator - Heart Breaker