November 26, 2010, at 9:37 pm
Just out on Peckings are three 7″ singles on the 54-46 rhythm:
Gappy Ranks – Pumpkin Belly / Culan Luke – Hustler Mr Williams – In The Club / Sparkie – Playback Tenna Star – Thanks & Praise / YT – Save My Life
Pick of the bunch is the Gappy Ranks, whilst it doesn’t quite reach the heights of Put The Stereo On it’s still a fine follow up.
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October 2, 2010, at 11:18 am
The tribute to Studio One by Gappy Ranks, Put The Stereo On has finally been released on seven inch single by Peckings. Voiced over Tunnel One, a Tommy McCook horns piece on the Hot Milk rhythm, this has been creating quite a stir for well over a year.
The tune was finally issued on Gappy’s LP of the same name in August of this year but it’s the seven inch that people wanted and … continue reading…
May 3, 2010, at 7:09 pm
Loud Disturbance Records have just released a new cut on the Heavenless/Entertainment rhythm which they’ve named 50 Pounds. Heavenless started life at Studio One circa 1968 with the horns cut by Vin Gordon (though it’s sometimes incorrectly credited to Don Drummond).
Like so many classic Studio One rhythms it was ressurrected with great success in the early 80′s, most notably with Triston Palmer’s – Entertainment produced by Jah Thomas.
A mix of Studio One Heavenless … continue reading…
March 29, 2010, at 3:28 pm
More on a modern tip, UK based producer Frenchie of Maximum Sounds has just released a series of 7″s based on the Bunny Lee lick of the Studio One rhythm Creation Rebel – first cut by Burning Spear and done over for Bunny by Johnny Clarke. This release takes the original 70′s rhythm and updates it, there may be a loop in there somewhere but this is essentially the same rhythm as used by Bunny … continue reading…
August 22, 2009, at 8:13 am
Undisputed tune of the year so far has to go to Gappy Ranks for Put The Stereo On. Gappy has been on top of things with his tunes for the Peckings camp, especially the classic Heaven In Her Eyes but Put The Stereo take things in a different direction and to another level.
Gappy hasn’t had all the big tunes though. At the end of last year the Prison Oval Rock rhythm busted … continue reading…