musicology #74

newyearboogie #6 (Horace Andy – Problems)

penultimate piece from the newyearboogie selection and then it’s into the oneartistspecial rundown.

this one from Horace Andy is a tune that’s been in my possesion for more than 20 years, (how time flies!!), and is from the early days of my quest for reggae’s a Leonard ‘Santic’ Chin production from the mid 70’s on Keith Hudson’s Atra Label…one of two different, (but equally boss), tunes by Horace that go by the same name. the other being an Augusto Pablo production for his ‘Rockers’ Label, which is a different tune entirely.

Many’s the time this tune has lifted the problem monkey off me back with it’s simple message of faith and determination in our ability to overcome…”no matter how dreary the situation is and how difficult it may be”. one of the vibes that attracted me to reggae is the sincerity and honesty that comes across in much of it and this one is a prime example…

for themusicologist a foundation reggae tune.


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  1. I have a cd-r of a tune by, Horace Andy called ‘Problems’. It’s the same cut that can be found on his, ‘In The Light’ release. The tunes 7:39 long and has a DJ, toasting as well. Was wondering if you might know, who is this is? Sorry, that’s all the info I have. No label is listed, but the track list does mention that it might be Jah Bull. Even though it does not sound like him. Thanks for any info.


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