musicology #640


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Ken Boothe & the Wailers – The Train Is Coming

more Rocksteady from the Downbeat stable but this time featuring themusicologist’s #1 Jamaican vocalist Ken Boothe on lead and the Wailers on back up…DEFINITELY touched by the hand of Lee Perry and Jackie Mitoo….

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9 thoughts on “musicology #640

    1. Ian,
      the Wailers were HEAVILY influenced by the Impressions and owe a great debt to both Lee Perry and Joe Higgs for their vocal styling.

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  1. This was recorded in the summer of 1966, round about the time Lee Perry left Studio One to join Joel Gibson at Amalgamated – the backing band is the Soul Vendors, and the vocalists are Peter Tosh and Constantine “Dream” Walker, who replaced Bob Marley when he was in the USA.

    It’s a fairly early example of cutting the rhythm and vocal track first, then overdubbing the sax later. on a few occasions the horn player didn’t pitch up, creating what was in effect a “riddim solo”, which was arguably a precursor of dub

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    1. thank you for the knowledge. always a pleasure to learn about the details of the music I LOVE. “arguably a precursor of dub”…interesting.

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