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The roots side from the man like Keith Hudson : "Flesh of my skin, blood of my blood", "Class and subject" & "Pick a dub" ;
Keith Hudson & children on an alternate sleeve of "Steaming jungle" for a Disc Disk Joint 1982 cassette & a couple of Greensleeves promo pics ;
Scratch artwork unto Pipecock Jackxon LP sleeve ;
Scratch with Barry Heptone & Jnr Murvin ;
One of the two rarest Return of the super ape sleeves without any yellow color on front sleeve (there is also a brown-sky sleeve - see the 'links' page, Graal website) ;
The Full Experience : Aura Msimang (then Lewis), Candy McKenzie and Pamela Reid. Often working as background vocalists at the Black Ark, Aura Msimang & Pamela Reid founded the Full Experience group and later on worked on a album ; Candy McKenzie (sent by Island to Scratch to record an album of her own) joined the group. Aura also did backing vocals for Jimmy Cliff ; she appears for instance on the Bob Marley's Punky Reggae Party disco with Candy, recorded in London with Lee Perry.
An album was recorded but never issued - still 5 tracks were actually released by Jean Cotton for the french Blue Moon production's in 1988 while Aura was in Paris. Scratch did overdub some horns by Seskain Molenga & Kalo (Buffalo) Kawongolo, two congoleses who made a LP on late 78 & also played with the Jolly Brothers.
The pic taken from the Scratch "Roast fish collie weed & cornbread" LP shows Candy, (unknown), Aura, Roy, Debbie, Cedric, Pamela, (unknown), Scratch & son (thanks to Aura for the help, repose en paix ma soeur).
Island test pressings of Max Romeo "Norman" LP ("War ina Babylon"), Burning Spear "Garvey's ghost", Peter Tosh "Legalize it" (actually never released by Island), "George Faith Super eight (To be a lover)", Gladiators "Trenchtown mix up" for Virgin ;
Heptones disco dub 12" back-sleeve and 1975 UK Upsetter Susan Cadogan album ;
Original promo Upsetter discos 12" approved for air play by the Jamaican radio station RJR (June, 1977 for the Raphael Green, Hugo Blackwood & Doctor Alimantado, July, 1977 for the Congos & George Faith discos) ;
UK TTL 67 test pressing made by Trojan for JA release of Good, Bad & Upsetter album, i.e. the JA version of it with tunes like Soul rebel V/4, Man to man V/3 and some other Wailers tracks, also Dennis Alcapone ;
Early dubs : Natty Locks Dub on Fay Music Inc with Upsetters, Vin Gordon, DJ Scorpion and the IQ's & Jah Lloyd's Herb dub ;
Augustus Pablo & King Tubby dub LP - pics includes emperor Haile Selassie, King Tubby the dub master, Augustus Pablo, Bongo Teo Benjamin, Michael Myrie Dread, Fazal Pendergras, Junior Dan, Ras Menelik, Chinner, Albert Malawi (many thanks to Micko McKenzie for helping identify part of the Rockers crew) ;
Augustus Pablo "This is Augustus Pablo" LP with its original sleeve ;
UK press of King Tubby's meets Rockers Uptown as Made Up Town Jamaica Express DJ only, first copy of King Tubby surrounded by the dreads at the National Arena Fay LP (its sleeve is actually a Carl Gayle paper glued on a blank cover) ; also UK blank copy of Creation of dub ;
Jacob Miller rare vocal LP on e-e-saw (thanks to brother Olivier Albot) ;
DATC dub excursion from top DJ Michael Campbell & the Roots Radics with Scientist, King Tubby's at the controls for Tad's and an Aggrovators LP as mainly mixed by Pat Kelly ;
A part of a rare King Tubby's dub LP (mixed by Pat Kelly) here used as a 7" sleeve ;
Home made sleeve done with a tribute to King Tubby's paper as paid by Mandigo. It was printed on two Jamaica Beat issues at the time (march - april 1989) and been imported in Europe by Dub Vendor ;
Waterhouse style : Tubby's & Striker with friends ; Black Roots possee as Junior Reid (Progress), the great late Sugar Minott, Don Carlos & Goldie Locks ;
Bunny Wailer "Blackheart man" advert in JA streets ;
Prince Far I (see pic below with Peter Broggs) "Message from the King" album was first issued on a Carib Gems limited edition white label (CG LP 1003), as "Message for the King", prior to its Virgin release. The previous album, i.e. Prince Far I "Psalms for I" (CG LP 1002) was also edited this way with a totally different sleeve than the usual red (later pink) one ;
Cedric Myton & the Congos test pressing LP & sleeve (!) ;
Uhuru as Michael (Tony) Rose, Errol (Jays) Wilson & Derrick (Duckie) Simpson ; also Michael Rose & Darryl Thompson ;
An early Prophets album on its Lucky imprint ;
Sylford Walker disco sleeve for Glen Brown (South East Music) ;
Sir Collins LP - Peace & love with a sleeve with pics glued on it ;
The best of the Skatalites with its best sleeve ;
Early Studio One sleeves : Horace Andy's "Best of" with alligator-texture sleeve, Burning Spear and disco 45 silk-screen examples ;
Some Studio One sleeves using some similar artworks : Ital Sounds & System (otherwise known as Ital Dub) and Better Dub. The African Rub-a-dub sleeve (see below) is known as a "Do it yourself" kind of sleeve which seems to have been made by a collector in a very small quantity ten years after the album release - see Ian McCann words about it on the Record Collector # 395 ;
Mister Rocksteady : Ken Boothe ;
First & second Wailing Wailers albums for Coxsone ;
Classic Studio One LP sleeve with Bagga Walker & Pablove Black ;
Four extra rare (three are colored, even double-colored) vinyl records pressed at Federal (thanks to my brother Charlie Morgan) ;
A beautiful UK GG LP sleeve from Trojan, other is a rare Rupie Edwards TBL158 issued in JA on the Success label - guess some UK test press was also made ;
Jackie Bernard a.k.a. Jackie Kingstonian a.k.a. Jack Lord & the Disciples, also Apostles here on a Jimmy Cliff produced album (this album is advertised on a Jimmy's catalogue but remains unseen as yet) ;
more to follow...
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