mercredi 22 septembre 2010
HERMAN CHIN-LOY & THE AQUARIANS - unknown track + version (1972 Aquarius)
This one is from my pal Mike the president, and i need you to put some oil in my lamp. Herman Chin-Loy opened a record shop on Halfway tree in 1969, and started releasing singles and a few LP at the end of the sixties/beginning of the seventies, and he was one of the very first to have the young Augustus Pablo as a sessioner. But i'm really not sure about this one as it is a pre-release from his label aquarius. It seems to be an instrumental recut of "new Kent road" of 1970 Johnny Lover on Joe Gibbs's pressure beat label. First i don't know the title of it, i think it's "invasion" but...that's all. Second i don't know who played in the aquarians (Chin-Loy used to have the "the hippy boys" or "now generation" as backing band) nor who the horns players are (i think we can credit them as the real autors of this version). And third i know there's another cut of this tune made by the upsetters on the 1975 "kung fu meets the dragon" LP, featuring...Augustus Pablo and ...another Pablo solo version on his 1982 King David melody LP. So it makes a lot a clue to make think that this is one of Pablo's earliest tune, but if you know more than this please leave a feedback, and the others...just enjoy that rare piece of history...
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