Sammy Levi - Automatic 7" (Dub Irator)
Sammy Levi - Automatic / Jah Life - Dub in the Area 7" (Dub Irator) DKR-061 same rhythm as DKR-059, DKR-060 and DKR-062. previously unreleased. Legendary dubplate cuts to the 'chanting' riddim, as played on the Jah Life & Volcano sound systems in the early 1980's! Many of the toughest riddims of the early '80s came from the producing partnership of Hyman 'Jah Life' Wright and Henry 'Junjo' Lawes. Among them was this one, which saw two released cuts with John Holt's "Chanting" and Tony Tuff's "Dance in the Area." But, soundsytem and dubplate followers also know that this rhythm had more unreleased cuts which played regularly as dubplates on Junjo's Volcano and Jah Life's sounds at the time. In recent years we've seen these tunes unfortunately pirated, unscrupulously and anonymously sold on dubplate, recut from shoddy old plates who knows how many generations removed from originals. It seemed clear that the time had come for these cuts to see the light. So we present the three unreleased cuts on the riddim, straight form master tapes, and now identified. Upcoming NY artist of the day, Sammy Levi with "Automatic", a warning about the perils of carrying a gun. Each of these three cuts is backed with Jah Life's own dub version, showcasing a part of each vocal, in his trademark "Superstar Mix" fashion.