Yabby You‎ - Jesus Dread 1972-1977

Vivian Jackson (aka Yabby You) was a legendary roots singer and producer. This stunning collection comprehensively showcases the man and his work. Across two CDs or four LPs this also features such Jamaican legends as Manley Augustus Buchanan (aka Big Youth), Lester Bullock (aka Dillinger), David Sinclair (aka Tapper Zukie), Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Robbie Shakespeare, Carlton "Santa" Davis, Lowell "Sly" Dunbar, Richard "Dirty Harry" Hall, Albert Griffiths, Earl "Chinna" Smith, Augustus Pablo, Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Earl "Wire" Lindo, Bunny Wailer, Uziah "Sticky" Thompson, Bernard "Touter" Harvey, Bobby Ellis, Michael Rose and Tommy McCook. As if that isn't enough you also get the production/version work of the likes of King Tubby, Lee Perry and Prince Jammy.

This was released on the mighty Manchester based Blood & Fire in 1997. I'm not sure how they did it but the label managed to unearth pure gold every time!

Conquering Lion Style

Chanting Style


Niles,  30 August 2014 at 22:16  

GREAT! Thank you.

blee 8 September 2014 at 19:29  

WOW, this is a really good compilation. I really love the sound of the older reggae music. Bass heavy, treble crisp. All the vocals are very soulful. Great sunny morning music. Thanks again for sharing another gem with us.