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  • SKU: MIG02162
  • UPC: 0885513021625
  • Release Date: 05 July 2019


Label Review.

1981 album released for the first time on CD. Reggae.

Our Overview.

Available for the first time on CD is the lost Jah Woosh album ‘Rastaman’, originally released in Germany 1981 - the Vinyl is long exhausted and sought after by Reggae fans all over the world! So all reggae fans old and new can breathe a sigh of relief: Because then the lost Jah Woosh album ‘Rastaman’, released in Germany in 1981, will finally be available again and wanted by collectors. So get it while you still can. ‘Rastaman’ is a timeless roots reggae album by the Jamaican DJ and top producer, who released many of his albums on the well-known Jamaican labels Trojan and Trenchtown.

‘Rastaman’ was recorded on Jamaica in the Channel 1 Studios and mixed in King Tubby’s Studio by dub specialist “King Jammy”. Besides the Reggae Star rhythm group Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, Ansel Collins (Duo Dave and Ansel Collins, #1 UK hit 1971 with “Double Barrel”) on the organ and Eric “Bingi Bunny” Lamont (also with Jah Lloyd, Gregory Isaacs, Bunny Wailer) on the guitar were in the studio. They were joined by the wind players Vin Gordon and Bobby Ellis, Theophilus “Snapping” Beckford (The Boogie Cats, Trenchtown Ska) on piano and “Bongo” Herman on percussion.

Neville Beckford (1952–21 February 2011), better known as Jah Woosh was a Jamaican reggae deejay and record producer, primarily known for his work in the 1970s. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Beckford served an apprenticeship as a mechanic before forming a duo with Reggae George, Neville & George, and auditioning for Jamaica's top producers. Unsuccessful as a duo, they both went on to solo careers. Beckford became the resident deejay on Prince Lloyd's sound system, and was noticed by producer George Bell, who took him into the studio to record "Angela Davis", now under the pseudonym Jah Woosh. Although the single was not a hit, it prompted Rupie Edwards to produce the debut album, Jah Woosh, released in 1974 on the United Kingdom Cactus label. Chalice Blaze and Psalms of Wisdom followed in 1976, these three albums establishing a reputation in the UK. A string of albums and singles followed through the 1970s and early 1980s.

Woosh also contributed to Adrian Sherwood's Singers & Players collective and also worked as a producer, self-producing much of his work from 1976 onwards, and producing other artists such as Bim Sherman, Horace Andy, Larry Marshall, and his old friend Reggae George. He set up the "Original Music" record label, through which he has reissued some of his 1970s material.