Cornell Campbell

The Gorgon Dubwise

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Record Label
Jamaican Recordings

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Cornell Campbell is one of the great voices in Jamaican music, with a career going all the way back to 1959 with hits for Coxsone Dodd's Studio One label, and recording as part of vocal harmony trio The Uniques in the late 60s. Going solo in the early 70s he had a fruitful partnership with producer Bunny 'Striker' Lee, coming up with a series of killer tracks. In the mid 70s he began working with Channel One house band The Aggrovators, who re-cut many of these early 70s hits, remaking them in a tougher, rasta / roots style. It is from these sessions that the dub cuts on "The Gorgon Dubwise" are culled. Featuring the classic line-up of Carlton 'Santa' Davis, Carlton and Aston 'Family Man' Barrett, Robbie Shakespeare, Earl 'Chinna' Smith, Tony Chin, Winston 'Bo Peep', Ansel Collins, Bobby Ellis, Vin Gordon, Tommy McCook and Lennox Brown, these tracks really are at the top of the 70s reggae sound.

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