Prince Alla

Songs From The Royal Throne Room

Image of Prince Alla - Songs From The Royal Throne Room
Record Label
Kingston Sounds

About this item

Prince Alla began his singing career working for producer Joe Gibbs. Cutting three tracks as a member of the vocal group the Leaders around 1968 and a solo single ‘Woo Oh Oh’.1969 saw Blake follow his strong Rastafarian faith by moving into the Rasta camp of Prince Emmanuel Edwards initially in Spainish Town and later moving to Greenwich Farm. It was at the latter that he crossed paths with Tapper Zukie who was just beginning to work as a producer as well as a singer. Prince Alla played Tapper a tune he had written called ‘Bosrah’ ('Bozrock'),so blown away with the tune that Tapper took Prince Alla up to Lee Perry’s Black Ark studio’s to record the track.The results were great so they worked on various other tracks ‘Funeral’ which was a 12’’ version to the track ‘Daniel’ and another track called ‘Heaven Is My Roof’ which would go on to be the title track to the album Tapper Zukie would release to showcase his recordings cut with Prince Alla. It is this collection of songs and their extended versions ‘Black Man (Daniel mix featuring Tapper Zukie),‘Bosrah Dub’, ‘Funeral Dub’ that we have put together for this release. Alongside three classic extra cuts, ‘Hail Rastafari’, ‘Black Roses’ and the sublime title track to this collection ‘Royal Throne Room’ that completes this set.

Back to top