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Final installment of funky chicken power brought to you by Piccadilly Records April 2018! "Love Is" from 1983 and features such hits as "Stop Yer Fighting", "Mek A Little Move" and "Go Deh Natty". With Alimantado's love of big motorcycles apparent from the front cover, its a decidedly slow pace of living than the hydraulic powered road beast. Recorded by Lee Perry it displays some strong experimental dub elements alongside his idiosyncratic rastaman vocal delivery.

Dr. Alimantado first came to international attention in the 1970s with his singles "Best Dressed Chicken in Town" and "Born For a Purpose." This collection of rarities from the Jamaican toaster includes some of his earliest recordings, like 1969's "No Gwan So", originally released under the name Winston Cool (his real name is James Winston Thompson) and the Lee Perry-produced "Maccabee the Third". Toasts on various 1970s backing tracks (themselves versions of US chart hits like "Piece of My Heart", here retitled Chapter of My Heart", and "First Cut Is the Deepest", appearing here as the anti-street violence "One Trouble"), as well as some confident, eccentric late-'70s Lee Perry productions, make this set essential listening for fans of vintage Jamaican reggae.

The one-and-only, heroically self-determined, best-dressed chicken, straight to the head of all intolerance and bigotry. Recorded at Channel One in 1977, after a Kingston bus driver swerved to put the young Rasta in hospital. In London, the record’s popularity with punks was a big leg-up for the fledgling Greensleeves label. The musicians who played on the record did so without payment. You have on this heavyweight vinyl four tracks that are all as good as each other. Dub, roots and heart warming lyrics for all. This is a limited, anniversary edition on Tado’s own Keyman imprint.


STAFF COMMENTS

Sil says: Monster 12" with four giant tracks from the Doctor. You can't go wrong with these classic roots tunes.

Dr Alimantado

Best Dressed Chicken In Town

    Reissue of the drop-dead classic album from 1978. Alimantado with Horace Andy, Lee Perry, King Tubby, Gregory Isaacs, Jah Woosh, Jimmy Radwell and Jackie Edwards. Recorded in several sessions, at the Black Ark, Channel One, Randy's and King Tubby's studios, it was the first album put out by Greensleeves, now reissued by the good Dr. himself on his Keyman label. Alimantado's graffiti, daubed round Westbourne Park and Notting Hill back in 1978 survived longer than any Banksy could, without a sliver of perspex in sight.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Patrick says: Greensleeves debut album back in 1978. A classic deejay (aka toasting) set featuring Horace Andy, Lee Perry, King Tubby, Gregory Isaacs, Jah Woosh, Jimmy Radwell and Jackie Edwards along with the good Dr. himself of course.


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