I started off last week by badgering you all to go out and buy a reggae compilation album and I'm doing the same this week.
The album is called "Can't Stop The Dread" and it is a collection of 35 Sonia Pottinger productions from the mid to late 1970s, including some wicked 12" mixes. It was released in 2020 on Doctor Bird, Cherry Red's reggae subsidiary, and at £12 for the CD it is an absolute bargain. There are some even cheaper download versions out there as well.
As with "Foundation Come Again" last week there is barely a duff track on there so I was spoilt for choice when deciding which tracks to share. I have opted to pass over the bigger names like I Roy, Delroy Wilson and Jackie Edwards - although you really need to check out the 12" version of Jackie's "Get Up" - and instead shine a light on some of the less well known artistes.
"Sufferer's Child" - Delroy Denton & The Silvertones
"King Of Kings" - Mind, Body & Soul
"Badness (No Pay)" - Ken Quatty
One of the many highlights is Delroy Wilson's version of The Chi-Lites' wonderful "There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated At The Conference Table)" - although even God would have has work cut out at the moment, sad to say. I could not find any clips of The Chi-Lites but the Blind Boys of Alabama aren't a bad substitute.