Wednesday, January 28, 2009



WWW, January 2009 - Usually, when recorded music gets popular, the vocalists on the recordings get all the attention. This is sad, especially within Reggae Music. For what's a vocalist without music?

In the 1970's, most Reggae Music was played into the multi-track recorders by the house bands of the various recording studio's on Jamaica. A number of producers utilized these studio's as they arranged musicians, recording engineers and/or vocalists.

The producers, therefore, are at least as important as the vocalists who usually get all the attention. There would not be, let's say, these magnificent 1970's tunes by Johnny Clarke and the Revolutionaries if it were not for producer Bunny Lee.

Neither would there be such a great tune by Burning Spear as "Slavery Days", produced by Jack Ruby: the man with the same name as the one who is said to have shot Lee Harvey Oswald who in his turn was said to have killed JFK in the 1960's.

In this 4 minute video, we get to know Jack Ruby in sight and sound. A rare piece of historical footage, that is simply to good to ignore.


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