Lloyd Daley's Matador Productions, 1968-1972

Lloyd Daley's Matador Productions, 1968-1972

     
 

Like many of reggae's best producers, Lloyd Daley remains virtually unknown outside of Jamaica, though his name and that of his Matador label will evoke smiles of recognition among hardcore reggae fans. Heartbeat was the first American label to release a compilation of classic Matador sides, and the result is spectacular. There are manySee more details below

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Like many of reggae's best producers, Lloyd Daley remains virtually unknown outside of Jamaica, though his name and that of his Matador label will evoke smiles of recognition among hardcore reggae fans. Heartbeat was the first American label to release a compilation of classic Matador sides, and the result is spectacular. There are many predictable gems from famous artists -- notably U Roy, who toasts in classic fashion on "Sound of the Wise," and Alton Ellis, whose "Back to Africa" is one of the truly archetypal repatriation anthems -- but even more impressive are the stellar contributions from the relative unknowns. Perhaps the best track on the album is the deeply moving "Cholera" by the Jesters, a beautiful and melancholy depiction of the horror of contagious disease in a tropical climate; on the lighter side are equally fine songs by obscure harmony groups like the Creators ("Bad Name") and the Caribbeans ("Let Me Walk By"), and the exquisite "Repatriation" by Audley Rollins. There really is not a single weak track to be found among these 16, and several of them can be counted among the finest reggae singles ever released. Highly recommended. [This album was later reissued as volume 12 in Heartbeat's Reggae's Greatest Hits series.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/21/1995
Label:
Heartbeat Records
UPC:
0011661759220
catalogNumber:
92

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Abyssinians   Track Performer
Dennis Brown   Track Performer
Alton Ellis   Track Performer
U-Roy   Track Performer
Jesters   Track Performer
Blake Boy   Track Performer
Lloyd Charmers   Track Performer
Lloyd Daley   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Track Performer
Ethiopians   Track Performer
Lloyd Robinson   Track Performer
Audley Rollens   Track Performer
Little Roy   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Abyssinians   Contributor
Dennis Brown   Contributor
Alton Ellis   Contributor
U-Roy   Contributor
Jesters   Contributor
Viceroys   Contributor
Blake Boy   Contributor
Lloyd Charmers   Contributor
Creators   Contributor
Lloyd Daley   Producer
Ethiopians   Contributor
Lloyd Robinson   Contributor
Audley Rollens   Composer,Contributor
Chris Wilson   Liner Notes
Little Roy   Contributor
Scorchers   Contributor
Caribbeans   Contributor

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