I Man A The Stal-a-watt - Cornell Campbell

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Media Format: CD
SKU: VP4221.2
UPC: 054645422123
Release Date: Jul. 19, 2019
Label: VP
Media Format: CD
Genre: Reggae

Cornell Campbell I Man A The Stal-A-Watt collects 32 tracks across two CDs, highlighting the singer’s prominence in the golden era of reggae from the early 70s to early 80s. The title is a boast from the early soundclash era when many of Campbell’s tracks, here produced primarily by Bunny Lee, would play first on King Tubby’s Home Town Hi-Fi in Jamaica. The songs run the range from clash-ready standards like “Mash You Down” and “The Gorgon” to cultural commentaries like “Jah Jah Me Horn Yah” and “Bandulu” to a lover’s masterpiece, “The Investigator,” which leads off the set. Stretching into the early 80s, the collection includes two originals that would spawn countless reinterpretations, “Rope In” and “Boxing Around.”

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. The Investigator
2. Undying Love
3. The Stal-A-Watt
4. Mash You Down
5. No Man’s Land
6. Have Mercy Oh Jah
7. Hypocrite
8. Two Face Rasta
9. Boxing Around
10. Two Timer
11. Bandulu
12. Rasta Come From Jail
13. Conscious Rastaman
14. Rope In
15. Part Time Loving
16. I’ll Never Let Go

Disc 2

1. The Gorgon
2. The Gorgon Speaks
3. The Conquering Gorgon
4. Lion Of Judah
5. Natty Dread In A Greenwich Farm
6. Forward Natty Dread
7. Dance In A Greenwich Farm
8. Gun Court Law
9. Jah Jah A Go Beat Them
10. Jah Jah Me Horn Yah
11. Girl Of My Dreams
12. Natural Facts
13. Help Them O Lord
14. Jah Forgive Me
15. Give Me Love
16. I Shall Not Remove