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4th Street Orchestra - Ah Who Seh? Go-Deh! (1LP Coloured Vinyl)

£29.99

  • Released:  29.09.2023
  • Label:  Music On Vinyl
  • Genre:  Reggae
  • Catalogue No:  MOVLP3409C
  • Barcode:  8719262028838

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Description

Founded in 1971, Matumbi was among the earliest and best British reggae bands. They did, however, also record under different guises, including The 4th Street Orchestra. In their acclaimed Rough Guide to Reggae, Steve Barrow and Peter Dalton rate this album (and its counterpart Leggo! Ah-Fi-We-Dis) as "the best showcase for Matumbi's talents".

This release marks the first LP reissue of this genuine UK roots-monument since 1976. Original member Dennis 'Blackbeard' Bovell (of LKJ and Dub Band fame) knew the local sound system-scene like the back of his hand and most tracks on Ah Who Seh? Go Deh! were initially cut as exclusive 'specials' for his own Jah Sufferer sound system and for fellow soundmen.

Hardly anyone hearing these tunes at reggae parties or would have guessed they didn't originate in Kingston but were recorded in London. And neither did many who bought the records when they were released a few years later. That's hardly surprising, as the material Bovell & Co churned out could easily compete with the toughest output of their Jamaican counterparts. A splendid version of the 1970 Kingstonians smash "Singer Man" is the most familiar tune here.

But it's the band's own outstanding, heavyweight roots tunes like "Jah Chase Dem" or "Za-Ion", their versions popping up later in true sound system style for maximum impact, that will have reggae fans prick up their ears.

Tracklist

1. Ah Who Seh

2. Za-Ion

3. Jah Chase Dem

4. Half Way to Za-Ion

5. Run Dem Out

6. Out-A-Order

7. Sing-A-Man

8. Go Deh

9. Rite Dem

10. Raw Kut

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