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19th March 2013

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Cedric Im Brooks (1977)

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matrix: (i) DB115, (ii) SOL 1134

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Cedric Im Brooks

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Cedric Im Brooks (1989)

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matrix: SO 00330/SR 003300

1989 remix in mono with two additional untitled tracks, Right On Rasta and Drunken Sailor Version - making 12 tracks in total (despite what it might say on the sleeve and the label). Note that Free Man is repeated on Side 1 in place of Father Forgive.

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Glory To Sound (Sounds Almighty); Give Rasta Glory; Free Man (Born A Freeman); Walking Through (Knocking At My Door); Free Man (Born A Freeman); Right On Rasta (Beat Down Babylon) // Right Time (Pack Up); Smiley (College Rock); Why Can't I (God I God I Say); Idle Berg (Skylarking); Picture On The Wall; (Drunken Sailor Version)

Glory To Sound (Sounds Almighty); Give Rasta Glory; Father Forgive (Declaration Of Rights); Walking Through (Knocking At My Door); Free Man (Born A Freeman) // Right Time (Pack Up); Smiley (College Rock); Why Can't I (God I God I Say); Idle Berg (Skylarking); Picture On The Wall

(i) Original Jamaican issue, split stereo, (ii) re-issue, conventional stereo (central mix). Also released on the Winro label.

Superb collection of roots instrumentals augmented and enhanced by Cedric 'Im' Brooks soulful sax overdubs. The sleeve notes say it all: "It is roots music solid, steady with cool tenor styling, nostalgic dance hall echoes of a time past yet full of present day appreciations."

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Glory To Sound (Sounds Almighty); Give Rasta Glory; Father Forgive (Declaration Of Rights); Walking Through (Knocking At My Door); Free Man (Born A Freeman) // Right Time (Pack Up); Smiley (College Rock); Why Can't I (God I God I Say); Idle Berg (Skylarking); Picture On The Wall

Later (1980s?) repress of the stereo mix with the Brentford Road, Kingston address on Side 1 of the label, and the Coxsones Music City, Brooklyn address on Side 2. The sleeve illustration is printed over a red background rather than orange.

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