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The Inspirational Sounds Of - Jah Works - CD

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This compilation is selected by perch.
The UK Roots scene is a spirited underground representation of Jamaican studio techniques as filtered through the cheap recording technology boom of the last two decades. In short it is generally a story of creative and intuitive use of studio equipment by often self educated recording engineers. Rej Forte has risen out of the UK scene as a master producer creating some of the most moving and lasting roots music ever produced in the UK.
Rej Forte's productions do what real music truly should, transport the listener to a magical place. Using a range of vocalists he has refined his art, with the mellow vibe of his work with respected band leader GT Moore, the strident female energy of Donette Forte or the cool cynical edges of Martin Campbell's social commentary, Rej's productions carry the weight and produce the magic.

Tracklist and Credits

1) Wicked Rule - Martin Campbell
( M Campbell) Recorded and mixed at Channel One, UK
12" single first issued 1990 Raggadelic label.
2) Got To Pray - Martin Campbell
(M Campbell) Recorded and mixed at Channel One, UK
7" single Jah Works label 1991
3) Carrion Bird - Hi Tec Roots Dynamics
(D Forte) Recorded and mixed at Channel One, UK
From 'One Foundation' Cassette only
first ever Jah Works release
4) Quick March - Roots Crusaders
(D Forte) recorded and mixed at Channel One, UK/Seventh Sense studio
2000 previously unreleased
5) Turn Israel - GT Moore
(GT Moore) Recorded and mixed at Channel One, UK/Ripoff studio
10" single 1995 Jah Works/Roots Records
6) Turn Israel Dub - GT & the Roots Crusaders
(GT Moore) Recorded and mixed at Channel One, UK
original dubplate, previously unreleased
7) Aba Pickney - Roots Crusaders
(D Forte) Recorded and mixed at Channel One, UK
7" single 1993 Jah Works/Abba Pickney
8) Turn To Jah - Donette & The Roots Dynamics
(D Forte) Recorded and mixed at Channel One, UK
Dub of unused track from 'Wilderness' sessions.
9) Ganja Flower Dub - GT Moore
(GT Moore) Recorded and mixed at Channel One, UK/Ripoff studio
Dub from the unreleased 10" single
10)Richman - Martin Campbell
(M Campbell) Recorded and mixed at Channel One, UK
7" single Jah Works 1991
11)Rhythm Of Resistance - Donette Forte
(D Forte) Recorded and mixed at Channel One, UK
12" single 1991 Jah Works label
12)Dub Man Dub - Jah Rej
(D Forte) Recorded and mixed at Channel One, UK/Seventh Sense studio
13)Who Can We Run To? - Martin Campbell
(M Campbell) Recorded and mixed at Channel One, UK/Seventh Sesnse studio
2001 Dubplate remix
14)Who Are You? - Seventh Sense featuring Mene Man
(D Forte) Recorded and mixed at Seventh Sense studio
12" single 1997 Jah Works/Papa J label
15)Who Are You Dub - Seventh Sense
(D Forte) Recorded and mixed at Seventh Sense studio
Dub plate mix
16)Tenement Dub - Albaroot meet Jah Works
(D Forte) Recorded and mixed at Seventh Sense studio
From the album 'Pick It Up' Albaroot meets Jah Works