The Revivers are a collection of veteran musicians from the southern California Ska/Reggae scene featuring members of The Debonaires, The Skeletones, and See Spot. Their dedication to “reviving” the sounds of early Jamaican Reggae from the late 60′s and early 70′s can be heard through their authentic renditions of classic hits and obscure rarities. Regrouping in 2009, they have already shared the stage with such Reggae legends as Michael Rose, The Mighty Diamonds, Ska pioneer Eric “Monty” Morris, as well as contemporary favorites Hepcat, and The Aggrolites. They were recently given the honor of being the backing band for The Wailing Souls, Ras Michael, and Angelo Moore of Fishbone. This 5 song limited edition 10″ EP on JUMP UP will show you what an exciting new force in the Reggae/Ska scene they are! From scorching organ drenched skinhead reggae instrumentals to an early reggae rendition of HELLO DOLLY, these cats can really play that REVIVAL REGGAE. Influences: Dave Barker, Jackie Mittoo, Lauren Aitken, The Upsetters, GG All-Stars, Prince Buster, Harry J-All Stars, Desmond Dekker, Ken Boothe, The Yardbrooms and countless others. But for the most part, Jamaican reggae from Studio One, Treasure Isle, Lee Perry (Black Ark), and Prince Buster (Voice of the People)
Hand stamped, limited to 500 copies!
A track by track review by LAWLESS STREET:
Here’s the 10 Inch rundown.
Side A –
“Come Into My Parlour” – This is an “adults only” style tune originally by The Bleechers, produced by Lee Perry and released as a single in 1969 on the Upsetter label, it was also released on Vol. 2 of the popular Tighten Up series.
“Ramble” – This rare instrumental tune originally by The Dynamites is hard to come by on vinyl, but it can be found on the Clancy Eccle’s compilation CD Nyah Reggae Rock, on the Jamaican Gold label.
“My Desire” – This is a powerful vocal tune by the obscure group The Yardbrooms. Originally released on Trojan as a single, which has been a favorite sought after by DJ’s and collectors.
Side B –
“Black Panther” – Another scorching instrumental released in the Uk on the Duke label by Sir Collins & The Black Diamonds in 1969, this rare single was recently re-released and made popular by Trojan on the Haunted House box set.
“Hello Dolly” – Another 1969 release on the Upsetter label by Pat Satchmo, this version of the classic show tune made popular by Louis Armstrong in 1964 is a tribute to his raspy, deep vocal stylings.
We’ll leave you with a video of a live performance of “My Desire”. See more videos at the Reggae 69 website.
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