Gussie Presenting I-Roy (1973)

“In reality, by the time Gussie Presenting I-Roy arrived, the DJ needed no introduction — he was already one of the hottest toasters on the scene. This, his debut album, was virtually a hits collection, and any tracks that weren’t hits would be soon enough. Initially seen as little more than copying his bigger brethren, I-Roy had swiftly developed into a mature and distinctive talent. His conversational style was far removed from his contemporaries, as his powerful toast on ‘Black Man’s Time’ perfectly illustrated. That song is the album’s centerpiece, and was produced by Gussie Clarke. Built around the ‘Slaving’ rhythm, it opened with a long spoken intro, unique at the time. …”

YouTube: Peace – (Presenting I Roy) , Red Gold & Green, Black Man Time, Smile like an angel, Screw Face, The First Cut Is The Deepest, Tourism Is My Business, Tripe Girl, Cow Town Skank, Lloyd parks – slaving + version extended


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