Observation Station – Niney the Observer (1991)

“The golden touch of producer Winston ‘Niney’ Holness is on vivid display throughout this compilation of rare and classic reggae sides from the ’70s. Niney has worked with many of Jamaica’s top male vocalists, including Michael Rose, represented by an early version of ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ (recorded in the ’80s as a member of Black Uhuru with production by Sly & Robbie), ‘cool ruler’ Gregory Issacs with ‘PayMaster,’ and Dennis Brown, one of Niney’s most frequent collaborators, with ‘No More Will I Roam.’ One vocalist who most definitely does not make an appearance is Bob Marley, who accused Niney of plagiarism when he released his biggest hit, ‘Blood and Fire’ (which he performed as well as produced).”

YouTube: Tumbling Down, Pure Illusion, Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner, Blood And Fire, No More Will I Roam


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