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Lacksley Castell – Morning Glory (1982)

Posted in Channel One, Lacksley Castell with tags , on July 19, 2016 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“Classic 1982 set from the late lamented youth singer Lacksley Castell produced by Robert Palmer for Negus Roots, recorded at Tuff Gong and Channel One with members of The Revolutionaries and We The People and recently digitally mixed and mastered at Mafia & Fluxy by Gussie P. Features the classic roots anthem Mr. Government Man.”
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YouTube: Morning Glory | 12″ Negus Roots 1982 (Full Album)

Hugh Mundell Featuring Lacksley Castell – Jah Fire (1980)

Posted in Augustus Pablo, Hugh Mundell, Lacksley Castell, Prince Jammy with tags , , , on July 1, 2016 by 1960s: Days of Rage

Hugh Mundell - Jah Fire
“Reissue of this excellent Prince Jammy produced combination LP between two youth singers of the day; Hugh Mundell, fresh from his classic work with Augustus Pablo, and cohort Lacksley Castell. Both their young lives were tragically cut short, Mundell in a shooting incident and Castell by natural causes, both in 1983, only two years after this album was originally released. Both singers are featured across a clutch of typical Jammy’s rhythms of the day, two or three originating with Striker Lee, with Mundell’s powerful title track, aka Bottomless Pit, on one of Jammy’s best rhythms, being the standout.”
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YouTube: Be My Princess Lady, Jah Fire, Walk With Jah, King Of Israel, Million Miles, My Woman Can, You Over There, Black Sheep, Million Dub, King Pablo Dub, Pablo In Moonlight City Dub

Lacksley Castell (1959 – 1983)

Posted in Augustus Pablo, Hugh Mundell, Junior Reid, Lacksley Castell, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Prince Jammy with tags , , , , , on June 29, 2016 by 1960s: Days of Rage

Wikipedia – “Lacksley Castell, sometimes misspelled Laxley, Lacksly, Lasky or Locksley Castel (1959 – 1983) was a Jamaican reggae singer best known for his work in the early 1980s. Lacksley Castell was born in 1959, although some sources claim 1962. Growing up in Kingston‘s Waterhouse district, along with artists such as Black Uhuru and The Travellers, Lacksley recorded in what was known as the ‘Waterhouse style’. Castell became friends with Hugh Mundell who helped both him and his friend Junior Reid to get started in the music business. That resulted in Castell’s first single releases in 1978, ‘Babylon World’ and ‘Love in Your Heart’, recorded with Augustus Pablo. In 1979, he recorded ‘Jah Love Is Sweeter’ at Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry‘s Black Ark Studios, which was a pre-release reggae chart hit in the United Kingdom in August 1979, with ‘What a Great Day’ (produced by Prince Jammy) making the top five of the reggae 12-inch singles chart the same month. …”
YouTube: “Babylon World” and “Babylon Fall (version)”, Love In Your Heart, What a Great Day (& dub), Jah Love Is Sweeter + King Tubby’s Mix, My Collie Tree, African Queen, Unkind To Myself + Dub (NEGUS ROOTS), Jah Is Watching You, Government Man + Sly & Robbie – Dub The Government, Speak Softly, Tug A War Games, Johnny Brown + Version, Jah-Children (& Dub), Mother Mitchell (Far East Riddim), & Gregory Isaacs – Clash 12inch

Lacksley Castell – Babylon World / Babylon Fall Version (1978)

Posted in Augustus Pablo, Dub, Lacksley Castell, Rockers with tags , , , on March 11, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

YouTube: Babylon World /Babylon Fall (version)