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Official reissue of two “lost” albums from Boris Gardiner, Jamaican bass player, bandleader, songwriter, singer and producer. Reissued under Gardiner’s guidance.
Tracklist: Vol. 1
A1 GIMMY DUB
A2 FREEDOM ROOTS
A3 EXPRESSION DUB
A4 RIDER ROOTS
A5 CLAY DUB
B1 THE TRAIN ROOTS
B2 MINE DUB
B3 RACKING ROOTS
B4 LOVE DUB
B5 PAYING ROOTS
Boris Gardiner (Bass), Alvin Haughton (Percussion), Saxie (Alto Saxophone), Earl “16” Daley (Vocals), Joe Cooper (Keyboards), Errol Walker (Vocals), Junior Douglas (Drums), Billy Johnson (Guitar), Parra (Trumpet).
Contains extensive booklet, with Jeff Mao detailing Gardiner’s career and the 70s Jamaican music industry. Unpublished photos and ephemera.
Original sessions produced by Alty East and Boris Gardiner
Produced for reissue by Eothen Alapatt
Art direction by Errol F. Richardson
Restoration and remastering by Jason Bitner
LP, Digital. 2022. NA 5239.