Derrick Harriott and the Crystalites – The Undertaker (Trojan TBL 114) (1970)

Reggae is, of course, always welcome in the Asbo stereo room, especially when, as at this morning’s Hythe Cricket Club Boot Fair, part of a free-for-a-pahnd offer including the above, an Alvin Ranglin-produced compilation called Reggae Flight 404 and, unrelatedly, a Roy Orbison best of on Monument from 1967.

The Undertaker is a wonderful instrumental rocksteady suite, of sorts, being interspersed with bits of sound effects and Clint Eastwood-esque dialogue. A few bits of ur-dub, in the form of some rather wiggy echo/delay, inform what is basically pure summer skankin’.

The question is: Would I have found such a tasty morsel at a charity store or would it have been selected out for higher price sale?

Published in: on June 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

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