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Cornell Campbell
I Shall Not Remove 1975 - 80

In a scene blessed with great voices, Cornell Campbell's distinctive tenor / falsetto is one of the best-loved. Having made classics like 'Stars' and 'Queen Of The Minstrels' for Coxsone, Cornell went on to become even more successful with hitmaker Bunny Lee in the 1970s. Included in this compilation are hits like 'Natty Dread In A Greenwich Town', 'Bandulu' and the complete 'Gorgon' song series. Deejays Dr Alimantado and the late Ranking Dread also make guest appearances.




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1The Gorgon [extended] 4:10
2The Gorgon Speaks [extended] 5:48
3The Conquering Gorgon 3:16
4Lion Of Judah [extended] 6:00
5I Shall Not Remove [extended] 4:02
6Natty Dread In A Greenwich Town [extended] 5:59
7Forward Natty Dread [extended] 5:13
8Dance In A Greenwich Farm [megamix] 7:04
9part two: The Chalice Blaze - Dr Alimantado
10part three: Dancing Roots - King Tubby & the Aggrovators
11Two Face Rasta [extended] 5:21
12Righteous Rastaman [extended] 4:40
13Bandulu / Hard Time featuring Ranking Dread 6:51

What the press say:

This collection covers the period when Cornell Campbell was recording under the great Bunny Lee, pioneer of the percussion-driven flying-cymbal sound. Lee Scratch Perry and Augustus Pablo may have been making names for themselves overseas, but this is the sound that was lighting up Kingston dancehalls in the mid-Seventies. Balmy old rhythms reappropriated, revamped and revitalised in true Jamaican style; hi-hats hissing like snakes in Eden; and Campbell's achingly tender, almost hymnal, voice. All in all it's an acquired taste, but one worth getting. Ned Denny, London Metro, January 27 2000

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