Horace Andy + Winston Jarrett on Atra

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Horace Andy + Winston Jarrett on Atra

Postby David » Sat Jan 15, 2005 5:13 pm

Just bought that LP on Atra: Earth Must be Hell, featering songs by Horace Andy and others by Winston Jarrett. Sounds very nice, produced by Familyman. Theres a text on the backcover by a man called Sebastian Clarke (owner of atra as it appears), saying that it is the year 1974. However, below it says it was issued in 1988.

My question: How long did Atra exist? I though it was only shortliving in the middle 70ies?

And, well, of course I wonder if thats a rare record.......
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Postby Jackie Pablo » Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:42 pm

There is plenty of very useful info about Atra's output on Tapir's great site.
http://www.xs4all.nl/~tapirs/
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Postby Nicholas » Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:09 pm

Sebastian Clarke wrote articles for various newspapers and in 1980 he published the book Jah Music, which was the first "intellectual" book about reggae.
I don't think he had something to do with Atra. I could be wrong.

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Postby benja » Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:46 am

This and it's dub companion are quite nice... No info, but definately an interesting piece of work by Familyman
http://www.algoriddim.org
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Postby ephteeay » Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:20 am

i know of only 80s releases by atra

keith hudson (i think ...also possibly from 88(?)), hugh mundell 'arise'.. this one you mention
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Postby Dadi Digi » Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:30 am

I too have this LP and it was Penny Reel that told us on the old board that all material on this set was in fact recorded in the 70's although Atra did release the LP in 88. Nice comp too, you can really hear that Carly and Family man influence on some of ther riddims.
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Postby Anonymous » Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:18 am

I was just listening to it last night and was curious how it could be released in the 80s as it definetelly got a sound from much earlier period...Finally a valuable information from you Kilty...
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Postby Jackie Pablo » Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:30 pm

Atra must have changed ownership a couple of times over the years. The current press of 'Flesh Of My Skin Blood Of My Blood' is on Atra / Basic Replay (originally released 1974).

They seem to have their catalogue numbers mixed up as well as their dates.

ATRALP 1001 = Torch Of Freedom - Keith Hudson
ATRALP 1001 = Earth Must Be Hell - Wayne Jarrett, Horace Andy & The Wailers

and no titles for

ATRALP 1004
ATRALP 1009
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Postby David » Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:22 pm

thanks for all that, it is indeed a nice album, surely recorded in the 70ies, and at least I've never heard this titles anywhere else. They might have been released on singles before......well, however, I surely shall enjoy the music.
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