Some more info on ‘Right Time Rockers’ (extracts from the notes to the Sound System release):
“In early 1976 Roy came to Channel One to record a series of tunes on the hardest, most durable riddims of the rockers era. These recordings were not intended for general release, but were “specials” originally intended for exclusive use in the Jamaican sound systems. Eventually much of the material was released in Jamaica on a very rare limited edition lp. The sessions were recorded in the dark early morning hours and they reveal a smokey, relaxed, informal and very improvisational side of Hugh Roy rarely heard away from his live sound system performances. Roy was obviously in great spirits for these sessions, enjoying the familiar riddims and his own facility with them.
“Among the classic Channel One riddims reworked by Hugh Roy on this album are ‘Right Time’, ‘Why Me Black Brother’, ‘I Need A Roof’, ‘Have Mercy’ and others by the Mighty Diamonds. He also conquers the ‘Ali Baba’ riddims by Jackie Edwards and the ‘Dress Back Wicked’ riddim by Earth & Stone.
“Hugh Roy and Sound System would like to thank Leroy Jodie Pearson for the loan of his rare originals”