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Artist > Larry Lawrence aka Larry Ethnic

Postby benja » Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:56 pm

I just came accross this album on roots-archives.com...

Larry Ethnic Meets The Wailers

says its a comp of productions by Larry Lawrence. I see he's the one that produced dub albums by the Ethnic Fight Band.

Anyone know anything about him?
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Postby Anonymous » Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:05 pm

Yes, he runs a food place in Brixton these days.

The Ethnic Fight label is full of killers such as Jah T All Stars "My Days Are Coming", Frankie J "Lock Me In Jail", Al Brown's "No Soul Today", Dennis Alcapone's "Brixton Town Hall" amongst others.

He also licenced a lot of tunes from Lee Perry and Niney.

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Postby JV » Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:22 pm

Larry Lawrence who made a couple of sides for Clancy Eccles in the late 60's or early 70's is a different guy from Ethnic. This other Larry Lawrence was none other than the late George Faith.
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Postby Ringo » Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:25 am

I had a chat to him a couple of weeks ago at his shop (My Father's Place on Coldharbour Lane, purveyor of the finest veggie patties in Brixton). A very nice and friendly bloke, he told me he still gets a lot of visits from American and Japanese collectors looking for tunes.

Most of his stuff I know is lovers or roots. If anyone would like to add to Gordon's list of his best roots productions/licenced tunes I'd be interested to see it.
My additions:

Junior Byles - Bury O Boy (Ethnic Fight)
Barrington Spence - Falling In Love For The First Time (Ethnic Fight)
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Postby Jackie Pablo » Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:22 pm

JV wrote

> Larry Lawrence who made a couple of sides for Clancy Eccles in the late 60's or early 70's is a different guy from Ethnic.

Larry Lawerence had a few labels - Ethnic, Ethnic Fight & Larry's. He licensed music from various producers but as far as I know was not an artist himself.

The label for 'See Me' (Clandisc) credits Larry Lawerence as artist but this is incorrect, as the singer was actually Earl George aka George Faith.

The confusion stems from Clancy's mis-credits.
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Postby 3pan1 » Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:56 pm

:roll: ...

two early sweet Black Ark vocals can be found on Larries'
Fight FT12 You Are Mine and In The Mood, both by a group
called The Unforgettables or Soul Inflations.
Herb Vendor by Horse Mouth and Give Thanks by Delroy
'Butler' Denton of the Silvertones on FT10 already have legendary status :mrgreen:
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Postby Jackie Pablo » Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:22 pm

Some 7" additions (& doubles) to Gordon & 3pan1's list:

Mash Finger - King Scratch & The Silvertones (Lee Perry / L Lawrence)
Mash Version - King Scratch & The Silvertones & Soul Syndicate (Lee Perry / L Lawrence)
Reaction - Junior Delgado / Hibbert (Larry Lawrence)
Reaction Rocker - Wailers (Larry Lawrence)
Creative Version - Augustus Pablo & Super 8 Corporation (Half Moon)
Creation - Joe Higgs (Half Moon)
Give Thanks - Delroy Butler (Lee Perry)
Herb Vendor - Horse Mouth (Lee Perry)
Big Tongue Buster - unknown DJ not Leo Graham (Lee Perry)
Blind Man - George Barrett (Larry Lawrence)
Love Ballad - Freddie McGregor (Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith)
Once In My Life - Jackie Paris & The Wailers Band (Larry Lawrence)
Rocket Baby - Al Campbell (Larry Lawrence)
So Ashamed - Tony Brevett (Lloyd Campbell)
Black Board Jungle - Reggae Crusaders (Lloyd Campbell)
Bur Boy - Junior Byles (Niney)

12"
In The Mood / Dub - Natural Mystics (Natural Mystics)
Runaway Love / Dub - Natural Mystics (Natural Mystics)

Some of the production credits, especially for L Lawrence might be wrong.

Rocket Baby is actually a cover of 'Rock It Babe' / 'Rock It Baby'
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Postby Werner » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:08 pm

I was fortunate enough a little while ago to obtain the dub LPs "Out of one man comes many dubs" and "Music Explosion" by the Ethnic Fight Band, on Ethnic label, produced by Larry Lawrence. Both are great!
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Postby Werner » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:10 pm

or, actually, on Ethnic Fight label.
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Postby Anonymous » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:42 pm

some of his productions are available from reggaerevive.com

check out some of the sidney rodgers 45s - excellent singer.
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