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Errol Dunkley

Postby j j » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:14 am

Errol Dunkley is an artist I'm really enjoying at the moment & kind of feel he doesn't get the same fame as other singers of his time. Currently I've been listening to his latest Iroko reissue & was wondering what you guys would consider his best roots singles & LP's?
I guess these would come to mind:

You're Gonna Need Me (which I've always hated :oops: )
Repatriation 7"
Created By The Father
Rush Me No Badness 12"
A Little Way Different 12"

I can't recall ever seeing a Best Of or Greatest Hits compilation of his music. I would have thought Trojan Records (or someone? Errol?)would have put out an 'anthology' on him by now.

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Re: Errol Dunkley

Postby j j » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:08 am

Trojan did put one out! missed it :cry:

http://www.roots-archives.com/release/3653
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Re: Errol Dunkley

Postby j j » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:16 am

Thought i'd found a copy , then saw the price :shock: :roll:

http://www.tower.com/ok-fred-best-errol ... /106945514

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Re: Errol Dunkley

Postby skunkride » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:17 am

Darling Ooh is the album to get :

http://www.roots-archives.com/release/1001

Regarding singles i'll just add Militant Man & Keep The Pressure Down (Jimmy Radway production)

Great singer, no doubt
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Re: Errol Dunkley

Postby Iondub79 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:31 am

Errol Dunkley - Keep the Pressure Down
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Re: Errol Dunkley

Postby jay-b » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:56 am

For my money Errol has cut only a few really good tunes over the years - but not as many as you might expect for someone who has been around as long as he has. My favourite 7"

Life is sweet (shacks)
Black Cinderella (fe me time)
Keep the pressure down (fe me time)
Down Below (opportunity)
Movie star (African museum)
You're gonna need me (blank)
Get up now (studio one)
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Re: Errol Dunkley

Postby supplanter » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:51 pm

Militant Man - LP and 12", both great
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Re: Errol Dunkley

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Re: Errol Dunkley

Postby Mark T » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:26 pm

I genuinely like OK Fred, though I've no idea what a yagga-yagga is. Jah Thomas refers to Laurence (sp?) Rowe as dagga-yagga Rowe.
He has a good voice - Dunkley, that is.
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Re: Errol Dunkley

Postby minidub » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:11 pm

errol dunkley remains one of my very favorite singers. I just love how he sings with this style that just sounds effortless.

LP: (haven't heard the entire "militant man", but would really LOVE to)
darling ooh
special request

12":
a little way different
stop the gun shooting (rides skylarking riddim)

7":
love in the house
this train
train to zion
* really feels like I am missing a couple big ones for me...

off the top of my head, these are probably what I enjoy the most .
love his style all the while. :)

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Re: Errol Dunkley

Postby jb welda » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:21 am

12" happiness forgets

note there are two versions of little way different, original one and little way different one later on.

OK Fred is fantastic, maybe overplayed to some, esp in UK, but killer still if you ask me.

I love Mr Dunkleys voice, him and Jackie Edwards are in my top 5 recently. Al Campbell too.

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Re: Errol Dunkley

Postby Mark T » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:29 am

So which is the preferred version of A Little Way Different? That's one that has been on my radar for a while but I don't own a copy.
I see there is a Channel One pressing and the Arawak.
I could Youtube it I suppose.
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Re: Errol Dunkley

Postby jb welda » Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:54 am

Arawak would be the later one, produced by dennis bovell. personally I like the first version best, its a little slower and rootsier, but the second one kind of jumps out at you a little more. original version (as far as I know but one can never be sure!) is on that darling ooh release from Trojan.

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Re: Errol Dunkley

Postby Ringo » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:53 am

To Hell & Forward is his best imo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1tr024ezyI
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Re: Errol Dunkley

Postby Mark T » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:24 pm

Thank you jb, listening to the Trojan version right now via Rdio. It is nice indeed.
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