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I was listening to the Jesus Dread box the other day and got stuck on the magnificent "Chant Jah Victory" with Errol Alphonso on vocals. When coming to think of it I cant come to recall any other tune he've done. Or are there more tunes out there with this singer?
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If I remember correctly he was a gunman and he was killed shortly after recording "Chant Jah Victory".
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'Chant Jah Victory' was originally released on Hot City as 'Jah Love' in 1974. It was then released in 2000 on a Vivian Jackson (JA) 12" and in 2006 on a Vivian Jackson (JA) 7". Both the latter are remastered and the 2006 release is longer than the original 7" release.
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so does a correctly labeled press of "chant jah victory" on Hot City exist? looks like no?
and related question, is there a pressing labeled "jah love" that actually plays that tune and not errol alphonso?
and if so, which tune is it, "love of jah" or "warn the nation" ? (assuming it's a altered titling of one of those and not another tune altogether!)
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I had a 70s press on prophet label correctly labelled.. Theres a Leroy smart cut on a showcase lp too..called I am not a king.
»Chant Jah Victory« was also released with dub in 1976 on an LP called Twelve Tribes of Israel on the Lucky label. Same label that released Yabby You's Ram-A-Dam.
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For what it's worth, a little extra info on the Prophets 7" release of "Chant Jah Victory": the date on the label is 1975, and the "Chanting Version" side is credited to the Soul Syndicate.
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Another sad tale behind a killer tune. Have had the 12" for some time and love it to bits.
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