There are plenty of discussions about this comp on the French reggae forums. Espacialy since the copyright problame surface.
To be honest I listen to it 2 weeks ago but didn't buy it then. The sound quality is not that good (I listened to it thru headphones) and the tune are good but not really top tunes (IMO). I wanted to wait until it surface on second hand shops. Well, due to the issue I bought it and made some search about this so called unknown artists.
After some search (about one hour) I identify some producers for sure and found some infos that may help to find the other prods... Well, it raise a question: do they really searched? I mean if they had search (simply RKR, Tapir & google for a start) it would have been impossible for them to say "this artists are obscure". I can add that after this research, I fully understand why they have to face legal problems. They rip off some well known prod / reggae business who are still in activity for most of them.
Here are info I found
Aston Gayle's tune appeared on the Jah Lion label (UK). No need to be a reggae expert to know that it is one of Winston Curtis' label. I can add that this label is still in activity cause Penny Reel said on the previous board that he met WE and Winston gave him the CD reissue of the "20 Pieces of Dub" set (or a title like that).
The Psalms' tune on Sonic Sound could be a Gaylad tune as they used this name during the 70's (as well as Rightous Foundation). Perhaps a J Ruby prod? Not sure tho'
Basil Thompson's on the Uhuru label could be identified easily for a French cause this label (with the very same design) reappeared 1 year ago thanx a crew based in Dijon (France). It is a Calvin Cameron prod (whoever is AC). There is a french adress on the label and a simple phone call would have give the Makasound crew some serious info.
Check this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW
Cherry on the cake, the Upright Foundation's tune is credited on RKR with matrix. Prod is Clive Chin, and even if they don't have RKR a silple look at the Mat# would provide the info (mat# CChin 6321).
For the other artists they appeared on RKR so they are not that obscure, even if their name are not famous.
The point is I feel that all this "wanted" thing is a pure marketing stuff. At least it show a lacke of serious in their research IMO.