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Article ID CD-7804
Format CD
Artist Aston 'Family Man' Barrett & The Wailers Band
Title Soul Constitution: Instrumentals & Dubs 1971-1982
Track list
Pos. Sample Artist Title Riddim Remarks
1 MP3 sample Aston 'Family Man' Barrett Soul Constitution
2 MP3 sample Aston 'Family Man' Barrett & Knotty Roots Distant Drums
3 MP3 sample Aston 'Family Man' Barrett & The Rebel Arms Eastern Memphis
4 MP3 sample Max Edwards Gideons High
5 MP3 sample Aston 'Family Man' Barrett & Dizzy Cell Block 11
6 MP3 sample The Wailers Guided Missile
7 MP3 sample The Wailers Work
8 MP3 sample Aston 'Family Man' Barrett & The Rebel Arms Family Man Skank
9 MP3 sample Aston 'Family Man' Barrett & The Rebel Arms Dub Combination
10 MP3 sample Aston 'Family Man' Barrett Cobra Style (Disco Mix)
11 MP3 sample Aston 'Family Man' Barrett Well Pleased (Disco Mix)
12 MP3 sample Aston 'Family Man' Barrett & The Rebel Arms Tribute To Y Mas Gan
13 MP3 sample The Wailers Rebel Am I
14 MP3 sample Aston 'Family Man' Barrett & Knotty Roots Distant Drums Version
15 MP3 sample Gideon All Stars Ixes
16 MP3 sample Aston 'Family Man' Barrett & The Rebel Arms Steppers Rock
Style(s) Reggae
Label Dub Store Records DSR-CD-022
Country JP - Japan
Quality m/m
Remarks Aston 'Family Man' Barrett is much more than just one of the most renowned reggae bass players of all time. As the bassist of choice for Bob Marley and the Wailers from 1969 up until Marley's untimely passing, Barrett acted as chief musical arranger and bandleader for the Wailers, greatly altering the course of reggae in the process. He has also been one of the most important Jamaican session musicians, beginning with the Hippie Boys in the late 1960s, and after helping reggae to become better established internationally as a member of Lee 'Scratch' Perry's Upsetters band, he also performed bass duties for a range of noteworthy producers, including Bunny Lee and Keith Hudson, among many others. What is less known, but equally important, is that Family Man produced some of the most challenging and experimental reggae of the 1970s and 80s, issuing unique works in small quantity in Jamaica on a range of short-lived record labels. Soul Constitution collects the best of Family Man's instrumental and dub output, issued between 1972 and 1982. Aside from a few early tracks recorded at Randy's studio in the heart of downtown Kingston, much of the work was crafted at the rehearsal room of the original Tuff Gong, based at Marley's uptown home at 56 Hope Road; some of these works have the very first instances of a drum machine being used in reggae, and all are marked by the supreme musicianship and unorthodox production techniques that has made Family Man's releases greatly prized by reggae collectors. Several of the tracks are appearing for the first time on long-playing LP and CD format, and most come complete with stripped-down dub counterparts.
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