RELEASE DATE : 5 FEVRIER 2018.
Rockers Time Now (3:29) => LISTEN
It's Green & Gold (3:39) ) => LISTEN
African Roots (3:18) ) => LISTEN
Be Holy, My Brothers & Sisters (3:37) => LISTEN
Satta Massagana (3:39) => LISTEN
Stop The Tribal War (3:10) => LISTEN
Declaration Of Rights (3:21) => LISTEN
Lets Give JAH, JAH, Praise (3:05) => LISTEN
I Wish I Could Go On Forever (2:58) => LISTEN
Natty Dreadlocks Stand Up Right (3:22) => LISTEN
Prophecy A-Fulfilled (3:19) => LISTEN
Them Never Love Poor Marcus (3:28) => LISTEN
Get On Down presents an often overlooked crucial reggae release from the 1970s with Johnny Clarke’s “Rockers Time Now.”
The record is a mix of covers and originals, including ethereal versions of the The Abyssinians “Satta Massagana” and “Declaration of Rights,” smash hits on the island just the year before.
“Rockers Time Now” was first issued in 1976, Clarke had just been named artist of the year in Jamaica for the second year in a row. This is just one of three full lengths he released that year as this was a very prolific period for Clarke, in particular from
1974 onward when his output was directed by legendary producer Bunny Lee.
The pairing resulted in a creative energy that resonates to this day. The release was recorded at Channel 1 with Bunny Lee producing, which of course means the band backing the popular Jamaican vocalist was The Aggrovators, which at the time included Robbie Shakespeare, Earl "Chinna" Smith, Augustus Pablo, and Aston “Family Man” Barrett. The release was mixed at King Tubby’s by Osbourne Ruddock…aka King Tubby. Crucial all the way around.
Now is the time to rediscover a classic of the genre, “Rockers Time Now”.