EW1974 - FREDDIE MCKAY - WON'T GET AWAY 7" (IMPACT!)
BE-010 - PETER BROGGS - VAMPIRE (VANK OUT) 7" (QUARTER MILE)
CC6361 - UPRIGHT FOUNDATION - WOLF IN SHEEP CLOTHING 7" (WISDOM SOUNDS)
HM3167 - N. ELLIOTT & N. BAILEY - PEOPLE LET LOVE SHINE (MORNING STAR) B/W THE JET SETS - TOO MUCH 7" (AFRO)
Clive Chin needs no introduction as a producer, a man with nuff classics in his catalog, and plenty big tunes rightfully available. But the Bond Export crew always comes with a list of tune that must come a road, and that list surely includes plenty from Clive. So here's our first batch of exclusive releases from the vaults of Clive Chin, straight from master tape. Freddie McKay's "Won't Get Away" is the next cut to Dennis Brown's immortal "Foot of the Mountain", produced by Clive & his friend Eddie Wong for Eddie's Downtown label. Clive reissued this tune 10+ years ago and it's been sadly long unavailable since, making it's grand return now, alongside several other great Freddie McKay tunes available from DKR & Bond Export. Next and similarly, Peter Broggs' "Vampire" aka "Vank Out" was also reissued some years back, but was available all too briefly, gone in the blink of an eye. Produced by original Randy's Record Mart man, the late Morris "CB" Edwards for his Quarter Mile label, this is Brogg's first ever tune, originally released under his right name of Henry James. High caliber '70s roots, finally available again. Last but certainly not least for this batch, "Wolf in Sheep Clothing" by the Upright Foundation. This was a short-lived group featuring two-thirds of the Gaylads, and this phenomenal piece of Burning Spear-esque roots was produced by Clive for his Wisdom Sounds label in the mid '70s. Reissued for the first time here, this tune is totally infectious and should go straight into the '70s roots harmony classics canon.
Pressed exclusively for Bond Export, directly from master tape, one of the best early roots tunes, from Harry Mudie's Afro label. N. Elliott and Noel Bailey's "People Let Love Shine" was released in 1972, and its somber but positive tone and killer organ sound make it a masterpiece of early roots. This tune is also commonly known by the name "Morning Star", as it was released in Jamaica with this title on the Globe imprint. Here backed with "Too Much" by the Jet Sets, a wicked instrumental on a similar rhythm.
Freddie McKay - Won't Get Away
Freddie McKay - Won't Get Away DUB
Peter Broggs - Vampire (Vank Out)
Peter Broggs - Vampire (Vank Out) DUB
Upright Foundation - Wolf in Sheep Clothing
Upright Foundation - Where Wolf Version
N. Elliott & N. Bailey - People Let Love Shine (Morning Star)
The Jet Sets - Too Much