Charlie's Records
7" Vinyl / Digital Single
February 5, 2012

Artist & tune

  • Sylford Walker - United / McPullish - Stronger In Dub
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"United", the 7" vinyl single (also available as digital download) from respected classic roots reggae singer Sylford Walker, who got his start in 1975 with the Joe Gibbs anthem "Burn Babylon" and then achieved fame when he teamed up with producer/musician Glen Brown, is done in collaboration with Carlton McPullish. The latter is a young producer/musician/songwriter from the US, who has managed to create a distinctive sound for his production as can be heard on the 2008 released 'one riddim' cd "Back To Mount Zion" and other production works that then followed.

Voiced in Jamaica and mixed at Dub Cove Studio in Buda, Texas, Sylford Walker rides the "Girleen" riddim in fine style. Sylford Walker's raspy sounding vocal style and conscious lyrical delivery comes on top of a riddim that incorporates a nice skanking organ sound, a heavy bass line and hard hitting drum patterns. The flipside contains McPullish's mindblowing dub of the "Girleen" riddim called "Stronger In Dub", an effort that deserves to be heard by any self-respecting dubhead.

All in all a marvellous tune from Sylford Walker and an awesome dub effort from McPullish!