Drum Street
7" vinyl single
January 6, 2012

Artist & tune

  • Willi Williams - One More / Herb Alpert - Stepping Version
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The Most High works in mysterious ways. Sometimes, an enduring classic is created by the unlikiest of musical unity. The under recorded Roots singer Willi Williams joined forces with legendary trumpeter Herb Alpert (also the A in A&M Records) and have created an instant jawdropper. The new "One More" on the Drum Street label is a great start to 2013.

Willi Williams has been a fixture in Jamaican music since recording "Calling" for Sir Coxsone at the age of 14. He went on to record, produce, sound system operate and hit huge in 1979 with "Armagideon Time" (Studio One) that has been versioned countless times. He has stayed true to the Roots; releasing "Unity" (Blackstar 1987) "See Me" (Jah Shaka 1993) and "Full Time Love" (Nocturne, 2005). Herb Alpert achieved global acceptance with his Tijuana Brass Band and went into the executive levels thereafter.

"One More" shows Willi has not lost any verve and sounds as fresh and urgent as ever. He pleads the Chosen Few to step outta Babylon in his wicked Dread conversational style. The musicians here are on board with an itally perfect riddim. The addition of Herb Alpert's trumpet skills takes this track to an incredible level! The version allows Herb to roam freely and has to be heard to fully describe. This is a powerful song on all levels.

"One More" is a concept that works beyond the parameters of expectations. One of the most powerful and energetic tunes to come out inna long time. This is Willi's new answer to "Armagideon Time". Do not miss out on this very limited pressing. GO DEH!