Various artists album review
Bamboo Fence & Curry Goat / Foundation Dancehall
Black Solidarity
19 - 06 - 1999

Tracking list

  1. Cornell Campbell - Two Face Rasta
  2. Rod Taylor - The Lord Is My Light
  3. Robert French - Set Me Free
  4. George Nooks - Crucial Corporal
  5. Triston Palma - Spliff Tail
  6. Cornell Campbell - Drifter
  7. Ronnie Davis - Lady Love
  8. Sammy Dread - Righteous Dread
  9. Tony Tuff - Never Trouble Trouble
  10. Sugar Minott - Every Man Want
  11. Michael Palmer - Mr. Landlord
  12. Robert French - Bad Boy Posse
  13. Triston Palma - Funny Lover
  14. Philip Fraser - Lonely Feeling
  15. Michael Palmer - String Up The Sound System
  16. Don Carlos - Spread Out
  17. Don Evans - Trouble In This World
  18. Neville Brown - Prophecy
  19. Ronnie Davis - I'm Staying Here With You
  20. Horace Andy - Quit Place
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4 Sound quality : 3/4 Sleeve : 3/4

'Bamboo Fence & Curry Goat' is a handy collection of roots and lovers tunes from producers Bunny Lee and Ossie Thomas from the late 70s to the early 80s. Ossie Thomas released a string of raw dancehall hits in the early 80s on his Black Solidarity label, which he owned in partnership with Triston Palma. Featured here are brilliant tracks by Cornell Campbell, Two Face Rasta and Drifter, Triston Palma with the title track of the Spliff Tail album and the lovers tune Funny Lover. Rod Taylor delivers a highly spiritual track entitled The Lord Is My Light, whilst Sammy Dread brings the superb rasta anthem Righteous Dread. Also present is the well known Spread Out by Don Carlos, Horace Andy with his rendition of The Paragons' Man Next Door and dancehall star Michael Palmer with Mr. Landlord over the 'Get In The Groove' riddim.
All tracks were recorded at King Tubby's, Channel One, Tuff Gong and Dynamic Sounds.

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