Bobby Ellis

Bobby Ellis - Shaka - Dub Plate - 1984

Over the last decade U.S. labels such as Nighthawk, Alligator, Heartbeat and Shanachie, have brought attention to some of the talent working in the music for many years. Now another label can be added to that list - Dub Plate. For they have released a truly magnificent album from one of reggae's finest trumpet players - Bobby Ellis. Produced by Bobby Alphonso Baily, 'Shaka' is like a musical history lesson. Every form of reggae music's present on this album but not in a way that tries to recreate past styles.