Linval Thompson

 

Various Artists - Rub A Dub Soldiers - Makkasound - CD

The early to mid eighties is now oh so popular with a lot of companies. Makkasound the French revival label - have had the good idea of searching around for some of the stuff that never made it out the first time. Linval Thompson with a little help from Junjo is the basis of this set. This a great DJ set from all the supers of the time. Fans of the DJ style of that time will be pleased to know that nearly all the styles are represented. Briggy, Demus, Ranking Joe, U.Brown, Sinbad, Toyan, Lee Van Cliff, Billy Boyo (With Little John), Yellowman and Fathead, even Trinity gets a look in. My favourite tracks are the ones from Briggy, simply because I have never heard them before! Demus his old sparring partner on Jack Ruby sound - also sounds very good. A truly great selection. Deejay music at its very best.