Recorded at the turn of the '70s in the Bronx for Lloyd Bullwackie's legendary Wackies label, this overlooked set from Jamaican icon Andy is a masterpiece of fiery, dubbed-out soul. After a string of successful records on the Studio One label, Andy recorded this collection of old classics done anew ("Money Money") and startling originals ("Spying Glass," later covered by Massive Attack) with the massively underrated Wackies in-house band. His haunting falsetto has rarely sounded this good, suggesting both the innocent awe of a child and the gritty, weary tone of someone who's seen it all.
By Hua Hsu on 11.01.05 in Reviews
Were it not for Germany's minimal techno pioneers Basic Channel, all traces of Bronx transplant Lloyd "Bullwackie" Barnes'storied Wackies label might have disappeared into the ether. Barnes and Basic Channel have...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.11.14 in Features
Five music critics discuss the best, worst, and most significant moments in Latin music this year.
By Michaelangelo Matos on 12.08.14 in Reviews
For all the quality mining of African oldies over three and a half decades, it's not as if the coffers have been exhausted. Far from it, especially judging from this nonstop display of one of the great bands of the Congo...
By Claire Lobenfeld on 11.29.14 in News
Spice, Jamaica's queen of dancehall, is gearing up to release her debut EP So Mi Like It. With her contribution to Vybz Kartel's "Rampin Shop," another bananas collab between the two called "Conjugal Visit" and her most...