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22 July 2014

Legendary producer Gussie Clarke new album "Gussie Presents The Right Tracks" out now!


GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT TRACKS
Release Dates: UK: July 21 // GAS & RoE:July 25 // FR: Aug 25
Catalog #: VPGSCD2478 / VPRL2479 / VP2500





VP Records' vintage imprint 17 North Parade opens its vaults to present a crucial reissue from one of the most influential Jamaican producers Gussie Clarke, who has consistently churned out hits since the 1970s until today. Gussie Presenting The Right Tracks, which was originally released in 1976, captures Clarke's early work during a definitive era for reggae.



17 North Parade will reissue the original vinyl LP in its entirety with previously unreleased Gussie productions for the first time on CD. The newly-compiled double disc set will contain all re-mastered tracks and deluxe packaging with extensive liner notes and the original LP artwork. Originally recorded and mixed inside Kingston's legendary Channel One studio and King Tubby's Tubby studio, this collection includes Gussie's work with a true parade of Jamaican greats, including Horace Andy, Leroy Sibbles of The Heptones, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Delroy Wilson, Augustus Pablo, Leroy Smart and Jacob Miller. In addition to this release, there will be a vinyl companion piece (carrying the same name) of 11 essential tracks from the CD version available the same day.



In the early 70s, Gussie's breakthrough success with deejay-style vocalists like Big Youth and I Roy put him at the forefront of the new rebel sound because he was able to blend this style with more instrumental records, often featuring the talents of Augustus Pablo, Old Boys Inc., The Simplicity People or The Society Squad.



In an excerpt from the set's liner notes, Gussie Clarke explains his thought process during at the time. “There’s no ‘how it comes about’ with these names. I’m that kind of person who’s always thinking outside the box. There wasn’t any logic to it! It’s just a love for the difference and the uniqueness of things. Everybody had a sound and a style and I’d switch the musicians round to get a different vibe and a different feel.”



"I had the songs and in those days compilations were a good idea. I said ‘why not?’ and ‘The Right Tracks’ is appropriate now because they are the right tracks,” he adds.



The Right Tracks series is the first installment of many Gussie Glarke collections that will drop this year. He will also unleash a reissue of his vinyl LP production from Augustus Pablo “Born To Dub You” (Aug 25) and his 2CD/DVD Reggae Anthology Music Works box set slated for Fall 2014.



17 North Parade will also unleash a a 2CD/DVD Reggae Anthology for Gussie Clarke's Music Works label slated for Autumn 2014.





GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT TRACKS 

2CD COLLECTION TRACK LISTING



DISC 1

1.  The Right Track – Tommy McCook

2.  Guiding Star – Leroy Sibbles

3.  Scorch Special – Simplicity People

4.  Gussie Special – Simplicity People

5.  Classical Illusion – Augustus Pablo

6.  Oh No I Can’t Believe – Gregory Isaacs

7.  Believe A Dub – Augustus Pablo

8.  Love You To Want Me – Horace Andy

9. Girl Don’t Come – Jacob Miller

10. Lying Lips – Leroy Smart

11. Schenectady’s/Schnectady’s Shock – Simplicity People

12. Logan Street Rock – Simplicity People

13. How Can I (Love Someone) – Delroy Wilson

14. Delilah – Horace Andy

15. Born To Love You – The Heptones

16. Born To Dub You (Part One) – Augustus Pablo

17. Born To Dub You (Part Two) – Augustus Pablo

18. Their Own Way – Dennis Brown

19. Pride And Ambition – Leroy Smart

20. Pride Version – Old Boys Inc./Simplicity People/Society Squad



DISC 2

1. Try Me – Roman Stewart

2. Leggo Beast - I Roy

3. Rhythm Style – Simplicity People & Big Youth

4. Stardum – Augustus Pablo

5. No, No, No – Leroy Sibbles

6. Magnificent Seven - I Roy

7. Oregan/Origan Style – Augustus Pablo

8.  KG’s Halfway Tree – Simplicity People

9.  High Jacking - I Roy

10. Skylarking – Augustus Pablo*

11. Skylarking (Part Two) – Augustus Pablo*

12. The Killer (Version) – Society Squad

13. My Time – Gregory Isaacs

14. Funny Feelings – Dennis Brown

15. Danger In Your Eyes – Mighty Diamonds

16. Danger In Your Dub – Tommy McCook*

17. Black Foundation – Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke

18. Proud To Be Black – Mikey Dread*

19. Love The Daughter Dem - Trinity

20. Peace Can Solve it - I Roy



*previously unreleased





GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT TRACKS 

VINYL TRACK LISTING



 SIDE A

1. Tommy McCook – The Right Track

2. Gregory Isaacs – Oh No I Can’t Believe

3. Horace Andy – Love You To Want Me

4. Leroy Sibbles – Guiding Star

5. Jacob Miller – Girl Don’t Come



SIDE B

1. Simplicity People – Schenectady’s Shock

2. Dennis Brown – Their Own Way

3. Delroy Wilson – How Can I Love Someone

4. Horace Andy – Delilah

5. Augustus Pablo – Born To Dub You

6. Leroy Smart – Lying Lips



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