And away we go! We're jumping into 2013's slimy Spooktacular with both clammy feet! We start our month-long distinguished anthology of spooky tunes with a little dub number from Prince Jammy entitled "Slaughterhouse Five." This is definitely not to be confused with Kurt Vonnegut's book of the same title because it has that downright evil vibe that lends itself well to being prime Spooktacular fodder. Taken from the flip side of Lacksley Castell's "What A Great Day (It Will Be)" 12" on the Sufferers Heights label from 1979 and I'm sure you'll dig it, if you'll pardon the pun.
Prince Jammy AKA King Jammy (born Lloyd James, Montego Bay Jamaica, 1947) got his start in the music business building amplifiers and repairing electrical equipment before starting his own sound system in the late 60s. Jammy worked alongside the undisputed King of Dub, King Tubby, at his studio in Kingston before he started his own studio. The rest they say is history because Jammy went on to become Jamaica's greatest digital reggae producers and is still very much active today.