Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2009 - Track Ten - Carlton Livingston's "Are You Afraid"

Carlton Livingston's 7" "Are You Afraid" on the Cookie Jar label.

Carlton Livingston started out in the music biz as a singer, went on to DJ alongside Lone Ranger for a local soundsystem in the early 70's and eventually reverted back to singing by the time the decade came to a close. His first recording was "The Tale Of Two Cities" produced and released on Channel One's Hitbound label. Livingston released hits for Sly & Robbie, Jah Life and Clive Jarrett's Dynamite imprint. He is probably best known for the tune "100 Weight Of Collie Weed," one of the baddest tunes from the rub-a-dub era.

I've read that "Are You Afraid" was recorded and released in the 90's but definitely has a very "old school" minimalistic rub-a-dub approach.

Spooktacular Track Ten

2 comments:

100 lb A collie weed said...

Wicked Tnks for the Post

John (AKA Reggaexx) said...

Carlton, I'm delighted that you enjoyed what I did with your tune! Massive respect!!