Thursday, October 16, 2014

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2014 - Track Twelve - Look Out For The Devil

Junior Dan began his career in music at the ripe old age of 15 when he picked up the bass for the Randy's Studio house-band the Generation Gap.  He went on to record with a plethora of artists including Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Augustus Pablo, Pablo Moses and Horace Andy to name a few.  

According to Junior Dan, as he stated on the liner notes on the Honest Jon's Record 10" repress of the classic tune... "Look Out For The Devil was The Solid Foundation - Pablove Black, Benbow, myself, Chokie Tylor, Sowell and Scully and them guys came through too. We were always at the Black Ark, so I just got my studio time. It was aimed at the politicians and producers. The rhythm was done at Upsetters. We took the tape to Tubby's and voiced it and mixed it down there..."  Interestingly enough, the original pressing of the tune on the Hi Try label lists Richard Burger as the artist, Sydney Gussins as the producer and Junior Dan as the arranger.  But regardless of the backstory it makes for a welcome addition to the Spooktacular family!

Spooktacular Track Twelve - Junior Dan - Look Out For The Devil

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