Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Day 144 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Reggae George - Stop Push The Fire

Reggae George, born George Daley, first tasted success after cutting "Fig Root" for Sonia Pottinger's High Note label circa 1978.  He went on to record with producer Hartnell Henry whose session band included both Bingy Bunny and Sowell Radics, who later formed part of one, if not thee baddest backing band ever, the Roots Radics.  Future sessions with Niney Holness and at Tuff Gong and after some commercial success with his song "Three Wicked Men," Reggae George went into Channel One Studio with Prince Far I to produce the 1982 album Mix Up... today's song "Stop Push The Fire," aside from appearing on the aforementioned LP on the Trojan label, was originally released as a 7" single of Far I's Cry Tuff label and with a killer, almost sinister backing by the Radics and the slick engineering of is pure wickedness!  Dig it!

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