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    Niney The Observer Presents Presents Lightning And Thunder!The Observer Singles 1969 to 1972

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    • Niney The Observer Presents – DISC ONE: Pepper Seed – Ranny Williams & The Spokes
    • Niney The Observer Presents – Music Police – The Sound Dimension
    • Niney The Observer Presents – Cocaine Doctor – Niney
    • Niney The Observer Presents – Omega – Niney
    • Niney The Observer Presents – Blood & Fire – Niney & The Observers
    • Niney The Observer Presents – Message To The Ungodly – Niney
    • Niney The Observer Presents – Keep On Pushing – Niney & The Heptones
    • Niney The Observer Presents – Observing The Ave. – Niney
    • Niney The Observer Presents – Aily & Ailaloo – Niney & Max Romeo
    • Niney The Observer Presents – Reggaematic – Niney The Observer
    • Niney The Observer Presents – Rasta Band Wagon – Max Romeo
    • Niney The Observer Presents – Honey Baby – Niney The Observer
    • 1. DISC ONE: Pepper Seed – Ranny Williams & The Spokes
    • 2. Music Police – The Sound Dimension
    • 3. Skankey – Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace
    • 4. Twin Spin – Ranny Williams & The Spokes
    • 5. Cocaine Doctor – Niney
    • 6. Bawling For Mercy – Dennis Alcapone & Lizzy
    • 7. Apollo Rocket – Lloyd Willis
    • 8. Omega – Niney
    • 9. Mr. Brown’s Coffin – Dennis Alcapone & Lizzy
    • 10. Blood & Fire – Niney & The Observers
    • 11. Lightning & Thunder – Niney
    • 12. Mud & Water – Niney
    • 13. Brimstone & Fire (Blood & Fire) – Niney
    • 14. Message To The Ungodly – Niney
    • 15. You Must Believe Me – Dennis Alcapone
    • 16. Keep On Pushing – Niney & The Heptones
    • 17. Strong Man Medley – Eric ‘Monty’ Morris
    • 18. Psalms 9 To Keep In Mind – Tommy McCook
    • 19. Chapter 10 – The Observers
    • 20. Observing The Ave. – Niney
    • 21. Everyday Music – Niney
    • 22. Pick Your Choice – Niney
    • 23. The Coming Of Jah – Max Romeo & Niney
    • 24. DISC TWO: The Road To Zion – Niney & The Observers
    • 25. Hiding By The Riverside – Niney & The Observers
    • 26. The Red Sea – The Observers
    • 27. Rebel Ride – Dennis Alcapone
    • 28. Aily & Ailaloo – Niney & Max Romeo
    • 29. Episode II – Niney & The Observers
    • 30. Bearded Men Feast – Max Romeo & Niney
    • 31. International Pum Pum – Niney The Observer
    • 32. Reggaematic – Niney The Observer
    • 33. Big Hole – Niney The Observer
    • 34. Another Pum – The Observers
    • 35. Pop A Water – Captain Jack Morgan
    • 36. Ital Buddy – The Virgins
    • 37. The Woodpecker – Niney & The Observers
    • 38. Wet Panty – Niney The Observer
    • 39. Discharge No. 2 – Niney & The Observers
    • 40. Rasta Band Wagon – Max Romeo
    • 41. When Jah Speaks – Murt, Turt & Purt
    • 42. Beg In The Gutter – Niney & The Observers
    • 43. In The Gutter – Niney & The Observers
    • 44. Time Hard aka Promises- Max Romeo
    • 45. Time Hard Version – The Hardy Boys
    • 46. Honey Baby – Niney The Observer
    • 47. Forward Pipe – Niney & Ken Elliott

    A Must Have of early Niney's productions!!

    • 22 tracks new to CD.

    • Includes numerous Jamaican hits.

    • Features some of the most influential reggae recordings of all time.

    By the close of the 1960s, a number of dynamic independent record producers were beginning to make their mark on Jamaica’s fast developing music scene. Chief among these initially small-time music-makers were the likes of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, ‘Edward ‘Bunny’ Lee and the man whose music provides the focus of this 2CD collection, Winston Holness AKA ‘Niney’.

    As the 70s dawned, the ingenuity, innovation and determination of these three talented individuals saw their influence grow at such a rate and to such an extent that by the middle of the decade, their hit-rate matched and often exceeded that of such long-established major operators as Byron Lee of Dynamic Sounds, Studio One’s Coxson Dodd, and the Khouri family who controlled Federal Records.

    But while the music and careers of both Perry and Lee have been rightly celebrated by numerous writers and on seemingly countless compilations over the past few decades, until now, the achievements and influence of Niney have been largely overlooked.

    This collection is the first in a series of sets that aims to put the record straight and present the very best of his output during key parts of his music career, commencing with the initial independent productions that provided the launchpad to a long and illustrious career in music.

    Featuring numerous hits, including the ground-breaking ‘Blood & Fire’, ‘Message To The Ungodly’, ‘Hiding By The Riverside’, ‘Beardman Feast’, ‘Rasta Bandwagon’ and ‘When Jah Speak’, the 2CD set presents 20+ tracks that have remained largely unavailable for over half a century.

    A must for fans of early reggae sounds, ‘Lightning & Thunder’ also presents a fascinating opportunity to the as-yet uninitiated to enjoy and experience some of the earliest authentic dub and roots tracks ever recorded. This is where it all began!

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