Junior Byles - Beat Down Babylon (1972)

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Junior Byles - Beat Down Babylon (1972)

Junior Byles - Beat Down Babylon | 1972
Genre: Reggae | 39:25 | mp3 @ 320 | cover | 93,6 MB

As this album was mentioned as an equal contender to The Congos - Heart of the Congos,
to be one of the best roots album ever,
I decided to post Junior Byles - Beat Down Babylon also for you.

After two albums and a series of highly successful singles, the Wailers, Lee ''Scratch'' Perry's most dynamic group, decided to strike out on their own in 1971. A further blow was served to the producer months later when Aston and Carlton Barrett, his formidable rhythm section, joined them. Perry subsequently turned to his vast network of musical associates to build a new session outfit. These players, including bassists Val Douglas and Lloyd Parks and drummer Leroy ''Horsemouth'' Wallace, would cut the next series of classic Upsetter rhythms. The first years of the 1970s found Perry working closely with Junior Byles, the singer who would temporarily fill the gap left by Marley. From the moment Douglas and the Now Generation band backed the singer on ''Beat Down Babylon'' in 1971, Scratch ensured that nothing but the finest rhythms were sent his way. Byles has a soulful delivery that is probably rooted in the church services he attended as a child. It's the perfect vehicle for expressing his concerns as a young Rasta and a member of Jamaican society. … ''Curly Locks,'' one of Byles' most enduring songs, is a touching tale of Rasta love for a non-Dread. … Beat Down Babylon represents some of the finest product mixed by the Upsetter's hand ….
Nathan Bush - allmusic.com

01. Dada [03:34]
02. I've Got A Feeling [02:25]
03. Don't Know Why [02:46]
04. Demonstration [02:38]
05. Coming Again [02:34]
06. Beat Down Babylon [02:34]
07. A Place Called Africa [02:56]
08. Joshua's Desire [01:59]
09. A Matter Of Time [03:16]
10. Poor Chubby [02:35]
11. The Thanks We Get [02:46]
12. Rasta No Pickpocket [03:36]
13. Curly Locks [03:05]
14. New Generation [02:34]

Produced by Lee Perry
Engineers: Carlton Lee & Barry Lambert
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