PABLO MOSES REVOLUTIONARY
Presenting our latest discography with Pablo Moses first album called
Revolutionary Dream. Fantastic roots album produced by Now Generation
leader Geoffrey Chung for Sound Tracs Productions, recorded in 1975 at
Joe Gibbs Studio by Errol Thompson and mixed at Randy's Studio by Karl
Pitterson, except "I Man a Grasshopper", his first single released,
recorded and mixed at Black Ark Studio by Lee Perry. Please note this
discography will not feature the latest reissues, or CD issues, only all
pressings before 1980.
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This is the second issue, out in 1975. Logically, the Jigsaw record should
appear in a Jigsaw brown cover, as everything was ready to be issued
(test pressings for promotional use, covers manufacturated, etc...) but
Pat Cooper's production company "Sound Tracs" collapsed by the same year
certainly for political reasons as his company was close to Michael
Manley's party and something went wrong with the distribution of the
record. The Jigsaw red label comes always in a US Jamsound cover,
monochromic lithography of the Jigsaw JA brown cover.
The members of Sound Tracs were in search of pressing the record but as ST
was no longer working they pressed the record through Jam Sounds, actually
ST's Miami subsidiary. If you look carefully at the record and the stamper
mark (matrix details) you will see that it looks closer to a US manufactured
record, than a JA one. The stamper is probably a US made one (or a jamaican
stamper made in the west indies before the bankruptcy of the company?).
Anyway the records are pressed in the USA and are sold in Jam Sounds sleeves
from the United States.
After the fall of Sound Tracs, Geoffrey Chung approched the
Talent Corporation label "Penetrate" to continue producing. This JA
issue even if using the same photography and liner notes has a new
lettering, a promotional medaillon on the cover (see beside) and
especially a bonus track "we should be in angola" co-produced by Clive
KLIK [KLP 9026] 1977
Klik, a London based company created in 1975 (which name and logo is
inspired by the american soul music company "Stax"), get a licence from
Sound Tracs productions for releasing their albums and singles catalog.
New picture used, but the design is still inspired by Evol Grahams
design for Jigsaw (sunglasses and a cap)
JAM SOUNDS [JWLPS001]
Us second issue, pressed from the same stamper as the Jigsaw issue...
exactly the same matrix number and if you compare carefully both vinyls,
they have the same wax and have been pressed in the same record plant.
Again a monochromic lithography (sometimes black, sometimes brown) of
Promotional poster from Soundtracks productions for the issue of the
This poster was on the wall at Sonic Sounds Studios and has been given
to Olivier Albot in 1983 by Enos Mc Leod.
I Love I Bring - 1978
UNITED ARTISTS [UA.LA 798]
US early reissue under the title : "I Love I Bring", in the serie :
Anthology of Reggae, Collectors Series Vol. 1
I Love I Bring - 1985
LIBERTY [LT 51160]
We Should be in Angola 1976
prod. by G.Chung & C.Hunt
(matrix : TC 3030)
Give I Fi I Name 1976
prod. by Geoffrey Chung
(matrix : PN 1002)
I Man a Grass Hopper 1975
Prod by Geoffrey Chung
(matrix : ST-2040)
Blood Money 1975
prod. by Geoffrey Chung
(matrix : ST-2400)
Various JA singles on Jigsaw & Penetrate label taken from the album. Here
only the JA pressings, and not the UK issues on Treble, Tropical Sound Tracs
or E-E Saw, or the US and Canadian issues on Roots or Surface.
Recorded in 1975 at Errol T Recording Studio
by Errol Thompson & Pat Kelly.
Remixed at Randys by Karl Pitterson.
except I Man a Grass Hopper, recorded & mixed
at Black Ark Studio by Lee Perry.
Mastered at Tape Specialist Limited by Carlton Lee.
Michael Richards & Leroy Horsemouth Wallace : Drums
Phil Callendar & Michael Murray & Michael Chung : Guitar
Geoffrey Chung & Junior Dan : Bass, Organ
Clive Hunt : Bass, Organ, Piano
Robert Lyn : Organ, Piano, Clavinet, ARP Sythesizer
Tommy Mc Cook : Tenor Sax & Flute
Dirty Harry : Tenor Sax, Vin Gordon : Trombone
Frank Aird : Trumpet, Bongo Herman : Percussions
Don Prendes & Val Bailey : Harmony Vocals
DIFFERENT [GET L 104]
As for the Abyssinians album "Sattamasagana/Forward on to Zion" (see
Graal Records discography of december 2005) Different has also issued
the album with the same licence bought to Sound Tracs as Klik one year
before. Brillant textured sleeve.
TROPICAL SOUND TRACS [TSL 1002]
Original UK issue on Tropical Sound Tracs label, using the same picture
with the glasses and the cap. This label which is the fusion of three UK
labels : "Tropical Records" an older label born in the early 70's , "Sound
Tracs" and "Second Tracs", two mid 70's labels related to Geoffrey Chung
and the jamaican Sound Tracs production company. All album issues from
this label are only Tape Specialist Ltd masterings (The catalog numbers
TSL refers to the mastering point)
BLANK [TSL 100 or TSL 101]
This blank release (the first issue) is a promotional test pressing,
manufactured in Jamaica for a few copies at Tape Specialist Limited
(TSL) by engineer Carlton Lee : TSL was a mastering point on Torrington
Road and a distribution point at the same adress, known under Record Specialist
Limited (remember the silver stickers on some covers?), which was owned
by a man called George Benson. The matrix number is a stamped one (mostly
like UK stampers). It comes in the original JA Jigsaw brown cover which
was the official first cover.
Many thanks to Gui. for hours of discussions and research, as well to
olivier A. and alex