Introducing a new album discography by the band Zap Pow initially formed by : Max Edwards (Drums), Mike Williams (Bass), Dwight Pickney (Guitar), Danny Mc Farlane (Organ), David Madden (Trumpet), Glen Da Costa (Sax), Joe Mc Cormack (Trombone)...After a few years, the band was looking for a vocalist, and Beresford Hammond joined the 1977, Max Edwards left the band for a solo carrier, while drummer Cornell Marshall (initially member of the group Third World ) entered Zap Pow. That punchy band (as its name implies) was one of the finest rythmic section in Jamaica, and have worked in association with many artists like Lee Perry, and was the horn section of Bob Marley & the Wailers during a period.
REVOLUTIONARY         HARRY J [HJ 006]       JAM 1973
Produced by Harry Johnson, recorded at Harry J recording studios by Sylvan Morris
Comes also on the US Harry J label as  [HJ 8706]
REVOLUTION         TROJAN [TRLS 130]       UK 1976
Produced by Harry Johnson, recorded at Harry J recording studios by Sylvan Morris
Legendary single 'This is Reggae Music" here on the Trojan label from 1972, also available on jamaican Harry J label




















NOW         VULCAN [VULP 004]       UK 1976
Produced by Tommy Cowan, recorded at Dynamic &  Harry J recording studios by Sylvan Morris, R. Copeman & R. Logan



ZAP POW         ISLAND [ILPS 9547]       UK 1978
Produced by Zap Pow, recorded at Dynamic recording studios
Roots Man on the Wham-Pac label [DSR 7560] from 1978 (click to enlarge)
Sweet Lovin Love on the Wham-Pac label [RRS 4643] from 1974
(click to enlarge)
various singles and discos compiled on the reggae rules album (click to enlarge)
REGGAE RULES         RHINO [RNLP 015]       USA 1980
Produced by Zap Pow : Various singles material from 1973 to 1980 compiled here on the Rhino label - definetly their best album
LOVE HITS         WHAM-PAC [DSR 6540 DT]       JAM 1978
Produced by Zap Pow, various material of unreleased titles and other singles between 1972 and 1977
Jamaican issue of the album beside issued in 1978 on the Zap Pow label [ZP LP 002] with same cover as Island issue (click to enlarge)
Jungle Beat : Reissue of the "Now" album on the french Esoldun/Lagoon label in 1992


inner sleeve with lyrics and pictures


















Disco 45 on the jamaican Zap Pow label from 1978..."Last War" & "Mystic Mood Rock" taken from the album above recorded at Treasure Isle, with three different label designs  (click to enlarge)




























One of their greatest hits on the Jamaican Bassh label : "Scandal Corner" issued in 1973
 [FDM 7726 or ZP 005]
On Harry J's US Roosevelt label,  [W 8023]
Many thanks to Gui. "Ashantiwah", Alex, Laurent P. and Olivier A. for their helpful contribution


"be cool" from 1980 on their Zap Pow label [DSR 9982]
Probably their best tune ever recorded, for great Lee Scratch Perry producer, laid at Black Ark Studio in 1977, here on their Zap Pow label... the title on the single issue is "River Stone", while it appears on the Rhino album as "River of Mystery" - a roots anthem !! [TC 3688 or DSR 3771]
Sunshine people Disco 45 version on Zap Pow label, made in JA from 1980 [DSR 9889]