Sylvan Morris, Whip Lash / African Star, They Just Can’t Stop Us – 7″ Reissue
This 7” reissue is heading our way from Jamwax Records and if ever there was a release to buy it is this one. Why, because you will be helping out legend Sylvan Morris who is going through a difficult time with illness.
Sylvan Morris has an enormous reggae pedigree; he is most famous as the influential engineer at Dynamic Sounds, Studio One, Treasure Isle and Harry J’s. His work behind the desk helped shape the reggae and dub sounds of the 60s, 70s & 80s. Among his hundreds of credits are classic albums such as Augustus Pablo’s East Of The River Nile, Gregory Isaacs’ The Lonely Lover and Horace Andy’s Showcase.
There is an excellent interview at the Babylon Falling website where you can hear more about ‘Mr Operator’, Sylvan Morris.
Unfortunately Sylvan is now blind and his medication is not cheap. So Jamwax Records have released this single with royalties going towards helping to make Sylvan’s life a little easier.
Aside from the human side, this release is well worth picking up as the two tracks are excellent. Recorded at Harry J’s, ‘They Just Can’t Stop Us’ uses the ‘Chase the Devil’ riddim to excellent effect, whilst ‘Whip Lash’ contributes a stripped down version of this heavy roots tune.
More details and ordering info can be found at Jamwax, support it if you can.