Prince Far I - Health and Strength
Another in the On-U-Sound/Pressure Sounds vein. This 1979 effort from the legendary deep-voiced DJ/toaster went missing and undiscovered for 18 years until a dubbed copy turned up. Prince Far I's voice booms over a couple of Gregory Issacs riddims, but most of the backing tracks feature appearances from Sly & Robbie, "Style" Scott, Crucial Tony, Earl "Chinna" Smith and even some melodica flourishes from Augustus Pablo as well. Personal favorites include "Easy Squeeze", "Health Warning" (inspired by the Surgeon General's warning on the packets of cigarettes), the militant and Biblical "Frontline Speech" and an order to "Leave Babylon".
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