Friday, June 29, 2007

Niney the Observer - Space Flight Dub

Niney the Observer - Space Flight Dub
Label - Danceateria/ROIR
Released - 1989
Style - Reggae/Dub/Digital Dub

1. Space Flight Dub
2. Gone With The Wind Dub
3. Scattered Dub
4. Runaway Dub
5. Operator Dub
6. All Rounder Dub
7. Follow Up Dub
8. Treasure Dub
9. Rich And Poor Dub
10. Dungeon Dub
11. Skank Dub
12. Dream Rock Dub

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Mixed by Niney at Channel One Studios
Produced by Niney The Observer released on Danceteria / ROIR
Drums: Style Scott; Bass: Flabba Holt
Rhythm Guitar: Dwight Pickney; Rhythm & Lead Guitars: Earl "Chinna" Smith
Keyboards: Fox; Percussion: "Sticky"
Trumpet: Bobby Ellis; Trombone: Vin Gordon; Tenor Sax: Deadly Headley

I think something in the liner notes mentioned that he got the name 'Niney' due to a missing finger on one of his hands. Nice. His crazy-ass intros to each track make this album worth its weight in diamonds. Space Flight.... We're taking off to Mars!

about Niney...
Producer Niney the Observer was among the chief architects behind the classic reggae sound of the early 1970s. Born Winston Holness in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 1951, he acquired the Niney moniker when he lost a thumb in a workshop mishap; he entered the music industry during the late 1960s as a protégé of producer Bunny Lee, later working with Lee "Scratch" Perry. Upon establishing his own Observer label, Niney's first hit was the 1970 Dennis Alcapone single "Mr. Brown"; later that year he unleashed the seminal "Blood and Fire," which sold some 30,000 copies in Jamaica alone while forever earning the enmity of Bob Marley, to whose "Duppy Conqueror" the record bore more than a passing resemblance. Niney's greatest success came in partnership with singer Dennis Brown, with whom he first teamed in 1973; in the months to follow, their collaboration yielded a series of innovative smashes, among them "Westbound Train," "I Am the Conqueror," "Cassandra" and "No More Will I Roam." He also produced material for figures including Gregory Isaacs, Horace Andy, Junior Delgado and Delroy Wilson. Niney left the music business during the late 1970s, finally resurfacing in Paris around 1982; by the midddle of the decade, he had returned to Kingston to briefly work at Channel One studios. He returned to active musical duty in 1988, producing records for Andrew Tosh and Frankie Paul; projects with Little John, Yami Bolo and Baby Wayne maintained his visibility during the decade to follow. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide


Anonymous said...

real nice set, dubbit man.. squiggly sounds and real nice compression.......... zenshatta

XMP said...

glad to bring it to your ears.