Soul Jazz Presents: Sound Dimension (2 LP)
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Compilation of classic recordings from the heaviest group in the history of reggae!
Sound Dimension have recorded some of the most important songs in reggae music; songs such as 'Real Rock,' 'Drum Song,' 'Heavy Rock,' 'Rockfort Rock,' 'In Cold Blood' -- all classic songs that have become the 'foundation' of reggae music, endlessly versioned and re-versioned by Jamaican artists since the time they were first recorded to the present day.
As the in-house band at Studio One in the late 1960s, Sound Dimension played alongside everyone from The Heptones, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths and more.
Similar to their U.S. counterparts, The Funk Brothers at Motown and Booker T. and The MGs at Stax, Sound Dimension recorded on a daily basis incredibly catchy and funky tunes and matched by a seamless musicality.
Featuring musicians of the calibre of Ernest Ranglin, Jackie Mittoo, Eric Frater, Leroy Sibbles, Don Drummond Jr., Deadley Headley and more; Sound Dimension existed from around 1967-70 and all the recordings featured here were originally released during this period.
"A juicy compilation that does justice to the forgotten of the history of reggae." LES INROCKS
"Since copyright laws were virtually non-existent in Jamaica for most of the 20th century, it is common to hear innumerable mutations of any given riddim track. Discerning the creators of each song can be a daunting task. From 1967 to ’70, however, the Sound Dimension was the house band at Studio One, creating memorable cuts for the lyrical pantheon of Jamaica to sing and toast over. This 18-song collection of instrumentals shows how pivotal these men were in the sonic architecture of reggae." XLR8R
"Legendary Studio One band Sound Dimension find themselves on the receiving end of another celebrative retrospective courtesy of the ever-reliable Soul Jazz, bringing together classic recordings of 'Mojo Rocksteady', 'Real Rock', 'Heavy Rock'Rockfort Rock', 'Jamaica Underground' and more. The breadth of this band's influence can be heard throughout the annals of reggae, with these timelessly funky cuts revisited and re-versioned by anyone and everyone since being committed to tape in the '60s. Another great document from Soul Jazz" BOOMKAT
|A1||–Sound Dimension||Less Problem||2:15|
|A2||–Sound Dimension||Rockfort Rock||2:20|
|A4||–Sound Dimension||Ten To Ten||2:26|
|A5||–Sound Dimension||Jamaica Underground||3:12|
|B1||–Sound Dimension||Real Rock||2:26|
|B2||–Sound Dimension||Reggae Time||2:20|
|B3||–Jackie Mittoo & Sound Dimension||In Cold Blood||2:34|
|B4||–Sound Dimension||Heavy Rock||2:51|
|C1||–Sound Dimension||Great Mu Ga Ru Ga||2:40|
|C2||–Sound Dimension||Park View||2:30|
|C3||–Jackie Mittoo & Sound Dimension||Ironside||2:41|
|C4||–Sound Dimension||Mojo Rocksteady||2:50|
|D1||–Sound Dimension||Drum Song||4:22|
|D3||–Ernest Ranglin & Sound Dimension||Straight Flush||2:54|
|D4||–Sound Dimension||Jamaica Bag||2:49|