This week’s album pick is one that I searched for in vinyl for several years but could never find for less than a mortgage payment.  So a few months ago I walk into my local record shop and I’m flipping through the reggae vinyl like a mental patient, hoping they got something, anything I might be interested in.  I flip right past this double album and don’t even realize it for a few seconds.  I back it up and there it is in near mint condition.  The 2004 collection of Mundell’s many masterpieces between 1978-1981 pressed by the Makasound label, Paris, France.  Although I have many grievances with the way this album was compiled, I have no complaints regarding the sound quality, which is epic.

I have included my own high quality digitized audio as well as an article from The Beat wherein Junior Reid, who was sitting next to Mundell in the car when he was murdered, recounts the story.


Rastafari Tradition
Hugh Mundell & Max Edwards – Oh How I Love H.I.M.
Great Tribulation
Hugh Mundell & Jah Bull – Blackman’s Foundation
Time Has Come
Don’t Stay Away
Live In Love
Time And Place
Feeling Allright (Extended Version)
Stop Them Jah (Extended)
Short Man
Can’t Pop No Style
Hugh Mundell & Max Edwards – Hey Mr Richman
One Jah, One Aim, One Destiny
Rastafari’s Call

Producer : Hugh Mundell

Vocals : Hugh Mundell
Drums : Horsemouth Wallace & Santa Davis & Albert Malawi
Bass : Junior Dan & Michael Taylor & Fully Fullwood
Guitar : Tony Chin & Fazal Prendergast & Chinna & Sowell
Keyboards : Augustus Pablo & Pablove Black
Flute : Theodore Benji
Horns : Deadly Headly
Percussions : Scully Simms & Ras Menilik Dacosta
Melodica : Augustus Pablo

Studios :
Recording : Channel One (Kingston, JA)
Mixing : King Tubby’s (Kingston, JA) & Harry J (Kingston, JA)