thompson sound mix..

Enjoy a mix of Thompson Sounds 45s produced by Linval Thompson. The first Eek-a-Mouse is one of my favorite Eek-a-Mouse songs ever and I love Eek-a-Mouse. Here is Linval’s wiki entry:

Thompson was raised in Kingston, Jamaica but spent time with his mother in Queens, New York and his recording career began around age 20 with the self-released “No Other Woman,” recorded in Brooklyn, New York. Returning to Jamaica in the mid 1970s he recorded with Phil Pratt, only to return to New York to study engineering. Returning again to Jamaica, he worked with Lee “Scratch” Perry at his Black Ark studio, recording “Kung Fu Man”, and recorded with Bunny Lee, which resulted in his debut album Don’t Cut Off Your Dreadlocks in 1976. Thompson began to produce his own material, the first fruits being the Trojan album I Love Marijuana (1978) and its dub counterpart Negrea Love Dub. Although he continued to work as a singer, he became increasingly prominent as a producer, working with key artists of the late roots/early dancehall era such as Dennis Brown, Cornell Campbell, The Wailing Souls, Barrington Levy and Trinity, with releases through Trojan as well as his own Strong Like Sampson and Thompson Koos record labels. Thompson’s productions were used as the basis of some of Scientist’s best-known dub albums. He has also produced albums for Eek-A-Mouse, Freddie McGregor, and the Viceroys.

Thompson Sound Mix by King Shade on Mixcloud

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9 comments

  1. haha.. If it’s on this mix.. It means i have a thompson sound 45 of it.. but you know that doesn’t mean shit when dealing with jamaican records and represses. Though I do have a stack of freedom sounds 45s Ive been meaning to make a mix of.

  2. Was stoked to hear it regardless, love that song and the dub as well! If you are going to make a Freedom Sounds mix I have to request that you put “Lot’s Wife” on there.

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