Derrick Harriott - Solomon / Bobby Ellis & The Jets - Emperor

by Dub Store Records



Derrick Harriott's original cut of the sound system foundation rhythm 'Solomon'. Derrick sings comically about Solomon, who was given wisdom among of all mankind from God in the Old Testament: "Solomon was the wisest man but he didn't know the secrets of a woman". The hit rhythm has been versioned many times over the last four decades. On the B side, there is a nice and cool horn instrumental entitled 'The Emperor' by Bobby Ellis, its title might imply Derrick Harriott productions' good taste in music at that time.


Dub Store Records is the Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae and Dancehall reissue label run by the eponymous Tokyo based record store. The label aims at accurately covering the 50-plus years of Jamaican music, and pass on many rare and magnificent recordings, which are non-commercial and highly artistic. Carefully handing down the tradition of reggae music, Dub Store Records has so far issued recordings from labels and artists such as Studio One, Federal Records (Federal, Kentone, Merritone), Jammys, Bunny Wailer's Solomonic, Derrick Harriott, Kiddus I, Redman International, King Tubby’s Firehouse, Fam's, BMN and much more to come.

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released September 30, 2014


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