Kiddus I - Give I Strength / Give I Strength Version

by Dub Store Records



This 12 minutes version of 'Give I Strength' is different from the one previously appearing on the album 'Rockers: Graduation In Zion 1978-1979 (DSR-LP-001)'. Kiddus I recorded the song for his debut album 'Jah Power, Jah Glory' but it remained unreleased. Most of the recordings he did at that time were very long and Kiddus I recalls this was possible because he used to 'treat' the musicians in a hospitable manner. This allowed musicians to be very improvisational in their playing on songs written by Kiddus I. The B-side version has an instrumental to the A-side.

DRUMS: Carlton "Santa" Davis, BASS: Haile Maskel, Leebert "Gibby" Morrison, LEAD GUITAR: Earl "Chinna" Smith, ORGAN: Earl "Wire" Lindo, HARMONICA: Jimmy Becker, PIANO: Leslie Butler.


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 October 7, 2014


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