Kiddus I - Graduation In Zion (Cheer Up) / Graduation In Zion Version

by Dub Store Records



This is the unreleased long version of the renowned song 'Graduation in Zion' from the movie 'Rockers'. While Jack Ruby was working with Burning Spear during 1975, Kiddus I was also producing some songs with Jack. Theodore Bafaloukos, the director of the movie 'Rockers', encountered their studio session and asked him if he could use the scene and song in the movie. This is why the song was never released, officially. A few years later, Kiddus I recorded this proper version and it allows listeners to see a pure majestic 'vision' of Kiddus I. The B-side contains a full-length version to the A-side.

DRUMS: Mikcy Boo, BASS: Chris Meredith, LEAD GUITAR: Earl "Chinna" Smith, KEYBOARD: Ozou'ne, PERCUSSION: Kiddus I, BACKING VOCALS: Ken Bob, Kiddus I, I Seers.


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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