Anthony Johnson – Gunshot (1982)

Anthony Johnson - Gunshot (1982)

Classic dancehall vocal album! Really nice photo cover as well.

Recorded at Channel One and released on the Midnight Rock label, this is one of the best dancehall vocal albums of the early 80s. In fact it’s almost wrong to label this as a dancehall album as it has a very heavy roots feel to it. This album really sat well across the transition that reggae music took in the early 80s as dancehall began to take over – Anthony Johnson’s ‘Gunshot’ was a huge Sound System hit, and dub-plates of it are still pulled out by Selectors in clashes today to huge forwards.

Another advantage is that aside from the font used for the title, this album has none of the awful artwork that littered many early 1980s reggae albums, making them look crap.

Track Listing :

  • Spend Time Loving You
  • Love Take Over
  • Gun Shot
  • Jah Love
  • What Kind Of Herb
  • I’m Coming Home
  • She Have Me Come A Me
  • Feel Like Dancing
  • Telling My Friends About You
  • Two Of Us Can Make It
  • Loving A Woman
  • Take You To The Show

Lyrics to ‘Gunshot’ by Anthony Johnson:

We no want no more of that,
Get away with you gunshot, woo hoo.

Every day is a gunshot and another one get drop.
Every day is a gunshot and another one get drop.
Me no want no more of that.
Love you brother and your sister,
And things will be much better, yeah.
If you live by the sword, you die by it.
If you live by the sword, you die by it.
You reap what you sow!
You reap what you sow!

Every day is a gunshot and another one get drop.
Every day is a gunshot and another one get drop.
And me no want no more of that.
Love you brother and your sister,
And things will be better,
And things will be better, woo, yeah.

We no want no more of that!
Love your brother and sister!
Love your brother and sister!
All I can see surround me, is pure enemy.

Every day is a gunshot and another one get drop.
Every day is a gunshot and another one get drop.
And me no want no more of that.
Love you brother and your sister,
And things will be better,
And things will be better, people look into yourself.
Throw away gun, yeah,,
Throw away the shot yeah.
And pray Jah;
And pray Jah;
And pray Jah, yeah, woo yeah.

Every day is a gunshot and another sister get drop;
And we no like that.
Every day is a gunshot and another brother get drop;
And we no like that.
We no like that!
Every day is a gunshot, we tired of that.
Me no want no more of that!

Listen To It
 
 
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Buy It
 
 

  • Download ‘Gunshot’ by Anthony Johnson from Amazon.com
  • Download ‘Gunshot’ by Anthony Johnson from Amazon.co.uk
  • Download ‘Gunshot’ by Anthony Johnson from iTunes [UK]
  • Download ‘Gunshot’ by Anthony Johnson from iTunes [US]