Massive Dread – Strictly Bubbling [1982]

Massive Dread - Strictly Bubbling [1982]

Massive Dread - Strictly Bubbling [1982]

We are big fans here of Massive Dread – he has been at the center of some wonderful album art (like ‘Massive Dread‘) as well as some ‘so bad it’s good‘ album covers like This is Massive.

This mini-album, released on UFO Records (Up Front Organization records) in 1982 is at the better end of the artistic spectrum as it shows a great (if somewhat surreal) cartoon piece by Orville ‘Bagga’ Case.

The cover shows a crossroads with cartoon depictions based around some of the tracks on the record – such as a vampire dancing between two soundsystem speakers for ‘Vamps on the Corner’, and numerous chickens and roosters running around for ‘Chicken Chest’ and ‘Mr. Rooster’.

This is solid early 80s dancehall toasting / DJ-ing in Massive Dread’s distinctive laid-back style.

Tracklisting:
A1 This Is Massive
A2 Strictly Bubbling
A3 Mr. Rooster
B1 Vamps On The Corner
B2 Chicken Chest
B3 Just Cool, Melba

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Duck Dance Competition – Various Artists [1988]

Duck Dance Competition - Various Artists [1988]

Duck Dance Competition - Various Artists [1988]

Duck Dance Competition - Various Artists [1988]

Duck Dance Competition is a dancehall compilation that was released on Jammy’s Records, and pulls together 10 cuts on the Duck Dance riddim.

Dance styles have been a mainstay of the Dancehall since its inception, and this album cover, designed by Orville ‘Bagga’ Case shows dancehall fans engaged in the latest dance craze.

This was a big riddim, and the album is a great snapshot of late 80s dancehall with some of the biggest names of the time all taking their turn on the riddim – including Ninja Man, Admiral Bailey, Flourgon, Josey Wales and more.

SIDE A:
1. Admiral Bailey – Them Have Fe Wait
2. Flourgon – Bounce
3. Daddy Lizard – Dibi Dibi Girl
4. Clement Irie – Hungry No Laugh
5. Ninja Man – More Reality
SIDE B:
1. Shaka Demus – Bad Bad Shaka
2. Josey Wales – Stamp Out
3. Horse Man – D.J. Of The Year
4. Red Dragon – Duck
5. King Jammys & Bobby Digital – 16 Duck

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Frankie Paul ‎– Legal Reggae Music [1985]

Frankie Paul ‎– Legal Reggae Music [1985]

 Frankie Paul ‎– Legal Reggae Music [1985]

Another great record cover by Orville ‘Bagga’ Case. Really like the colour scheme used on this one.

This is Frankie Paul’s 1985 release called ‘Legal Reggae Music’ on Harry J Records.

Tracklist
A1 Dicmal
A2 Legal Reggae Music
A3 Ethiopians Here I Come
A4 One Wheely Wheely
B1 Down In The Ghetto
B2 The Closer I Get To You
B3 Hungry Belly Yardie
B4 Midnight Lover

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U. U. Maddo – Teenager in Love [1989]

U. U. Madoo - Teenager in Love

Woah there Mr. Maddo, true she may well be a teenager, but you certainly don’t look like one. We hope you have checked her id and verified her actual age……..and isn’t there an age and height limit to get on those sort of fairground rides? Even that plastic horse seems to be howling in pain having to support the weight of a grown man.

Released in 1989 this is U.U. Maddo’s ‘Teenager in Love’ album. Released on the
Jamaazima record label, the artwork was done by the legendary Orville “Bagga” Case, whose distinctive album covers could be seen on a tonne of 1980s reggae releases (especially the newer digital productions).

This cover hasn’t really stood the test of time here though – it all looks a little ‘sinister’.

Track Listing:
A1 Teenager In Love
A2 Save The Last Dance
A3 Any Dasy Now
A4 Baby Dont Go
A5 Sad Music
B1 Venus
B2 Put Your Head On My Shoulder
B3 Let True Love Begin
B4 Upon The Roof

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