Pad Anthony Meets King Everald was released in 1985 on Sun Set Records and it was produced Errol Marshall & Errol Lewis.
DJ showcase albums were hugely popular in the 80s and the early 90s, and provided a way for a label to present two artists, usually taking a side each of the record, to show-off their talents on a collection on rhythms.
Drawing on the clash culture that has been present since pretty much the 1960s in Jamaican dancehalls, these showcase albums opened up lots of potential for having some fun and adding further drama with exciting sleeve designs and artwork.
This is another great album sleeve from Wilfred Limonious with a great photo coupled with hand-drawn lettering, and a signature Limonious cartoon that dominated the rear of the sleeve that his full of his trademark humour.
The rear of the album had Limonious drawing Pad Anthony and King Everald as wild west cowboys squaring up for a shoot-out, with microphones instead of guns, as a symbol of their clash on the album.
The competitive nature of clash should make both artists raise their game which Limonious points out with the drawing of a spectator shouting out “When dem yah man yah meet – reggae music wicked and wild”
This is a good album, featuring two, often overlooked, DJs with all tracks on the album as extended cuts that run directly into the version (instrumental) as was often the stylw with these ‘Showcase’ albums.
A1 Respect Due
A3 Won’t Let Go
B1 Walk & Skip
B2 Bad Luck
B3 Ma Poo Saw
Listen to ‘Ma Poo Saw’ by King Everald:
Listen to ‘Respect Due’ by Pad Anthony:
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