Emotional Rescue and HMV Record Shop (Japan) present the 2nd DISCO REGGAE LOVERS with the music of Haile Maskel and his 101 Band and their cult Jamaica meets America reggae disco bomb Crazy Kind Of Feeling, in it’s super rare 7” Mix.
Heralding from the furtive 60’s Trenchtown, Jamaica, Michael Ashley aka Haile Maskel grew up around music, recording his first sessions with friend Bob Marley, alongside the likes of Peter Tosh, Robbie Shakespeare and Carlton Barrett.
Working with Lee Perry, he joined Light Of Saba, while touring with Dennis Brown and Sugar Minott led him overseas, settling in Los Angeles in 1983 and soon launching his Opulence (Sound) label.
The label’s in house project, Maskel’s 101 Band mixed a conscious message in love song, crafted around a boogie discodub. Coming as 7” and 12” (ERC101) releases, here the single is presented alongside the true dub version.
Dub Take 2 was discovered when the original master tapes were recently unearthed and while the recent 12” reissue featured an “instrumental alternative mix”, Dub Take 1, this 7” includes a real dub version, cutting and dropping back and forth between drums, bass, key, vocals and horns in a cool excursion for the heads.