Ishan People - Roots (GRT, 1976)
First of only two albums released by this pioneering Jamaican-Canadian group based in the Toronto area is in a one drop roots style and sports versions of Bob Dylan's I Shall Be Released and Bob Marley's Talking Blues as well as the arresting Your Money Or Your Life.
Both LP's were produced by David Clayton-Thomas of Blood Sweat & Tears, with the second, self titled release appearing the following year and featuring vocals by then little known Johnny "Bumpy" Osbourne; tracks from that LP such as Inflation, Rainbow and Trenchtown sounding like trial runs for the Truths & Rights album he would record for Studio One upon Ishan People's demise and his return to Jamaica. Ishan People became a crucial but neglected footnote in the history of Jamaican music in Canada. #records#vinylrecords#vinyl#vinylcommunity#vinylcollection#instavinyl#reggae#roots#jamaicatotoronto