And what did I manage to find today at the Cobourg @zaprecords?
Why the 10th Anniversary Limited Edition orange vinyl reissue of Wayne McGhie's self-titled holy grail on @lightintheatticrecords. Legendary Toronto reggae-influenced funk and soul with all the drums open for business.
Huge shout out to @sonsoffuzz who posted about his OG copy recent and to someone else who had a conversation going on IG about it. (I can't remember who posted it but I know @salmongang and @chrana were in on the jokes). I didn't know the record until I saw those posts but hard filed that knowledge for quick reference.
Didn't take long to come up on a copy of the reissue. Definitely meant to happen. Now I need to find the Jamaica to Toronto comp.
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