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Sadiki produces Monty Morris

Sadiki produces Monty Morris

Sadiki produces Monty Morris

By Angus Taylor on Friday, February 25, 2011 - 6 comments

The first full length album for the legend will be out at the end of March.

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Henry “Sadiki” Buckley Junior has been a busy renaissance man lately. As well as releasing two albums, the lovers rock set 'Lifeline' and the Delly Ranks combo 'Fi Di Dancehall' he’s also been in the producer's chair - working on a new project.

That project is one other than the first full length album for foundation ska veteran Eric “Monty” Morris. It’s titled 'The Living Legends Collection' and comprises reworkings of classic Morris recordings such as Penny Reel, Sammy Dead, Strongman Sampson, and Oil in My Lamp. The first single, released on March 1st, is a recut of Morris’ Into My Beautiful Garden, which you can sample here.

Eric Monty Morris

Buckley recorded, mixed and produced Morris (who, wearing yet another hat, Sadiki manages). Residing for much of his career in the USA where ska is viewed by the young as a homegrown invention Sadiki is very keen to bring back the beat as a Jamaican concern. “My hope for this release is that it helps to not only kick-start the fourth wave of the Ska music genre, but that it also helps to put some of the spotlight back upon traditional Ska music.”

'The Living Legends Collection' is out on 29th March 2011. 

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Posted by Guillaume Bougard on 02.26.2011
Wow! Monty sounds fresh like 50 years ago... Amazing. This is very pleasant. I'll BUY this when it comes out!

Posted by chuck wren on 02.26.2011
Kickstart a fourth wave? You obviously have not heard of our label Jump Up, we focus on contemporary bands who play traditional ska and do quite well with it. We released a dozen records last year - can anyone else say that? Nope... www.jumpuprecords.com Chuck Wren

Posted by Sadiki on 02.27.2011
I have heard of your label Chuck. In fact I met with you at Delilah's in Chicago to discuss releasing this project as well as touring opportunities for Mr. Morris. I don't believe I received a response whether by phone or e-mail.

The fourth wave cannot start until the originators of the Artform decide to do so... And Mr. Morris has decided that now is the time! Get on board Chuck, Let's Go!!!

Posted by Earl Panton on 02.28.2011
Fourth wave?!! where have you guys been?!!! Ska is plundering its fifth wave as we speak with the Japanese and Koreans and especially the South and Central Americans navigating their adventurous ways through it. You guys better get it together before the next wave starts. Bt the way this sample cut from Eric my old Kingston neighbor is sounding very good, I keep singing it in my mind and that's a great sign of a hit. Please give it full attention like I'm seeing you giving Eric's career some focus. It's a shame a foundation artist like Monty hasn't done an album as yet with so much pioneering hits under his belt. Cheers to you and him in this really seemingly great recording. All the very best to your project, One Love!!

Posted by Helen on 02.28.2011
Chuck, you seem like a very bitter person. Sadiki, I agree with you. Can't wait to buy this album!

Posted by Mark Gorney on 03.01.2011
Sadiki,
Please contact me
Mark Gorney
Tip Top Sound/SF Vintage Reggae Society
(510) 665-4211

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