Jamaica is not an easy place to preserve valuable master tapes. Heat, humidity and hurricanes have destroyed many collections of priceless recordings.
Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee’s archive of tapes has survived a biblical list of disasters, but he still has a mighty treasure trove of material stored in the musical vault of his Duhaney Park studio.
The 16-track compilation, Next Cut! Dub Plates, Rare Sides & Unreleased Cuts, comprises rare sides, one-off dubplate mixes transferred from the original 10” acetates, and unreleased cuts taken from the unmixed 4-track tapes. Featuring Johnny Clarke, Barrington Spence, Linval Thompson, Tommy McCook, Prince Jammy, Wayne Jarrett, Vin Gordon, Cornell Campbell and Barry Biggs.