Leroy Smart - Dread Hot In Africa (Makasound)

The catalogue of the French Makasound label seems to gain prestige with each new release. Like no other they know how to find lost or forgotten reggae gems. Leroy 'The Don' Smart, whose name is forever inscribed in the annals of reggae music thanks to 'Ballistic Affair', is not that well known in Europe, but has been a superstar in Jamaica since the 1970s. 'Dread Hot In Africa' contains recordings from the period 1975 - 1978, recorded with the cream of the Jamaican music scene (Sly & Robbie, Earl 'Chinna' Smith, Bobby Ellis...) in legendary studios like Channel One and King Tubby's. Just get Smart!


Added: Mar 8, 2006