Back in the 1970s, unfortunately not every Jamaican artist was lucky enough to land a record contract with Island Records or Virgin. The island has always been a nation of DIY-ers; artists spending their last pennies recording and producing their own albums if necessary. Before he immigrated to the United Kingdom, somewhere in the early nineteen eighties, where he got acquainted with Adrian Sherwood of On-U Sound, the too early departed Bim Sherman also fitted that category. On 'Tribulation, Down In Jamdown 1974 to 1979', the Pressure Sounds label, collected some of his early singles, some of which have now become extremely rare. As befits a good roots compilation, a number of dubs and/or versions were also added. Top release!