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Third World All-Stars - Rebel Rock

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The basis of the Third World Allstars were in fact usually visiting Jamaican musicians plus a pick of the session men available in London. The instrumental album Rebel Rock derives the majority of its rhythms from Errol Dunkley's album Sit And Cry Over You released by Shelley and produced and arranged, and probably engineered, by the great Sid Bucknor. For the instrumental version the overdubs and remixes were done at the Chalk Farm and E.F.M. (better known as Berry Street) studios with a credited line up of Rico Rodriguez on trombone, Eddie "Tan Tan" Thornton on trumpet, Michael 'Bammi' Rose on sax, Lester Sterling trumpet and saxophone, Buggis Norman on alto sax, "Organ D" aka Tyrone Downie on keys and "Ronnie Bop" aka Ranford Williams on guitar.

The original backing tracks for the Dunkley album were by Gladdy Anderson & his All Stars so its likely that featuring bassist Jackie Jackson, drummer Winston Grennan, guitarist Hux Brown and keyboardist Winston Wright may be in the mix. The title track "Rebel Rock" was originally derived from Gene Rondo's single "Rebel Woman" issues by Shelly on his Queen Bee subsidiary in 1974 and the track that opens side two "Black Moon" is from the Ginger Williams single "There is Something in my Heart" issued on the Paradise label.

As is usual when quality Jamaican sessioneers get together free quotes from jazz standards and ballads can be found interspersed with re-utilized rhythms, so "Repatriation Remedy" can not only be traced back to Dunkley's "Repatriation" but also to Bunny & Skitter on their Studio one single "Lumumbo" and even before that Willie Bobo's "Spanish Grease."

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