Jerry Harris I'm For You, I'm For Me on LP
Simply put, the most underrated Wackie's album, and the best one you might not have heard. Originally released in 1982, I'm For You, I'm For Me was the debut from Wackie's studio stalwart musician and singer Jerry Harris. The original LP carried a deceptive cover, featuring only the headshot of a jheri curled Harris, which suggests a slick soul or disco album, and belied the mostly hard roots reggae tracks contained therein.
Deeper Knowledge Records had always intended to re-release this album, as five of the ten tracks were in their favored tough and murky Wackie's roots style. But before they got around to it, and in doing their due diligence, they dug deep and came across the previously unreleased dub versions for the album, plus one more killer vocal cut that didn't make the original LP.
So the choice seemed clear, to modify this great album into an all killer no filler roots reggae showcase LP in the classic style. You might notice they switched up the cover art as well, reconfiguring the original design elements from the great former Wackie's graphic designer Leslie A. Moore.