Barrington Levy - Poorman Style
2015 repress. Some of Barrington Levy's most significant (and enduring) recordings from Channel One Studio, mixed by Scientist. "It's difficult to overstate the transformative effect that Barrington Levy's earliest recordings had on the sound of Jamaican music. In late 1979, Levy's spare, hauntingly arranged early singles completely overtook Jamaican dancehalls and streetside sound clashes. By the time Levy released Poor Man Style in 1982, he was arguably Jamaica's preeminent vocalist. Poor Man Style features a set of punishing rhythms from the crack studio outfit The Roots Radics, with production work from singer?turned?label owner Linval Thompson and former King Tubby protégé Scientist. The title track?a crisply observed sufferers' tale full of tragic notes and indelible details from everyday life?hits particularly hard."