I'm so down with Harry Mudie. This record is some serious business*! A couple of months back, I'd posted a link to it from youandmeonajamboree. Well, I just up and scored a clean vinyl copy of this Rhythm Rulers LP my own self and have seen fit to immediately put up a slammin' 320 rip. Classic "ish" here, people. Mudie's Mood is so so good!
"Mudie's Mood" is a sweeping instrumental dynamo that demonstrates Mudie's signature string arrangements- otherwise rare in the Jamaican popular music of the day:
Dennis Walk's "The Drifter" is the killer (and authoritative) vocal version of the classic riddim (heard above):
And "Let's Start Again" is a soulful rarity of near-mystical sweetness and perfection:
Plenty more goodies where those came from. Check Lloyd Jone's "Rome" once you've downloaded your own copy...
Mediafire Download Link: The Rhythm Rulers- Mudie's Mood (Moodisc 1970). 320 vinyl rip by yours truly.
A1 Rhythm Rulers - Mudies Mood
A2 Dennis Walks - Heart Don't Leap
A3 Rhythm Rulers - Power Pack
A4 Lloyd Jones - Rome
A5 Rhythm Rulers - Mannix
A6 Rhythm Rulers - Musically Red
B1 Ebony Sisters - Let Me Tell You Boy
B2 Don Cornal & The Eternals* - Let's Start Again
B3 Rhythm Rulers - Waking The Dead
B4 Dennis Walks - The Drifter
B5 Rhythm Rulers - Run For Your Life
B6 Rhythm Rulers - Serious Business *(ha! that was an accident)
And FYI, Mudie's Dub Conference albums with King Tubby are worth getting, too.