Horace Andy c/d s/d

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I've been listening to In the Light/In the Light Dub the last few days. I bought this record years ago but could never really get into it, but I'm loving it now. I always classified the songs as very conservative roots reggae, nothing more, nothing less, but Horace Andy has a dynamic & smooth voice, the playing is really great and the songs groove heavy soul livity inna dub style. How did I ever write this off? What are your thoughts? s/d other records? Massive Attack collab c/d?

mcd (mcd), Saturday, 2 October 2004 01:06 (eighteen years ago) link

Classic. I really like most of the Massive Attack collabs too, actually, but Trojan collection of his 70s stuff is pure good (and I think there is pretty great Blood & Fire collection which is all gold too.) In The Light is a great showcase too, but the bleh "Do You Love My Music" track which I think is the first one sorta makes it rare that I listen to the whole thing.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Saturday, 2 October 2004 01:29 (eighteen years ago) link

I am only familiar with the Massive related material.

Search: One Love, Hymn of the Big Wheel, Spying Glass, Angel, Man Next Door, Euro Zero Zero, Doldrums (+ much of Living in the Flood)
Destroy: Everywhen, Name Taken, and that horrendous live version of Light My Fire

bahtology, Saturday, 2 October 2004 02:23 (eighteen years ago) link

all the Wackies stuff is heavy: "Dance Hall Style" etc

sexyDancer, Saturday, 2 October 2004 02:45 (eighteen years ago) link

Along with "Super Ape" by Lee Perry, "The Prime Of Horace Andy" basically got me into all Jamaican music ever.

Do You Love My Music is incredible!

dog latin (dog latin), Saturday, 2 October 2004 02:58 (eighteen years ago) link

Life is For Living (prod by Mad Prof) always gets a spin at our summer BBQs.

the music mole (colin s barrow), Saturday, 2 October 2004 04:40 (eighteen years ago) link

S: all the Studio One stuff, original "Spying Glass", "Natty Dread A What She Want", any love song, "Peter and Judas", Good Vibes comp on Blood & FIre

oops (Oops), Saturday, 2 October 2004 05:08 (eighteen years ago) link

ullo Oops. Also: 'Skylarking'.

the music mole (colin s barrow), Saturday, 2 October 2004 05:10 (eighteen years ago) link

ullo, mate.
Also for a larf you may wanna check out one of his imitators, who pretty much have his mannerisms down pat. Patrick Andy, I think? Worked with Yabby You.

oops (Oops), Saturday, 2 October 2004 05:22 (eighteen years ago) link

i think some of those imitators may actually have been horace's brothers!

amateur!!!st (amateurist), Saturday, 2 October 2004 07:18 (eighteen years ago) link

the music club "prime of..." comp of bunny lee prod stuff is a wonderful thing.

gaz (gaz), Saturday, 2 October 2004 07:35 (eighteen years ago) link

Absolute classic. What a voice.

Wooden (Wooden), Saturday, 2 October 2004 14:36 (eighteen years ago) link

This album is pure CLASSIC. C'mon AlexSF, "Do You Love My Music" is not that bad. I think "dynamic" is a great way to describe his voice - which, I believe was never recorded better than here. The singing goes straight through me.

pheNAM (pheNAM), Saturday, 2 October 2004 16:27 (eighteen years ago) link

I think I like the dub half better. But even the dubs contain a lot of vox. It's really great stuff. Am looking forward to one of the 70s comps next.

mcd (mcd), Sunday, 3 October 2004 01:04 (eighteen years ago) link

His voice is sweet like honey and comes over with more positive vibrations in his own stuff than in the Passive Attack material. Is it true he has 17 children?

the music mole (colin s barrow), Sunday, 3 October 2004 01:08 (eighteen years ago) link

I don't know. But I met him really briefly once! I saw him sing with Massive Attack in 1994, and after the show I was smoking outside with my friends and he just came out to the tourbus by himself, and he was still dripping with sweat, and I was like my lord, it's Horace Andy! I shook his hand and told him how much I loved his singing. He was really nice and happy and exhausted.

You've Got to Pick Up Every Stitch (tracerhand), Sunday, 3 October 2004 01:38 (eighteen years ago) link

he is phenomenal

aka a phenom

amateur!!!st (amateurist), Sunday, 3 October 2004 06:40 (eighteen years ago) link

"let your teardrops fall" best song evah

but pretty much everything the man touches turns to gold. would recommend the "good vibes" compilation that blood & fire put out, since you've already got in the light/dub. the title track ("good vibes") is gold.

strangely his work with massive attack is my least favorite stuff of his - guess it's just too much of a good thing (that cover of light my fire sends chills down my spine, and not in a good way)

rentboy (rentboy), Sunday, 3 October 2004 10:25 (eighteen years ago) link

two years pass...

dancehall style OTM
also "sings for you & I"

haven't heard massive attack collabs but i am... wary.

ian, Monday, 11 June 2007 04:19 (fifteen years ago) link

they're not bad

lfam, Monday, 11 June 2007 04:52 (fifteen years ago) link

but once you've heard the orig 'spying glass' you never need the massive attack mix

lfam, Monday, 11 June 2007 04:53 (fifteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...

is all of his studio one stuff on good vibes or am i misreading that? cos that's the stuff i want to start with.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Friday, 30 May 2008 15:15 (fourteen years ago) link

oh, wait, i think i'm stupid. i guess the "skylarking" i had heard previously wasn't the studio one album, which is what i think i'm looking for.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Friday, 30 May 2008 15:17 (fourteen years ago) link

six months pass...

Man, the original "Spying Glass" is A+.

rox qua rox (roxymuzak), Friday, 12 December 2008 10:02 (thirteen years ago) link

If anyone could gmail me a copy of Dance Hall Style while I am a work, I would hug.

rox qua rox (roxymuzak), Friday, 12 December 2008 10:05 (thirteen years ago) link

AT work.

rox qua rox (roxymuzak), Friday, 12 December 2008 10:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Government Land is a tune.

Someone suggested destroying Everwhen upthread, which is a pity as it's the only track from 100th Window I love.

chap, Friday, 12 December 2008 14:23 (thirteen years ago) link

i would roxy but i can't when i'm at work :(

Granny Dainger, Friday, 12 December 2008 14:40 (thirteen years ago) link

Appreciate the thought regardless.

rox qua rox (roxymuzak), Friday, 12 December 2008 21:27 (thirteen years ago) link

13:44 min version of lets live in love could play on repeat everywhere all over the world and i would not complain. too much goodness!

andrew m., Friday, 12 December 2008 21:37 (thirteen years ago) link

performing in '86 in a school gym with josey wales!!!


andrew m., Friday, 12 December 2008 21:40 (thirteen years ago) link

correction: 13:44 8:45 min version

andrew m., Friday, 12 December 2008 21:51 (thirteen years ago) link

roxy -> click

craig sager (eman), Friday, 12 December 2008 21:53 (thirteen years ago) link

easy sleepy

craig sager (eman), Friday, 12 December 2008 21:55 (thirteen years ago) link

oh you are sooo awesome, thanks so much!!

rox qua rox (roxymuzak), Friday, 12 December 2008 22:07 (thirteen years ago) link

i got a 12" for Gunshot that sounds a lot like the dancehall style LP. super good. seek it immediately.

http://www.last.fm/music/Horace+Andy/_/%2812+inch%29+Horace+Andy+-+Gunshot+%28extended%29

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 12 December 2008 22:40 (thirteen years ago) link

nine months pass...

Besides "In the Light," what is worth checking out?

slagterm, Thursday, 17 September 2009 01:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Dance Hall Style is essential. Get Wise, Pure Ranking, are great. Feel Good All Over comp is great. Showcase is good.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 17 September 2009 02:17 (thirteen years ago) link

only recently heard this cover of Love Hangover. super nice.
http://www.robotsinheat.com/trax/LoveHangover.mp3

jaxon, Thursday, 17 September 2009 02:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Gunshot 12" is a must hear too.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 17 September 2009 02:35 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.mediafire.com/?t0y5qykwmnn

shit, i see that i've recommended this track before, oops. anyway, there it is. next time this thread gets revived, odds are good i'll recommend it again.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 17 September 2009 02:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Absolute classic. Spying Glass is one of the most perfect songs ever.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 17 September 2009 03:03 (thirteen years ago) link

Dance Hall Style is essential.

TRUTH!!!

GOVERNMENT TRASH QUEEN ON A THRONE (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 17 September 2009 06:20 (thirteen years ago) link

"In The Light" is great, but the compilation "The Prime Of Horace Andy" doesn't have a bad track on it as far as I'm concerned.

Incidentally I love the idiosyncrasies on the song "In The Light", the way he pronounces "shining bright" as "shaynan brot" etc.

dog latin, Thursday, 17 September 2009 09:24 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.discogs.com/Horace-Andy-Mr-Bassie/release/605393

this one's the first comp i picked up when my obsession began. never disappoints

andrew m., Thursday, 17 September 2009 16:04 (thirteen years ago) link

you need "natty dread a weh she want" -- the 12", or even better, the compilation of the same name, with lots of heavy lovers/roots crossover.

also his early studio one LPs, including the first of many named "skylarking," are pretty great, even with the dodgy covers (of e.g. cat stevens).

amateurist, Thursday, 17 September 2009 16:43 (thirteen years ago) link

"Besides "In the Light," what is worth checking out?"

Good Vibes is my favorite other thing by a pretty wide margin (disco mixes!!!).

Alex in SF, Thursday, 17 September 2009 16:56 (thirteen years ago) link

nine months pass...

Did he do anything bad?

is breads of india still tite (admrl), Thursday, 15 July 2010 19:56 (twelve years ago) link

I mean as in "bad music" not "was he ever a naughty boy?"

is breads of india still tite (admrl), Thursday, 15 July 2010 19:56 (twelve years ago) link

Not that I've heard.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 15 July 2010 20:20 (twelve years ago) link

I don't love everything he did with Massive Attack, but his JA stuff is remarkably consistent.

elephant rob, Thursday, 15 July 2010 20:27 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

I'm sitting here listening to Horace Andy tracks on youtube and an ad for BIG DOGS CLOTHING popped up. Good thing I'm not actually high or I might've actually ordered some.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzVHKR40ZKQ

del griffith, Sunday, 21 April 2013 03:23 (nine years ago) link

I just nearly recommended you play Gunshot but decided to scroll up and see what was said earlier. Needless to say, I really love Gunshot.

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 21 April 2013 05:40 (nine years ago) link

five years pass...

Though I’ve been listening to more and more dub and roots reggae in the last few years, I wasn’t familiar with Horace Andy until “Dance Hall Style” was noted on the Pitchfork best of the 80s list earlier this week. Now I’ve heard three of his albums from that decade and really love all three of them. Looking forward to going backward into some of the earlier albums.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Thursday, 13 September 2018 03:21 (four years ago) link

Can't get enough Horace Andy. Though I was always pedantically irked by the unnecessary detail of 'There's a man that lives next door, in my neighbourhood, in my neighbourhood'. Where else could 'next door' be?

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Thursday, 13 September 2018 07:04 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

New album on On-U Sound out in April. The lead track sounds promising. http://www.mywebsite.com/mylink.html

giraffe, Thursday, 3 February 2022 16:12 (ten months ago) link

Embarrassing formatting fail above. Damn.

Here's the link: https://store.on-usound.com/release/277479-horace-andy-midnight-rocker

giraffe, Thursday, 3 February 2022 16:13 (ten months ago) link

the minute I heard of the opening track sounds good

calzino, Thursday, 3 February 2022 16:17 (ten months ago) link

ordered.
really looking forward to this.
first new On-U material in a while.
also, horace andy has been added to the On-U gigs this year.

mark e, Thursday, 3 February 2022 16:17 (ten months ago) link

nine months pass...

really nice performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfkXW0Gm3eQ

brownie, Saturday, 19 November 2022 13:46 (two weeks ago) link

Wow. Thanks. Will check out later.

Meet Me in the Z'Ha'Dum (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 19 November 2022 14:07 (two weeks ago) link

awesome

ꙮ (map), Saturday, 19 November 2022 16:57 (two weeks ago) link

Nice! Is that Elvis Presley behind the drummer?

Meet Me in the Z'Ha'Dum (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 19 November 2022 17:50 (two weeks ago) link

Listening to Midnight Scorchers and need to listen to Midnight Rockers next

curmudgeon, Friday, 25 November 2022 19:32 (one week ago) link


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