Dr. Alimantado ‎
Best Dressed Chicken In Town

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2010 UK reissue on standard LP = Absolute classic ! The first record ever released on the Greensleeves label.

Label:  Greensleeve 
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Release date:01-08-2010(orginally released in 1978)

2010 UK reissue on standard LP = Absolute classic ! The first record ever released on the Greensleeves label.

Tracks:
A1 Best Dressed Chicken In Town
A2 Just The Other Day (Vocals – Droppy)
A3 Poison Flour (Vocals – Horace Andy)
A4 Gimmie Mi Gun (Vocals – Gregory Isaacs)
A5 I Killed The Barber (Vocals – Jackie Edwards)

B1 Unitone Skank (Vocals – Gregory Isaacs)
B2 Can't Conquer Natty Dreadlocks
B3 Ride On (Vocals – Jah Woosh, Jimmy Radwell)
B4 Plead I Cause
B5 I Shall Fear No Evil

 

One-of-a-kind Jamaican DJ Dr. Alimantado found unexpected fame with U.K. punks after Johnny Rotten bestowed his blessings. The hoopla was certainly warranted based on the high quality of his mid-'70s sides, several of which are included on Best Dressed Chicken in Town. Handling production chores himself, Alimantado enlisted top reggae engineers and producers like Lee "Scratch" Perry, King Tubby, and Scientist to add their own alchemy to the mix. The dub-inflected tracks and Alimantado's idiosyncratic musings prove a potent combination, especially on standouts like "Poison Flower" (a version of a Horace Andy vocal), the Rasta vengeance number "I Killed the Barber," and the comically over-the-top title cut. Other highlights include the bubbly "Unitone Skank," as well as the album's two instrumentals: a predictably bizarre and brilliant Scratch mix, "I Am the Greatest Says Muhammed Ali," and the Duke Reid homage "Tribute to Duke" (based on Slim Smith's incredible rendition of the Billy Stewart soul gem "Sitting in the Park"). Completing this very enjoyable disc are sampled vocals by Gregory Isaacs and Jackie Edwards, the musical contributions of great Kingston studio outfits like the Aggrovators, and, finally, the tableau-like cover photo of Alimantado walking the sunny streets of downtown Kingston. Along with other unique dub and DJ titles like Mikey Dread's African Anthem, Best Dressed Chicken in Town is a must for reggae enthusiasts.

Notes
An I.S.D.A Production.
Published by D. Aliman. Tado
1978 Greensleeves Records
Distributed by EMI Records Ltd.
Printed in England by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Bedford.

The following vocal studios were used:
A1, B2, B3: Black Ark
A2, A3, A5, B4, B5: King Tubby's
A4: Channel One
B1: Randy's

 

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): standard
Speed(33,45): 33rpm
Label: Greensleeve
Originally released: 1978
This release: 2010
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