Label
Riddim
Format
Date

Jam-Rock / Onlyroots Records
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7" Single
November 11, 2013

Artist & tune

  • Bob Andy - War In The City / Bob Andy - War In The City Version
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Bob Andy's 1976 tune War in the City is finally available again on 7" vinyl on his original Jam-Rock label, courtesy of French distributor Onlyroots Records. The track was produced by Bob Andy and the late Alphonso Small. Bob Andy tells us: "He (Alphonso) is a cousin of Dennis Brown. They shot him and killed (him) in New York. He was one of those persons you just couldn't envision, couldn't imagine, him being in a coffin. Al was the guy who had the idea for War in the City... I finished the lyrics, we both financed it. That never even play for a month in Jamaica." The tune is in the typical 'rockers' style from that period and offers serious horns riffs to make the tune even more powerful. Complemented with Bob's 'aching' vocal delivery it makes this one a hell of a roots classic!