Barry Brown – I’m Not So Lucky | Reissue Album

by May 22, 2019News

Barry Brown - I'm Not So Lucky


Originally released on in 1980 on the Black Roots imprint, Barry Brown’s album named after his popular dancehall hit on the “Storm” riddim, has been re-released on vinyl by Deep Roots out of France. Produced by Sugar Minott for Youth Promotion, Barry Brown at the time of this release was more or less what Youth Promotion was all about… a talented youth who could write songs and had a very distinctive voice.

All tracks are extended versions with dubs included, with the addition of Ranking Simeon’s “Love & Live”, a deejay piece to “Jah Jah Never Sleeps”. Apart from the title track its pretty tough roots music all the way, and includes the singer’s second version of the excellent “Things & Time”, one of his best recordings.


Side 1:

1. Dread Taking Over (extended)
2. I Love Sweet Jah Jah (extended)
3. Jah Never Sleep (extended)
4. Love & Live – Ranking Simeon

Side 2:

1. I’m Not So Lucky (extended)
2. Things & Time (extended)
3. Never Fight A Brother (extended)