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Dennis Alcapone - Investigator Rock
Dennis Alcapone
Investigator Rock
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Radiation Roots)
13,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Dennis Alcapone was one of the first sound system deejays to rise to island-wide prominence, following the incredible success of U Roy’s fluid toasting style, which took Jamaica by storm during the late 1960s. Alcapone, who was born Dennis Smith in the country town of Culloden in Westmoreland, southwestern Jamaica, first made an impact on a sound system called El Paso, based in the rough-n-ready west Kingston district of Waltham Park. Initial recordings for Keith Hudson were strictly underground, but an album for Studio One and popular work for Duke Reid significantly boosted his profile. Dennis Alcapone worked closely with hitmaking producer Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee from the early 1970s, establishing a friendship that has lasted to the present day; Investigator Rock, which dates from 1977, sees the toaster riding Striker’s rockers-styled hits, voiced by the likes of Cornell Campbell, John Holt, and Johnny Clarke.
Dennis Alcapone - Guns Don’t Argue
Dennis Alcapone
Guns Don’t Argue
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Radiation Roots)
19,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Cementing his reputation as the star toaster with the small but popular El Paso sound system, based in the Waltham Park area, Dennis Alcapone was one of the first deejays to rise to prominence following U Roy’s breakthrough in the late 1960s. Born Dennis Smith in the rural district of Culloden, he became immersed in sound system culture after settling in western Kingston. Once El Paso became big on the sound system circuit, dental technician-turned-producer Keith Hudson brought him into the studio for his debut recordings, which led to a debut album for Studio One and hit material for Duke Reid, some cut in concert with his deejay sparring partner, Lizzy. Alcapone’s longstanding links with Bunny Lee yielded the excellent Guns Don’t Argue album, first issued in 1972, on which the toaster raps with style over some of Lee’s all-time greatest rhythms, including Delroy Wilson’s ‘Better Must Come,’ John Holt’s ‘Left With A Broken Heart’ and Slim Smith’s rendition of the Temptations’ soul classic ‘Ain’t Too Proud To Beg.’
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