Standout tune on the Shine Eye Gal / Late Night Blues rhythm –
Cornell Campbell delivers one of his finest vocals on one of the finest basslines to come out of Jamaica, alongside Bunny Striker Lee on production…
Crucial all the way.
It’s a rough, tough and dangerous riddim, and the vocal is suitably powerful, with Cornell’s message of hardship and the dangers of crime involvement that lurk in a life of poverty hitting just as hard as that revolving bass guitar and drum sound.
The perfectly sweet falsetto just sways across the foundations, like a sincere message that never needed no extra force in order to be clear.
This vocal version sits perfectly alongside the Ranking Dread, Purple Man, Neville Brown and John Wayne cuts that have also been reissued via the Justice imprint.
If you don’t have it, then you should probably consider!