SAVONA PRODUCTIONS: #29 Cornel Campbell - “100 Pound Of Collie” feat. Exile Di Brave, Cali P, Lutan Fyah, Prince Alla, Leroy Sibbles & The Jewels (ABC / VP / Baco Records)
I realised the other day I’ve been producing music for over 20 years now! So I thought it’s time to do a countdown of all my favourite releases over the years, across many great labels - Inertia, Elefant Traks, Muti, VP, ABC, Baco Records, & Didgeridoo as well as my own imprint Savona Records. You can find all this music on my Bandcamp page - click the link in my Instagram bio if you want to hear more.
This is one of my favourite tracks from ‘Havana Meets Kingston’! Incredibly it features 8 singers in total with the unmistakable drum and bass rhythm section of Sly & Robbie, alongside Bongo Herman on percussion, Bopee on guitar and an all-star Cuban rhythm section of Yaroldy Abreu, Changuito (Los Van Van) and Oliver Valdes. Cornel originally recorded his chorus in Kingston on a slow riddim for the Starlight Label in 1982, and for this version I wrote a new, much faster instrumental for him and recorded it at the legendary Egrem Studios in Havana, Cuba. The guest vocals were recorded soon after in Kingston, Jamaica. As well as a special appearance from Leroy Sibbles (The Heptones), this version also features Glasford ‘Porti’ Manning and Benji of The Jewels, in their first recorded appearance in over 25 years.
The next few weeks I’ll be counting down my top #30 favourite productions from over the last 15 years - stay tuned for more!
By the way Bandcamp is an amazing site for two reasons - firstly, you can actually buy music to enjoy in the highest digital formats (WAV, AIF), ie. much higher quality than $hitty iTunes or the streaming quality of Spotify. Secondly in most cases the money goes direct to the artist, and you can pay whatever you feel! WE LOVE BANDCAMP. https://mistasavona.bandcamp.com/ (click link in my Insta bio)
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