The pioneer of toasting Ewart Beckford, better known by his stage name U-Roy, is
a Jamaican vocalist. He was bursting onto the Jamaican scene in the
early 1970s with his typical rapping style of singing (toasting) over
the rhythms and beats he created. All of a sudden, Jamaica awoke one
morning and U-Roy was everywhere. He released his debut album Version Galore in
1970, it consists of his earliest songs, all recorded for Duke Reid's
Treasure Isle label. Most listeners will especially recognize “Tide Is
High,” originally by the Paragons and recorded later as a 1980 hit by
Blondie. Enjoy listening to the way he's bringing his lyrics all over
the record. It's toasting at best.
Version Galore is available as limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on orange coloured vinyl.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on orange coloured vinyl