Scion Success - Profile 7" (Dub Irator)
by Scion Success
Legendary dubplate cuts to the 'chanting' riddim, as played on the Jah Life & Volcano sound systems in the early 1980's! Many of the toughest riddims of the early '80s came from the producing partnership of Hyman 'Jah Life' Wright and Henry 'Junjo' Lawes. Among them was this one, which saw two released cuts with John Holt's "Chanting" and Tony Tuff's "Dance in the Area." But, soundsytem and dubplate followers also know that this rhythm had more unreleased cuts which played regularly as dubplates on Junjo's Volcano and Jah Life's sounds at the time. In recent years we've seen these tunes unfortunately pirated, unscrupulously and anonymously sold on dubplate, recut from shoddy old plates who knows how many generations removed from originals. It seemed clear that the time had come for these cuts to see the light. So we present the three unreleased cuts on the riddim, straight form master tapes, and now identified. Two of them come from one of our favorite singers, a pair of wicked outings from a young Scion Success! "Profile", about modelling in the dancehall, and "Can't Wrong", a song of pure encouragement.