was so naive about being a star. I just
wanted to play the music. When it hit,
man... look here, this picture on the cover,
in the boathouse, my girlfriend made me this
shirt, Big Youth gave me his old guitar, and
I don't remember where I got this hat from."
Ghetto-ology: living in the ghetto.
Ghetto-ology: Originally released in
1979, Sugar's first self-produced album.
Or albums, I should say. Because Ghetto-ology
originally came in two versions, a vocal and
a dub album. You can hear Sugar Minott, just
after he left Studio One, and before he
became to know as the godfather of Rub A
Dub. Most tracks were layed down at the
Channel One Studios by the then relatively
new Soul Syndicate. The Dubs were mixed by
Prince Jammy and the unknown Lancelot Mc
Kenzie at King Tubby's. Also you'll hear
Freddie Mc Gregor... on dums!
Ghetto--ology comes with a small booklet,
unfortunatly not as descriptive as Blood
& Fire always does, but it contains a
little interview with Sugar Minott,
conducted in 2000. Personally, I like every
track on this album, especially the dubs.
They all deal with conscious subjects and
there's a good mix between militant steppers
and one drops. Spiritually uplifting,
definitly! Where you hear so many rich
people say they do not believe in Jah
because of all the suffering, it is the
sufferer's themselves that cry unto JAH. The
dubs all have a completely different musical
atmosphere then their vocal counterparts. A
suberb master piece of mixing, I must say.