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Available from CreateSpace Distributors in Paperback and Amazon Kindle E-book format "Junia Reggae : The Journey from King St." The Reggae story from in the trenches with a virtual "who is who" of the genre, such as The Wailers, Third World, John Holt, Keith Hudson, Coxsone Dodd, Dennis Brown to name a few. Read of the '80s political upheavals in Kingston and the Wailers drummer Carlton Barrett's opinion of Bob Marley's death and much more in a journey through the cities of Kingston, New York, Philadelphia, Houston, Maryland, Atlanta and across the Atlantic to London, Paris and Amsterdam. While maneuvering through an array of personal family responsibilities and lifestyle habits that were contrary to laws that triggered internal and external life-changing events.
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PICK -A- DUB Vinyl LP -My first album produced along with Keith Hudson, I came up with the idea, picked the Dubs and financed the project. First pressed at Alvin "GG" Ranglins Record Specialists manufacturers, unaware that a clandestine release in the UK had pre-empted the Kingston, Jamaica release but would become evident later when the Jamaican label printers had a broken "t" in their stencil printing and printed "Satta" the main track of the album with the broke "t", and the UK replicators printed and registered it as "Satia" till today as they had used the Jamaican label as their source of information and I was the one that came up with most of the titles. The project was for me to pick the Hudson productions of my choice which were to be Dub-mixed such as the title track "Pick-a-Dub"(S-90 Dub), "Black Heart"(True to my heart Dub), "Alright Dub"(This Natty Alright Dub),"Michael Talbot Affair"(Place in Africa Dub) all the rest were Hudson/Walker collaborations for singles or recorded from scratch especially for the album such as "Satta"(Satta-a-masa-gana Dub), "Black Right"(Declaration of Rights Dub), "Depth Charge"(Still Waters Dub), "Don't Move"(Be Still Dub), "Blood Brother"(Baby let me hold your hand Dub), "Dreader Than"(No need no soldering), "In the Rain Dub" 1 and 2 was the first Hudson/Walker collaborative production.Walker requesting that his name not appear base on his employment contract turned out to be the the opening of the flood-gates of mis-representations of firstly the performance as the emphasis of the production was the drum and bass of "Carly" and "Familyman" Barrett and the Dub-mixing of engineer King Tubby, then there was approximately four different productions of "Pick-a-Dub" by Keith Hudson in as many different sleeves over a three year period. Anyway the satisfaction of the global acceptance of the album from a humble DJ that played at bank parties out weighs all the underhandedness, things like this album had been a favourite of legendary DJ John Peel, and others who say it's one of the top 5 Dub albums of all time is priceless.
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Final Keith Hudson / Junior Walker joint collaboration on their Joint International label of Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA in 1979. Keith passed away in Nov. 1984 and unlike the rest of Joint productions this album was overlooked by the regular likely music pirates like VP Records who for years has been trying to claim publishing ownership of most of the Joint International catalogue. Unique rhythm production in the usual Keith Hudson style of charting a separate course of Reggae.
ROCK, REGGAE SHOWCASE - First vocal album released by Junia Walker, in Showcase style of vocals followed by Dubs. Released in New York, USA in the Summer of 1984 on the new Jusic International Inc. label based Cromwell Heights in Philadelphia. Featuring the Reggae "Summertime" with Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace unique drum pattern.
DE ATTACK - Released during the period of working with High Times label and trying to revive our Keith Hudson / Junior Walker Joint International label as Jusic Joint International with Jean Hudson. A compilation of new artistes associated with Jusic and High Times and backed by the High Times band.
DUB JUSIC - First Solo Dub album production by Junior Walker released on vinyl in London, England in 1989 on the Jusic International label and re-issued in 2001 under license by Walboomers of the Netherlands, now returns in Summer 2016 withe original '89 sleeve image on Vinyl and Digipak CD.
ROOTS,ROCK,REGGAE SHOWCASE:THE SEQUEL - Second Showcase album of vocals followed by Dubs, original pressing released in London, UK in 2004.
2017 new 21 track Digital album by Junia Walker, some new some improved and some previously only released on Various Artistes compilations.
STILL WATERS - First time original vocal done in 2011 on a Dub track recorded in 1974 as DEPTH CHARGE from the PICK-A-DUB album which is on the "B" side.
BLACK AFRICA - From Junior Walker's first vocal studio recording in 1981 at Harry J's Studio, Kingston, Jamaica. Musicians Eric "Fish" Clarke on drums, Larry "Professor" Silvera on bass, Earl "Chinna" Smith on guitars,Theophillous "Easysnapping" Beckford on piano, Keith Sterling on keyboards and Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace on syn-drums.
DOWN DOWNPRESSER - Original pressing released in London, UK 2002. Recorded, voiced and mixed at Tuff Gong Studios, 56 Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica, engineer Scientist. Musicians Carlton "Santa" Davis on drums, Christopher "Master Blaster" Meredith on bass,Earl "Chinna" Smith on lead guitar, Leebert "Gibby" Morrison on guitar,Tarzan Nelson on piano, Tony Asher on keyboards, Harry "T" Powell on percussion and Andi Green background vocals.
I an JAH - First Jusic rhythm track to be recorded in the UK at Matumbi Studio, Brixton, London.Digital programming and bass by Christopher Meredith, piano and keyboards by Tony Asher, muted trumpet by "Tan Tan", mixed at Maffy & Fluxxy Studio, Tottenham by engineer Calvin Francis.
HE DID / WALKER JOHN/ NO BANGARANG / BANGARANG DUB - First Jusic International 10" vinyl release. Original pressing London, UK 2003.
THE CONFERENCE TABLE - Taken from the album ROOTS, ROCK,REGGAE SHOWCASE:THE SEQUEL. Original pressing London UK 2004.
Nuh Skin Up Dub - The final Dub album of the Hudson / Walker Joint collaborations that started with "Pick-a-Dub", with Dubs versions from the album "From One Extreme to Another" and an impromptu inclusion of a band Hudson chose to name "Earthworm" that Walker stumbled upon in Baltimore, Maryland, USA through guitarist Steve Carter, responsible for tracks "Irie, Irie", "Troubles", "No Commitment" as standouts along with the Jamaican recordings of the Soul Syndicate band. First released in 1980 on the Joint International label in New York, USA and re-issued in 2006 by Pressure Sounds UK.
GLAD TIDINGS - First Jusic International CD, 15 tracks released in London, UK in 2000.Compilation of Reggae spanning different styles over different eras from 4-track to 16-track on to 24-tracks in the genre.
GET YOUR MIND RIGHT - A New York/ Jamaica production featuring earlier Jusic productions along with some new artistes from the early '90s and old artistes with new productions.
REMIX - Digital album made up of experimental remixes by Junior Walker of Jusic International tracks.
JUSIC 30 YEARS OF DUB AND MORE.......- 30 tracks in Volumes 1 and 2 spanning more than 30 years of some notable Jusic International releases.
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