Trinity- Dryland Tourist

June 21, 2008

Trinity- Dryland Tourist

Dryland Tourist Version


and here is my first post….

so i figured i’d dive right in and not worry about making my first record the “be all end all” of my collection or anything….so i just picked up one that was near the top of  my stack of newly aquired used 7″s and put it on hoping it was a decent one and it is.  it also has turned out to be a great example of some unique (or at least common) characteristics surrounding JA pressed records…..that is finding definitive information about it is problematic at best….there is a fair amount of surface noise (although not too bad in this case), there is a slight warp to it (not too noticeable as well), and there is at least one pop/skip (near the beginning of side b(?))….

that ? after side B brings me to my next point….so the only marker on this record is the glued on artist/title on the front there (Trinity- Dryland Tourist) and that side certainly is Trinity.  The B side (or what I’m assuming is the B side) seems to be(is without a doubt…) a dub of that, with some of the original track vocals….doing a bit of snooping i’ve discovered that Trinity’s cut is a version/toasting of Ronnie Davis’ ‘Holding On’ and the only other copies of this record listed I’ve found list that as the A side and Trinity as the B side….is this mislabeled?  is this some other version of this single?  who knows….(maybe you do?)…regardless…solid late 70s grooves here….


if this is in fact Trinity toasting over ‘Holding On’ i believe these are the producing/instrument credits…


Producer : Ronnie Davis & Patrick Sutherland (Pat Scabba is also credited on the label)

Drums : Sly Dunbar

Bass : Robbie Shakespeare

Guitar : Bingy Bunny & Willie Lindo

Organ : Winston Wright

Piano : Gladstone Anderson

Recorded at Channel One

Not sure who did the dub but the Ronnie Davis version was mixed at King Tubby’s…so maybe tubby was at the controls?…sounds solid enough to be him.




June 19, 2008

so that post didn’t have much of an explanation of what the idea was behind this…

mostly i was looking for a way to share some music that i’ve aquired with some people out there who might be interested….(since i scour the internet for music all the time i’m thinking maybe somebody out there would be interested.)

the concept of this is to rip/post/write about Used reggae 45s i come across….starting with things i have now and maybe eventually being used as kind of a “what have i found lately” type thing….i might throw a 12″ in now and again but mostly this is going to be 7″s (thus the title)….

i’m not interested in posting whole albums (especially not of those that are still in print in one form or another)….there are plenty of other places online where you can do that…


so i think that might be it as an introduction.  say whats up if you are enjoying the tunes or can offer any insight into any of them….


First Post

June 19, 2008

Still trying to sort everything out….my concept is there just ripping some tunes, taking some pics, making everything all “nice”.  so this is a placeholder.  hopefully things’ll be up and running later tonight or tomorrow.

be very excited…