Fred Locks - The Missing Link CD VP Records

Product code: VPCD 2128

The story behind this album--released in 2000 but recorded in 1978--is nearly Biblical: a tale of optimism, lost hope, and finally redemption that's fitting for its roots reggae/Rasta consciousness theme. In 1976, Vulcan released Fred Locks's debut set, "Black Star Liners." The album became a reggae classic, its title tune--a Garveyite view of repatriation--an anthem. With producer Hugh "Jah Shoes" Boothe, Locks recorded a follow-up set in '78. But Vulcan folded, and neither Boothe nor Locks had the cash to release the album, which was then abandoned. Over the next 20 years an original tape was lost, others damaged. Then, years later, the missing cassette surfaced, and the tapes were restored.

The line-up of musicians is stellar, including Jahlovemuzik's celebrated Albert Malawi on drums and Pablove Black on keyboards and backup vocals, and "Rastafari Rule" and "The Only One" (and its dub) are standouts on this fine album and piece of reggae history.


1. Rastafari Rule 

2. Wheat And Tears 

3. Hurry Brings Worry 

4. I Know 

5. Rastaman Time 

6. Child Of The King 

7. Gun Court Affair 

8. The Only One 

9. The Only Dub 

10. Judge Not 

11. The Key Of Life 

12. The Key Of Life (Accapella)


Produced by Hugh Boothe (Jahlovemuzik)


Label: VP Records

Format: CD

Year: 2000

Brand VP Records
Condition New
Product Code VPCD 2128
Weight 0.09kg