Eleven tracks courtesy the Rockers Production team, recorded & mixed by Sylvan Morris and arranged & produced by the mastermind Augustus Pablo aka Horace Swaby (born : June 21, 1954 in St. Andrew, Jamaica / died : May 18, 1999 in Kingston, Jamaica). The 1984 compilation album "King David's Melody" was longtime not available and it contains music created between 1975 and 1982 for the Rockers and Message labels, most were released as singles only previously. Here's the re-issue for the 21st century state-of-the-art remastered with the original catalogue number GREL170 featuring melodica masterpieces and deep dubs, all built on Augustus Pablo's signature rock solid drum and bass foundations.
C r e d i t s
Bass: Bunny Jeffrey, Junior Dan, Leroy Sibbles, Michael Taylor, Robbie Shakespeare, Fazal Prendergast
Drums: Albert Malawi, Anthony Basil "Benbow" Creary, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace
Lead Guitar: Earl "Chinna" Smith
Rhythm Guitar: Clive Jeffrey, Fazal Prendergast
Percussion: Teo Benjamin
Recorded and mixed by Sylvan Morris
Produced and arranged by Augustus Pablo
Photography By [Front Cover]: Lloyd Goldbourne
A1 Kind David's Melody
A2 Zion High
A3 Mr. Bassie
A4 West Abyssinia
A5 Israel In Harmony
B1 Rockers Mood
B2 Sufferers Trod
B3 Revelation Time
B4 Selfish Youths
B5 Corner Stone Dub
B6 Kent Road
Notes taken from the 11-track CD booklet GRELCD170 from 1992
"All praises due to his Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I withou him this music would not be possible. The contents within were specially selected for you people. Created between 1975 and 1982 for the Rockers and Message labels, most were released as singles and have never been re-pressed, none has ever appeared on an LP before."
"The reason this LP is called 'King David's Melody' is that Haile Selassie I is from the line of King David and King David was always playing his harp. Through the divine inspiration of Haile Selassie I, this name was chosen."
"The music which is sometimes misunderstood, has been called many different names. The music is strictly spiritually orientated ny inspiration received through the most high Jah Rastafari Selassie I. It is then translated as Reggae music - the music from creation."
ONE LOVE - Augustus Pablo and Michel McKenzieAvailable from 17.02.2017