Best Dressed Chicken In Town
Killer 70ies roots 'skank' reggae classic

Best Dressed Chicken In Town

Dr. Alimantado

€ 23,95
  • LP
Label
Keyman Records
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Description

Best Dressed Chicken in Town is the debut album by Jamaican deejay Dr. Alimantado. It was first released in 1978, and collects many of his self-produced singles from 1972 to 1977, employing the engineering talents of Lee "Scratch" Perry, King Tubby, and Scientist. It was the first album released by Greensleeves Records, and found favour with followers of both reggae and punk rock in the United Kingdom.

The album employed several major hits as the basis for the tracks, including Horace Andy's versions of "Ain't No Sunshine" (on the title track) and "A Quiet Place" ("Poison Flour" and "I Shall Fear No Evil"), John Holt's "Ali Baba" ("I Killed the Barber"), and Gregory Isaacs' "Thief a Man" (on "Gimmie Mi Gun") and "My Religion" ("Unitone Skank"). The album was described by The Independent as "one of the finest albums from reggae's golden age".

32nd Year Anniversary re-issue

Tracklist

A

  • 1.Best Dressed Chicken In Town
  • 2.Just The Other Day
  • 3.Poison Flour
  • 4.Gimmie Mi Gun
  • 5.I Killed The Barber

B

  • 1.Unitone Skank
  • 2.Can't Conquer Natty Dreadlocks
  • 3.Ride On
  • 4.Plead I Cause
  • 5.I Shall Fear No Evil

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