Willi Williams: Right Time (year unknown, mid 70s?)

 |   |  <1 min read

Willi Williams: Right Time (year unknown, mid 70s?)

Reggae singer/writer Willi Williams is best known as the man who gave the world Armagideon Time which the Clash covered (and which appears on the Tougher Than Tough collection) -- and many other deep roots reggae songs.

Always well connected, Williams first worked at Studio One in the mid Sixties, recorded with Jackie Mittoo in Jamaica and Jah Shaka, Yabby You and Augustus Pablo, and the co-credit on this single goes to Sly Dunbar.

On the Imaj label (2 Tangerine Rd, Kingston) and produced by Rap Roze and Mykal Roze (presumably Michael Rose of Black Uhuru), this wonderfully baritone single came my way from my son who was living in Brixton and heard it coming from the reggae record shop across the road.

Any further information about it gratefully received.

Note: this is lifted straight from the single so does have surface noise. Enjoy. And check From the Vaults for other interesting one-offs or songs with an interesting back-story.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   From the Vaults articles index

Paper Knife: title unknown (1996?)

Paper Knife: title unknown (1996?)

At some time in the mid Nineties while in Tokyo I ambled through Yoyogi Park where the Fifites rock'n'roll stylists slick back their hair and dance to old Elvis, and girls and boys alike dress like... > Read more

The Rolling Stones: Continental Drift (1989)

The Rolling Stones: Continental Drift (1989)

For reasons which were never clear or explained, in 1989 the Rolling Stones included this interesting piece of rock exotica on their Steel Wheels album, which was otherwise business as usual in the... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE REGGAE QUESTIONNAIRE: Logan Bell of Katchafire

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE REGGAE QUESTIONNAIRE: Logan Bell of Katchafire

Elsewhere has long gone into bat for the reggae gifts of Katchafire who walk a canny line between righteous roots and pop-reggae without ever standing too close to the barbecue. They have... > Read more

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . Lizzy Mercier Descloux

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . Lizzy Mercier Descloux

So who was it rocked into downtown New York in the mid Seventies with her head full of Rimbaud? Who fell in with the CBGB crowd, had Richard Hell as a partner who saw her as his muse, and whose... > Read more