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

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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.

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