PRINCE PHAROAH * DELROY WILSON * R & B 128 * UK
Recorded when Delroy Wilson was only fourteen years old, his voice hadn't broken, this is aimed straight at the head of Prince Buster, i.e. 'Prince Pharaoh'. Not so much, one suspects, by a relatively innocent young Delroy Wilson, but rather by the adult producer Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd; was he feeling threatened? This theory is supported by the fact that it is the one and only time Coxsone's voice is heard on wax, with what is obviously some kind of veiled admonishment.
A very young protégé of Coxsone Dodd, seen here in this Studio 1 publicity photo.
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