1969

PROFESSOR IN ACTION * THE SCIENTISTS * AMALGAMATED 848 * UK

Finding this record in a batch could make a collectors heart jump, it looks like what could easily be the earliest recording credited to Scientist (Hopeton 'Scientist' Brown), every thing looks, and sounds, right. Firstly; it's an instrumental, so that would be right. Secondly it's a Joe Gibbs production, that would fit. Thirdly it credits Scientists on only one side which was typical of giving new blood a single side to cut their teeth. And last, but not least, that title Professor In Action it's pure mid 1970s Scientist. But alas as the engineer/producer known as Scientist was only born in 1960 which would make him nine years old when this record was released, and while he was a preconscious teen helping out King Tubby and eventually becoming one of his apprentices, and some singers like: Delroy Wilson and Errol Dunkley were recording at a very young age, so, unless I am very much mistaken, it is highly unlikely that a 9 year old would be producing or mixing that young, even in Jamaica.


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