Black World originally came out in 1979, on the Wackies' imprint, Hardwax. (The original cover commemorated the first year of Honest Jon's new reggae shop Maroons Tunes, Bullwackies' UK distributor.) It's a tough album, with Leroy Sibbles guiding the selection as well as sharing bass duties - there are versions of his classic composition "Guiding Star" and stylish Wackies heavyweight, "This World." "Tribute to Studio One" reworks Heptones' "Gonna Fight"/"Hail Don D." as modern steppers, with the kit-drums - as throughout this album - supplemented effectively by the latest electronic innovation from Japan. "Skylarking" puts in an appearance; and two full Joe Auxumite vocals from the solo album scheduled for release around this time, but abandoned when most of the tapes were lost. A dub version of Delroy Wilson's "Rain from the Skies" rounds out proceedings.
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