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Available from CreateSpace Distributors in Paperback and Amazon Kindle E-book format "Junia Reggae : The Journey from King St." The Reggae story from in the trenches with a virtual "who is who" of the genre, such as The Wailers, Third World, John Holt, Keith Hudson, Coxsone Dodd, Dennis Brown to name a few. Read of the '80s political upheavals in Kingston and the Wailers drummer Carlton Barrett's opinion of Bob Marley's death and much more in a journey through the cities of Kingston, New York, Philadelphia, Houston, Maryland, Atlanta and across the Atlantic to London, Paris and Amsterdam. While maneuvering through an array of personal family responsibilities and lifestyle habits that were contrary to laws that triggered internal and external life-changing events.
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PICK -A- DUB - my first album produced along with Keith Hudson, I came up with the idea, picked the Dubs and financed the project. A clandestine release in the UK pre-empted the Kingston, Jamaica release but would become evident later when the Jamaican label printers had a broken "t" in their stencil printing and printed "Satta" the main track of the album, and the UK replicators printed and registered it as "Satia" till today. The project was for me to pick the Hudson productions of my choice which were to be Dub-mixed such as the title track "Pick-a-Dub"(S-90 Dub), "Black Heart"(True to my heart Dub), "Alright Dub"(This Natty Alright Dub),"Michael Talbot Affair"(Place in Africa Dub) all the rest were Hudson/Walker collaborations for singles or recorded from scratch especially for the album such as "Satta"(Satta-a-masa-gana Dub), "Black Right"(Declaration of Rights Dub), "Depth Charge"(Still Waters Dub), "Don't Move"(Be Still Dub), "Blood Brother"(Baby let me hold your hand Dub), "Dreader Than"(No need no soldering), "In the Rain Dub" 1 and 2 was the first Hudson/Walker collaborative production.Walker requesting that his name not appear base on his employment contract turned out to be the the opening of the flood-gates of mis-representations of firstly the performance as the emphasis of the production was the drum and bass of "Carly" and "Familyman" Barrett and the Dub-mixing of engineer King Tubby, then there was approximately four different productions of "Pick-a-Dub" by Keith Hudson in as many different sleeves over a three year period. Anyway the satisfaction of the global acceptance of the album from a humble DJ that played at bank parties out weighs all the underhandedness, things like this album had been a favorite of legendary DJ John Peel, and others who say it's one of the top 5 Dub albums of all time is priceless.
Closest audio to original Jamaican master in 1974, note label color to avoid inferior quality piracy.
PICK - A- DUB CD - With identical audio enhancement as the vinyl.
ROCK, REGGAE SHOWCASE - First vocal album released by Junia Walker, in Showcase style of vocals followed by Dubs. Released in New York, USA in the Summer of 1984 on the new Jusic International Inc. label based Cromwell Heights in Philadelphia. Featuring the Reggae "Summertime" with Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace unique drum pattern.
JUSIC 30 YEARS OF DUB AND MORE.......- 30 tracks in Volume 1 and 2 spanning more than 30 years of some notable Jusic International releases.