Phil Pratt - The War is On Dub Style (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 12 | 53:11 min | 122 Mb
Style: Reggae | Label: Spitfire Music
Along with other unsung rocksteady and early reggae producers like Herman Chin Loy, Rupie Edwards, Glen Brown, and Keith Hudson, Phil Pratt deserves wider recognition. Pratt first made a name for himself producing a very early Horace Andy vocal in 1966. Before that, Pratt (born George Philips) did a variety of odd jobs for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd in the early '60s, building up a strong relationship with another Dodd associate, Lee Perry, in the process. Wanting initially to make it as a singer, Pratt eventually got the chance to cut a track for Dodd called "Safe Travel." Unfortunately for Pratt, Dodd decided not to release the song, citing his disappointment with the final version as the reason. Moving on, Pratt soon hooked up with Ken Lack and found some success with the song "Sweet Songs for My Baby" on the producer's Caltone label. Pratt proceeded to release four more cuts on Caltone and supplemented his session work by running Lack's Caltone label offshoot, Sunshot.