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War Of Words

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Originally released on cult imprint 99 Records in 1981, War Of Words is the classic debut album by Singers & Players, a loose collective featuring top Jamaican deejays Prince Far I and Jah Woosh, plus members of the Arabs and Roots Radics. The mic is dominated on this record by the sweet vocals of cover star Bim Sherman.

Whilst very much based on a dub reggae blueprint, the record also features Keith Levene from Public Image Limited on guitar and Ari Up from The Slits on backing vocals. Kingston sound system culture as viewed through the prism of the London post-punk squat scene, and championed by the quintessential downtown NYC no wave record label.

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released January 1, 1981

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Singers & Players London, UK

A colourful collective of rastas, rebels and punk rockers, memorable Singers & Players included Prince Far I, Bim Sherman, Mikey Dread, Style Scott, Keith Levene, Jah Woosh, Deadly Headley, Ari-Up & Congo Ashanti Roy.

They recorded 5 albums between 1981 and 1988 and were regarded as a dub supergroup.
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