20/10/2020: “Hard Time Pressure” by Sugar Minott & Captain Sinbad

Sugar Minott is one of the all time greats in reggae. To me, he represents a period in reggae history where dancehall and reggae were still very much intertwined. So he tends to sing on heavier riddims, but still sings.

“Hard Time Pressure” came out in 1979. I’ve opted for the full release here, with added dancehall toasting from Captain Sinbad, and the dub. The riddim’s great, so why not!

That warm bass, the chugging drums – it’s been brought together perfectly, so it’s perhaps no surprise that the legendary Prince Jammy had a hand in producing this!