Ken Boothe - Who Really Care / Careless Dub - Roots International / Ohm Records 7" 45T RE 1976 / 2017

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Ken Boothe - Who Really Care / Careless Dub - Roots International / Ohm Records 7" 45T RE 1976 / 2017

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Ken Boothe - Who Really Care / Careless Dub - Roots International / Ohm Records 7" 45T RE 1976 / 2017

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Ohm Records Inc. is honored to start another chapter of vintage reggae vinyl releases with the legendary B.B. Seaton. We’ve teamed up with Soul Beat Records to bring you some truly amazing recordings from the golden era of Jamaican music. Starting the series off are two very powerful 7” singles originally from 1976, recorded at Treasure Isle Studio, and mastered by the great Errol Brown from the original master tapes. B. B. Seaton – Is Life and Ken Boothe – Who Really Care, both with dub versions. This is the first ever vinyl reissue of these two amazing songs written by Mr. Seaton. With Willie Lindo on guitar, Val Douglas on bass, Sly Dunbar on drums, Winston Wright on organ, and B. B. himself on piano. The horns section consisted of Nambo Robinson, Dean Frazier, Clive Hunt, and Bobby Ellis. Lyrically these songs seem so relevant and important for the world today. They speak of a time that was in similar need for words of unity. We hope you enjoy these releases and soon following will be several other masterful creations by these revolutionary musicians so stay tuned!

The great Ken Boothe has been one of the most influencial and spiritually moving voices in musical history. A pure singer and songwriter always voclaizing straight from the soul.

 Ken Boothe's musical career began in the early sixties. Coming from a musically talented family, Ken attributes his musical interests and abilities to his mother and older sister. They have inspired him to use his blessings. In addition, he acknowledges being influenced by the musical greats, Mahalia Jackson, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, The Temptations, and The Drifters. When Ken Boothe was only eight years old he won his first singing contest and has never looked back. 
Boothe first started recording with Winston 'Stranger' Cole in the duo Stranger And Ken, releasing titles including 'World's Fair', 'Hush', 'Artibella' and 'All Your Friends' during 1963-65. Thereafter he released a series of hits on Clement Dodd's Studio One Label. When the rocksteady rhythm began to evolve during 1966 Boothe recorded 'Feel Good'. In 1968 at the age of 17, Ken Boothe released his first album "Mr. Rock Steady", which included numerous hits such as "The Girl I Left Behind", "When I Fall In Love", "I Don't Want to See You Cry", "Home, Home, Home", and the title many regard as one of Boothe's best exponents of song, "Puppet On A String. During this period he was often referred to as the Wilson Pickett of Jamaican music. He continued recording with Dodd until 1970, releasing some of his best and biggest local hits. He also made records for other producers at the same time, including Sonia Pottinger's Gayfeet label, for which he recorded the local hit 'Say You" and "Lady With the Starlight". in 1968. In 1971, he inspired the world with his hit song "Freedom Street" on Leslie Kong's Beverley's label. This classic was co-written with BB Seaton, whom Ken had worked with from their Studio One days.

During the early seventies, he freelanced for various producers including Bunny Lee, B.B. Seaton, Keith Hudson, Randy's, George 'Phil' Pratt, Niney the Observer, and in 1974, he recorded the hits, "Everything I Own", followed by "Crying Over You" for producer Lloyd Charmers. The legendary singer has to his credit an illustrious string of hits that have dominated the Rocksteady and Reggae music eras, successively.
He has released a total of twenty-one  albums and has always been recognized as the "Voice of Choice" in the history of Jamaican popular music.