This originally ran in the St. Louis Post Dispatch in 1994
In the early 80's, Errol Lewis and Errol Marshall (better known as "Myrie and
Marshall") established their Sunset label. Based in the notorious "Waterhouse" ghetto of
Kingston, this young duo produced tracks primarily from youthful artists in their
Some of the results are found on "Waterhouse Revisited," with a dozen songs and
just under 45 minutes of reggae.
You'll find early efforts from Sugar Minott (the only "established" artist at the
time), John Wayne, Tonto Irie, Junior Reid and Half Pint. There are also two tracks each
from Michael Palmer and Pad Anthony. A number of these obscure cuts will sound
familiar as they follow the Jamaican practice of utilizing previous rhythms.
The gentle urgency of the music, crisp production, clean packaging and nice even
flow make "Waterhouse Revisited" a fine sampler showcasing the early talents of these
young artists and producers.
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