Zion Hill

: Bobby Kalphat And The Sunshot Band
: 2xLP
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A few copies this album with less than perfect sleeves. 
Phil Pratt and Bobby Kalphats Zion Hill album with a heap of bonus track. Lush Instrumentals with extra dubs thrown in. Gorgeous!! One of the few Melodica albums that does not feature Augustus Pablo.
In the fifty odd years of the musical history of Jamaica’s popular music and the development of its styles through ska, rocksteady, reggae and onwards, time has now allowed some perspective so that the major players who created and changed styles and formed the music’s sonic backbone can be identified and recognised for their achievements. The names that come easily to mind, as far as the players of instruments are concerned, are people like Ernie Ranglin, Lynn Taitt, Bobby Aitken, Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook and so on, there is a whole premier league of major movers that have become familiar over time. However, hidden to those with only a casual interest is a deeper layer of musicians and arrangers who were equally key in the development of the music, such a player is keyboardist Bobby Kalphat, best known for his work with producer Phil Pratt but who worked with a series of some of the top artists of Jamaica from the late sixties through to the present day.

This release features the legendary album Zion Hill Dub, originally out on pre-release only on Pratt’s Terminal imprint in 1977 and never re-issued until now; the set is a collection of a few 45s bearing Kalphat’s name as an artist plus a number of other sides where he featured as the main player, either on keys or melodica. In addition to the original ten tracks from the album a further seven contemporary cuts are added as a bonus.


A1.   Bobby Kalphat & The Sunshot All Stars - Terminal Rock - 
A2.   The Sunshot All Stars - What About The Half Version - 
A3.   Bobby Kalphat - Counter Punch - 
A4.   Bobby Kalphat - Counter Dub - 

B1.   Bobby Kalphat - Zion Hill - 
B2.   Bobby Kalphat - Dub Hill - 
B3.   Bobby Kalphat - The Sound Of Now Dub - 
B4.   Bobby Kalphat & The Sunshot All Stars - Fat Keys - 

C1.   Bobby Kalphat & The Sunshot All Stars - Collie Collie - 
C2.   Bobby Kalphat - Behold I Come - 
C3.   Bobby Kalphat - Garla Zar - 
C4.   Bobby Kalphat - Azar (Get Wise) - 

D1.   Bobby Kalphat - Raw Roots - 
D2.   Bobby Kalphat & The Sunshot All Stars - Strange Mood (Upstairs At 118 Orange Street) - 
D3.   Bobby Kalphat & The Sunshot All Stars - Money - 
D4.   The Sunshot Band - Dub In Fruits - 
D5.   Bobby Kalphat & The Sunshot All Stars - I Don't Want To Go Version


Bass – George 'Fully' Fulllwood, Robbie Shakespeare
Drums – Carlton 'Santa' Davis, Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace, Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar
Guitar – Earl 'Chinna' Smith, Eric 'Bingy Bunny' Lamont, Dougie Bryan, Tony Chin
Keyboards, Piano – Ansel Collins, Bernard 'Touter' Harvey
Keyboards, Piano, Melodica – Bobby Kalphat
Liner Notes – Steve Barker