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lacksley castell / the royals

tug a war / malnutrition

pressue sounds / uhuru


Released: 30th Nov 2105


whoa - A roots obscurity from Lacksley Castell that has been locked in the vaults of Roy Cousins Tamoki- Wambesi’s Uhuru label.

Lacksley Castell was very much a product of the Waterhouse area of Kingston. It’s a pity 'Tug a war games' was the only tune he recorded for Roy Cousins as it’s a beauty. A thoughtful laid back singer Lacksley Castell was perfectly suited to the sparse rhythms that dominated the roots scene of the period. The flipside by contrast has the soaring vocal harmonies of the Royals over the lush production that was the Roy Cousins modus operandi - As much influenced by the Philly Sounds of Gamble and Huff as West Kingston and King Tubby and Channel One. There is an excellent unreleased version of ‘Malnutrition’ to finish this set of. Comes in a hand stamped re-cycled card sleeve.

tug a war / malnutrition


  1. Tug a war games- Lacksley Castell
  2. Tug a war games version
  3. Malnutrition- The royals
  4. Malnutrition version (Previously unreleased mix)