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Prince Fatty

Be Thankful For What You feat. Earl 16 (rsd19)

Evergreen Recordings

record store day 2019 - 7"

Released: 13th Apr 2019


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As a special treat for RSD, Prince Fatty has collaborated with UK Reggae heavyweight Earl 16 for this limited edition rework of William DeVaughn’s 1972 classic ‘Be Thankful For What You’ve Got’ on 7” vinyl.

In true Prince Fatty style, he has included a dub on the B Side, which will only be available on the 7” pressing (limited to 750 units worldwide). The 1984 Reggae cover by Winston Curtis has become a collectors favourite (listing for up to $600) and without a repress in sight, Prince Fatty wanted to keep his version limited for those in the know. What better opportunity than to include it in the 2019 Record Store Day? During a late night recording session at the now legendary Iron Works studio, Fatty was playing the original when Earl 16 walked into the control room and exclaimed that “Be Thankful For What You’ve Got” was one of his all-time favourite records. Fast forward an hour and Horseman (drums), Dianne White (bass) and Bubblers (keys) had laid down the instrumental ready for Earl 16’s performance - all captured live in one take! This was a truly organic recording by one of the UK’s top rhythm sections and needless to say their natural groove has done the original justice. Artwork has been supplied by Prince Fatty’s longterm collaborator jAKE in his unique hand drawn style.

Be Thankful For What You feat. Earl 16 (rsd19)