Horace Andy [a.k.a.Sleepy] must process one of the sweetest and most distinctive
voices in reggae music . 1951 in Kingston Jamaica. He cut his first track in 1966 for
producer George ‘Phil’ Pratt, a tune called ‘Black Man’s Country’. But it was four years
later his star really began to shine when he joined the stable of Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd’s
Studio One. It was Coxsone Dodd who renamed him Andy after another of his leading artists
Bob Andy, such was his belief in Horace’s writing talent and singing abilities. Still only twenty
years of age Horace used his falsetto talent to the fore and cut some impressive tracks at
13 Brentford Road, Studio One’s headquarters. Such reggae standards as ’Skylarking’,
‘Just Say Who’, ‘Love of a Women’ and ‘Something on my Mind’ to name but a few.

The early 1970’s saw Horace due to political reasons move on to work with producer
Bunny Lee, a move that suited his talents and beliefs, Horace being an early advocate
to the Rastafarian faith.The tracks which he cut with Bunny, which we concentrate on here
gave his songs a rootsy feel. The rhythms often cut at Channel ONE and Randy’s Studio17
and finalised at King Tubby’s, provided a fine backbone for Horace to recut some of his
earlier classics, along side his newer songs also to become reggae standards. Like
‘Money Money’, ‘Zion Gate’ the great ‘You are my Angel’ and a version of The Heptones
‘My Guiding Star’. The power of these recordings were such that the earlier tracks like
‘Skylarking’ became hits a second time around.Proving that the ‘you can’t keep a good
tune down’ mantra was alive and kicking… …A golden time for Horace and Reggae
music in general…
Horace would go on to work with other producers like Everton Da Silva in 1977 creating
the ‘In the Light’ album and the New York based Lloyd ‘Wackies’ Barnes in the 1980’s
for his ‘Dancehall Style’ recordings. Most recently his work with Massive Attack has brought
his majestic voice full circle and back into the arena once more. Those ‘Massive’ recordings
and this dub collection here seem to fit side by side. Horace’s distinctive vocal riding over
the rhythms adding a magic as only he can .....


CD Track Listing

1. Why Oh Why Dub
A lost dub of Horace coming down on Charlie Ace's 'George Foreman' rhythm.
''Trouble...Why my people.. Why''.
2. Dub Larking. Bunny Lee gets Horace to rework his Studio 1 classic 'Skylarking' with a
little help from Augustus Pablo on the backing track. This is a rare dub version
3. Zion Dub.
A raw dubbed up version of Horace's 'Zion Gate'.
4. Dub Money. A rare dub to Horace's classic 'Money Money'....the root of all evil..
has never been prophetised so sweetly....
5. A True Dub. Horace's 'True Love Shines Bright' in true dub fashion..Nice...
6. Dub Guidance. Horace's interpretation of the Heptones 'My Guiding Star' .
This is a rare dub version..enjoy.
7. Dub Say Who. A fine lost dub to another Horace Studio 1 classic reworked with Bunny Lee
giving it a more rootsy feel.
8. Dub On My Mind. Horace's 'Something on my Mind' stripped to it's dub. 9. Love Of A Dub Band. Another reworking of an early Horace classic 'Love of a Woman'
here in it's fine 1970's dub form.
10. Use This Dub. Horace's 'Don't Try and Use Me' in dub.
11. Dub Letter.
Horace cut a version to a foreign R & B classic 'Letter to Mummy &
Daddy' also came down on by Delroy Wilson, this is the lost dub version.
12. Dub Angel. Originally cut at Harry J's studio this is the rare dub to Horace's '
You are my Angel'.

13. Bless This Dub.*
A great horns dub to Horace's cut of Tony Orlando's 'Bless You'.
14. Dub Ah Fulfil.* Last but not least a dub cut of John Holt's and Bunny Lee's ' Serious Thing' written
about the wars in Kingstons ghettos Horaces dubbed vocal cutting through......'
Marcus Garvey ah words fulfil.'.. true...
•CD Bonus Track

Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
1. Why Oh Why Dub . 2. Dub Larking. 3. Zion Dub. 4. Dub Money. 5. A True Dub. 6. Dub Guidance.
Side 2
1. Dub Say Who. 2. Dub On My Mind. 3. Love Of A Dub Band
4. Use This Dub.
5. Dub Letter.
6. Dub Angel.

Musicians Include:
Carlton ‘Santa’ Davis, Sly Dunbar ; Drums
Robbie Shakespere; Bass
Earl ‘ Chinna’ Smith; Guitar
Winston Wright; Organ
Augustus Pablo; Keyboards
Tommy McCook ; Saxophone
Bobby Ellis; Trumpet
Recorded at ; Channel 1, Randy’s Studio 17, Harry J’s
& King Tubby’s.

Produced by ; Bunny Lee.
Design by ; Voodoo London.
Photography by ; Maverick, Jah Floyd Archive.
All Titles Published by; Striker lee Music
Manufactured under licence from E.Lee.