SONG OF THE DAY The Defenders – Our Rights

r-4507638-1393080373-4192-jpegFive days ago UK reggae label, Pressure sounds released a fantastic compilation album titled, Every Mouth Must Be Fed.

 This collection of rarities focuses on the somewhat minor reggae/dub label, Mircon Music which was started in 1971 by Ronnie Burke and Michael Johnston who (were later joined by Pete Weston in 1972).  Micron’s name came from “Mic” for Michael and “-ron” for Ronnie and became extremely important, both as a label and a business, allowing many producers and artists a creative opening that would otherwise have been denied to them.

This compilation features cuts by such names as, King Tubby, Jah Stitch, I-Roy, and U-Roy and collects highlights from the label’s heyday.  With each track produced by either Lee Perry, Bunny Lee, or label co-owner Pete Weston, EVERY MOUTH is an essential overview to one Jamaican music’s hidden troves.

a0984886413_10Our Rights is a super rare track performed by The Defenders which was originally released via Micron Music in 1975.  Check it out above and order your copy of Every Mouth Must Be Fed from Pressure Sounds website here.


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