From the archives of Boomshakalaka, London 1992
In any discussion of classic Jamaican vocalists, two names to be reckoned with must be Horace Andy and Alton Ellis.
Alton Ellis secured huge hits in the sixties for Duke Reid and Coxsone Dodd with his ability to sing of love found and lost and to this day maintains a large presence in the Jamaican pysche. While not such a prodigious hitmaker, Horace Andy cut some of the most distinctive slices of roots music throughout the seventies. With his work with Massive Attack, Horace's reputation has since gone outernational - he continues to record in the UK and Jamaica for various producers and maintains a strong link with the dancehall.
Horace Andy and Alton Ellis sing songs of love, unity and peace - to hear their music is to feel it - to meet them is to know it.
Boomshakalaka's LOL BELL-BROWN and MARK OTTIGNON met with the legendary pair in Horace's flat in Ladbroke Grove, where we are witness to the following discussion...