Tetrack – Unfinished Business

April 18, 2012

Tetrack - Unfinished BusinessFebruary 14th is traditionally the time for a string of releases at the more slushy end of reggae. But this year Valentine’s Day saw the long-awaited download issue of this tough roots and lovers recording by the harmony group Tetrack, reunited after over a quarter of a century. The title refers in part to the equivalent age of some of the songs.

Tetrack was originally Carlton Hines, Dave Harvey and Paul Mangaroo. They formed in the early 1970s, catching the ear of producer and instrumentalist Augustus Pablo, for whom they cut the strong singles I’m Not Satisfied (1975) and Let’s Get Started (1977). The latter became the title-piece of their first album for Pablo in 1980, followed by a second for Gussie Clarke before the outfit called it a day towards the end of the digital decade.

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