Max Romeo - Every Man Ought To Know

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Max Romeo - Every Man Ought To Know (M.Romeo & C.Chin)

Max Romeo - Every Dub Ought To Know (M.Romeo & C.Chin)

USA reissue, original release 1973
Produced by Clive Chin for Above Rock, matrix AB1851.

Born in 1947 as Max Smith, he joined the Emotions and scored his first hit in 1966 with (Buy You) a Rainbow, produced by Ken Lack. Later he started working for Lee 'Scratch' Perry, as part of the Hippy Boys, which later became the Upsetters. After Romeo cracked the british charts 1968 with the naughty Wet Dream, he transformed from rudeboy to rasta and went on to record some more classic tunes with Lee Perry (check out the 1976 War inna Babylon album on Island) Apart from tunes like Everyman Ought To Know, Sixpence, Red House (no, it's not the Hendrix song) and Chi Chi Bud, Max Romeo also recorded other material for Impact under the name of Maxy Smith (2000 years ago) and as part of Romax & Keith (Don't Blame The Man). An alternate dub version of Everyman Ought To Know, called Don Won Dub can be found on the flipside of the Roots & Wailers Band - Evil That You Do.