This one is for "The Fig".
She asked me to make mp3s of this LP by Mohamed I and the I&I Sound months ago.
This LP is very curious both in it's sound, label and line up.
The sound: first of this is a reggae album - but with an Islamic twist. The singer (Mohamed I) makes some Islamic references but also talks about Jah and Selassie. I'm not sure when the LP was recorded but would guess it was the in the 80s.
The album is on the I&I Sound record label - which was known to make very roots music especially with the artist A. Doeman whose name appears in the credits on this album. Here's a link showing the Natty Result album by A. Doeman.
Things get stranger with the line up though. Between some Google works and my memory of the times here's what I can tell you:
- Mohamed I - no idea who he is and no other album that I know of.
- Frankie Jones (background vocals) seems to have made several records
- Robert Turman - one of the original members of experimental/noise/industrial band NON
- Coozie Mellers (dj) - his name appears on various reggae records on the Bullwackies label
- Timothy Hendricks (drums) - seems to be the band leader for an ambient dub group called 23 degrees
- Steve Potterf (bass) seems to have played bass for a punk/r&b group called the Crawdaddys but shows up on some other I&I records
- Paris Treantafeles - his name shows up on other I&I releases with credits in mixing and drums - but seems like now he does something with graphics and game music?
As far as I know, this album has been out of print for a long time so I am happy to share it with you.