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Horus Records presents Previously Unreleased 'Jingling Keys' by Sangie Davis


Horus Records presents Previously Unreleased 'Jingling Keys' by Sangie Davis

London-based reggae label Horus Records releases rare roots reissues from the 70s and 80s, as well as modern material recorded in a very old-school fashion. On May 1, 2023 they will release the previously unreleased song Jingling Keys by Sangie Davis. A song which was recorded at Bob Marley's Tuff Gong Studio in 1979. 

Here is an excerpt from the biography which will be included with the full release, giving some of the history of the song. Written by Glen Lockley:

....One day Bob Marley visited and heard Sangie rehearsing in the back. He was shocked to learn that the songs were Sangie’s own compositions, and wondered why he had not shared them with him before. He was invited to quit the cooking and juice-making and begin working with Bob at Tuff Gong. However, shortly afterwards there followed the assassination attempt on Bob’s life, an event witnessed first-hand by Sangie. Bob and The Wailers subsequently relocated to London for around 16 months. Meanwhile, back in Kingston, Sangie continued to record and perform, primarily with the Twelve Tribes Of Israel Band with artists such as Fred Locks, contributing to his album Black Star Liner, Dan Hutson & The Seers (Baptism) and George Beaufort (Reaching To Our Goal).

After returning to Jamaica to headline the One Love Peace Concert, in April 1978, Bob instantly sought out Sangie. Shortly afterwards the pair composed Wake Up And Live, inspired by the roadworks they have encountered on a car journey from Kingston to Nine Mile which was used as a metaphor for the trials of life. The track would, of course, appear on the 1979 album Survival.

Babylon Feel This One
, She Used To Call Me Dada and Jingling Keys were written by Sangie and recorded, as demos, by The Twelve Tribes Of Israel Band. Bob added overdubbed vocals to the former pair but not the latter. Though none of these tracks were ever officially released, they have become well known within collector circles and, indeed, to the wider reggae fraternity. 

The song will be available as digital single, but also as 7" vinyl with picture sleeve and fold out including biography, lyrics and more! Get your copy at Horus Records' Bandcamp.

Anthony ‘Sangie’ Davis - Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar
Albert ‘Ilawi’ Johnson - Drums
Earl ‘Bagga’ Walker - Bass
Paul ‘Pablove Black’ Dixon - Keyboards
Anthony ‘Steelie’ Johnson - Keyboards
Dalton Browne - Guitar
Everton Carrington - Percussion
Junior Marvin - Guitar / Backing Vocals