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Open Season

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Thanks and praises to great Jah almighty. This is for the tradition, for the music, for those who did it for us and without whom we would never have had this opportunity: the immortal Skatalites, Prince Buster, Sir Coxsone Dodd, Hon. Robert Nesta Marley, O.M. and the Wailers, Lee Perry, the Upsetters, Toots and the Maytals and countless others whose music taught us to live and love and grow. We can only hope that our efforts will honor their names and perpetuate the lessons that we have learned from them.

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the making of this record. It's been a blessing to work in such a warm, friendly and creative environment. Special livication to our parents, our brothers and sisters, Fred Feldman and the Another Planet/Profile Records posse, Bucket and the Moon Records posse, Andrew Williams, Skinnerbox NYC, The Insteps and The Slackers.

This record is dedicated to the memory of Bill Moots, Chuck Valle and Richard Morrissey.


released September 12, 1995

King Django: lead and backing vocals, tenor and alto trombones, chromatic harmonica
Erkin "El Wood" Husey: tenor and alto saxophones, vocals on "Judge Knotte", additional vocals
Jason Glaser: trumpet, flugelhorn, backing vocals
Danny Dulin: trumpet, backing vocals
David Hillyard: tenor saxophone
Dave Nelson: trombone, backing vocals
Regina Bellantese: baritone saxophone, backing vocals
Victor "Lord Sluggo" Ruggiero: piano, guitar, backing/additional vocals
Agent Jay: guitar
Victor Rice: upright bass, electric bass, backing vocals
Eddie "Headdie" Ocampo: drums, candle glass, guiro, backing vocals

Special guests:
Roland Alphonso, O.D. - tenor saxophone
Chris Dowd - Hammond organ
Robert "the Mack Emperor Sir Lord Bucket" Hingley - lead guitar, backing vocals
Krister Jonsson - Lead Guitar
Taggio "Taks" Castillo - keyboard, backing vocals
Tobias Fields - congas
Mar-Q as Rudy Boyd
Daniel Obregon as Wolf Packer

Produced by King Django
All words and music by King Django, except Tin Spam, Friend and Foolish You written by King Django & E. Husey, and Judge Knotte written by King Django, Taks, E. Husey and D. Obregon
Horn arrangements by King Django except Judge Knotte arranged by Taks.
Recorded June 7-9, 1995 at Coyote Studios, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY by Albert Caiati except tracks 3, 6 and 10 recorded April 16-30, 1994 at Hermit Village, LES, NYC by Jay "Wacko" Wasco.
Overdubs recorded June 1995 at Skyelab and Quad Studios NYC by Hod David.
Mixed at Coyote Studios by King Django, except tracks 3, 6 and 10 mixed at Hermit Village by Jay Wacko and track 12 Mixed at Coyote Studios by Sluggo and Django.


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Stubborn Records' traditional ska house band, hand-picked by King Django for their familiarity with and ability to play Jamaican-style ska.

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