Written back in 1966 by Smokey Robinson, the Motown hit ‘Get Ready’ saw global success through The Temptations and has withstood the test of time for over half a century.
Now in 2019, production guru Prince Fatty has stepped up to the plate with a who’s who of reggae and dancehall royalty to give the record a dub rework. Set for release on the 28th June via Evergreen Recordings, ‘Get Ready’ features Big Youth, George Dekker and many more of the biggest names in the business.
After just giving The Last Poets’ ‘Understand What Black Is’ a dub overhaul and selling out his Record Store Day release ‘Be Thankful What You Got Ft Earl 16,’ Prince Fatty’s onslaught of releases have been turning heads and pricking up ears time and time again, and it’s easy to hear why. ‘Get Ready’ captures the soulful and infectious grooves of the original, whilst also delving into a deep, easy- listening, rock-steady masterclass. The effortless falsetto of George Dekker makes for one of the smoothest hooks you’ll hear all year, not to mention the ever-reliable Deejay toasting of Big Youth and Horseman’s explosive percussive work.
On producing the track, Prince Fatty added:
‘Get ready’ is a masterpiece of the time and for me, it’s perfection squeezed into 2 minutes, 45 seconds - having a vocalist like David Ruffin on backing vocals just tops the bill. If you follow Prince Fatty and the Horseman, you will know we love the rockers style of the late 70s. I wanted our version to have the Disco Mix feeling so I enlisted George Dekker from the Pioneers for the lead vocal. George’s range and falsetto are on the same level as Eddie Kendrick and Melvin Franklin which is no easy task, and I think he has delivered a great vocal. Balanced by the infamous Big Youth’s toasting “I have some children, but we can have some more!” Love is the message for those lucky enough to find it. People, its best you Get Ready!”
released June 28, 2019
Drums - Horseman
Percussion- Horseman and Lenny Edwards
Bass - Black Steel
Guitar - Kashta Tafari
Keyboards - Carlton “Bubblers” Ogilvie
Backing Vocals - George Dekker
Lead Vocal - Big Youth & George Dekker
Recorded at the Ironworks, Brighton
Mixed by Prince Fatty at “Jah Dub Stido”, Siracha, Thailand