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"At the time I really didn't understand what is flat. I leave to come back but before I even come back I get a call that Hugh Mundell is working at Harry J Studio and to meet him. l come round there, they laid a rhythm. And then I get a next message saying you will be working at King Tubby's, - which King Tubby's Studio is just down the road where I live in Kingston II." Reid goes to the studio to voice the song. "I just take one take and that song was voiced. I find myself doing the intro, taking the solo and coming back in, doing everything that was supposed to be done besides never knowing the difference between solo, intro or bridge or nothing was called because I was doing everything. So it amaze them. To see well naturally he just a do it." In later sessions with Mundell, Reid also cuts the flipside of a Mundell’s single titled "Can't Pop No Style." "My song was on the B side titled 'Know Myself.' Mundell did a song called 'Run Come Come lnna the Dance' (as Jah Levi) and I just did the intro. Like him seh, 'Whap'n Junior Reid. the man nah go inna the dance,' and me seh like, 'the man have some faith and wait man, so whe the man a deal I man can pay my rent."' Reid has stated in various interviews that Mundell is solely responsible for breaking him in the music business and that Mundell’s album Africa Must Be Free By 1983 is the most influential album of his life. In a 2007 interview Reid speaks about Mundell’s influence in his life. "Him was mi brethren, mi godfather. Mundell used to encourage I everyday." In an interview published in the February 23, 1985 issue of New Musical Express Junior Reid talks about Mundell’s hand in his own career, "it was a bad shock when Hugh died, even in Jamaica where them things gwan all the while. I did my first song for him called 'Speak Truth.’ He carried it to England with him and it was released on the Greensleeves label." In addition to recording with Augustus Pablo throughout 1978-1979, Mundell also appears with Pablo at several live performances in and around Kingston, JA. One notable concert takes place at the popular Ward Theatre in Kingston on October 29, 1979. According to a review of the show by Balford Henry in the Jamaica Gleaner, “performers on the show were Hugh Mundell, Junior Delgado, the high-flying Shaolin Kid, a two-year old boy who performs acrobatics in his father’s arms; Dave Robinson; the Tallawah Dancers; the Tivoli High School Dancers; Horace Andy, Little Junior, and Jaba Tate. The show was backed by the Seventh Extension and the Roots International Band featuring Augustus Pablo, who had the crowd rocking during intermission.” In 1980, Mundell and Pablo have a business disagreement and Mundell decides to become an independent artist, releasing new material on his own label. He begins searching for young artists to build a new community around, much like his mentor Pablo did with his Rockers label. According to Mundell, his falling out with Pablo was due primarily to the fact that he felt he wasn't being promoted properly. As he explained in his November 1981 interview with Roz Reines, "It really suited me to become independent. You see, I didn't think that I was getting the promotion I deserved, and there were other problems. So it was kind of like I was getting stifled there...All the while there were things going on and I really couldn't sit down and talk to him about it. So I decided just to do my work the way I see it,

Great tribulation the life and times of hugh mundell