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Zion Holy Place

by Grant Phabao & The Jays

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Already the 5th single extracted from the sublime 'Stepping Up In Time' album from Jamaican vocal trio The Jays, 'Zion Holy Place' first appeared in 2009 as the b-side of the 'Don't Sell Your Soul', a 45 pressed in Jamaica at 100 copies only…

But this flipside was not the original version, instead a jazz rework had taken its place, and it was that same jazz version you could hear on the album released digitally at the end of march, 2013, entirely produced by Frenchman extraordinaire Grant Phabao.

Finally seeing the light of day, here's the original version of 'Zion Holy Place', a purely roots natty roots tune, strictly one drop and uplifting, and 100% exclusive to this single! It would have been a deep shame to keep this reggae classic under wraps.

Also unreleased until now, the 'Rockers Rework' drives the song forward with insistence on the first and third beats (as opposed to second and fourth beats of rock music), for a more Sly & Robbie-esque take on the righteousness-celebrating tune, full of confidence and pride!


released January 9, 2014

The Jays : vocals
Guillaume Méténier (Soul Sugar) : organ, clavinet, Moog (01)
Grant Phabao : all other instruments, production, mix and audio mastering
Written by Lloyd Forrest & Errol Wilson
Composed by Grant Phabao
Published by T.I.M.E.C. (SACEM, ISWC T-906.871.838.7)
A&R : Djouls
Artwork by Ben Hito
© 2014 T.I.M.E.C./Paris DJs

The Jays discography :
Stepping Up In Time (album)
Zion Holy Place EP
Agatha EP
African Man EP
Stepping Up In Time EP
The Going Is Tough (Adrian Quesada Remix)
Don't Sell Your Soul 45


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Paris-based production team (Djouls, Grant Phabao, Loik Dury & Ben Hito) featuring worldwide guest vocalists, musicians, deejays, graphic/web designers and writers. Reggae, Afro, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Latin, Hip Hop and more audio goodness.


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