Love Grocer was a (maybe is) a musical team with the main players being a duo of Chris Peter, revered for trombone, keyboard and bass, and David Fullwood, an excellent trumpet and guitar player. They both were in the Crispy Horns brass section and have been engaged in various releases, some in collaboration with some of the finest producers and artistes such as Mad Professor, Steel Pulse, Dreadzone. Horace Andy Morcheeba, The Bluetones as well as Zion Train.
Their works with other artistes of reggae dates back to the early 90s when Chris was a founder member of the legendary Conscious Sounds stable, playing with Centry and the Dub Specialists while Dave worked with Zion Train and Tassili Players.
On Lover Grocer’s team we also find Richard Doswell (known for alto sax and flute) & Jon Petter (known for tenor sax) all of whom (including Chris and Dave) complete the brass quartet.
Music production and mixing duties are the works of Dougie Wardop and Chasbo of Conscious Sounds Studio. While on stage Chasbo is also mandated to run the control tower. MC Spee takes the stage.
Love Grocer produced their first release through Universal Egg in November 2005 with the ‘Surviving’ 10’, which featured Earl 16 on vocals and additional production by Steve Vibronics and Neil Perch.
Their first album was entitled ‘Rocking with the Love Grocer’ and the second ‘Fresh Produce’. Featuring a new live drummer and Earl 16 on vocals (amongst others), their third album, ‘Across The Valley’was released by Universal Egg in May 2006.
Here is some more information about there team that you might need to know. I recovered it from the wayback machine.
Crispy Horns Brass Section
Chris Petter – Trombone, Keyboards & Bass, co-founder and mainstay of Conscious Sounds Studio, composition & production on Centry, The Dub Specialists, Headhunter, Rockers 44, Music Family, Planet Dub, Zion Train, Jungleneck.
Dave Fullwood – Trumpet & Guitars, featured instrumentalist on many recordings and stages, founder of The Cosmics, extensive touring and studio work with Tassilli Players and Zion Train.
Richard Doswell – Alto Sax & Flute, reggae hornsman extrordinaire, worked with lots of bands including Lee Perry & Dennis Brown.
Jon Petter – Tenor Sax, versatile musician featured on a vast number of recordings, also plays with Zubop, The Drones, Klezmer Klub and Tinpots.
Recent Crispy Horns credits:
Steel Pulse, Mad Professor, Zion Train, Asian Dub Foundation, Adrian Sherwood, Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Prince Allah, Rod Taylor, Tony Roots, Trinity, Dillinger, Jah Warrior, No Secrets (Zomba), Dreadzone, Headmix Collective, Macka B, Morcheeba, The Bluetones, Stereo MC’s, Pablo Gad, Manasseh, The Disciples, Starkey Banton, Prince Buster, Mission Control, Ronnie Lion, The Bush Chemists.
Ben Balafonic at Balafonic Studios
DJ, mixing and production, currently Live mixing for “Dreadzone”, recent remixes for “ I n I Crew” (Sony), Mobb Deep (Sony), Ms Dynamite (Polydor), The Rolling Stones, Sinead O’Connor, Afro-Celt Sound System, Headmix Collective. Latest project is “Mafiatone” with Greg Roberts (Dreadzone, Big Audio Dynamite).
Best known for his spiritual vocal cuts for Leftfield, ‘Release the Pressure’ on ‘Leftism’, and ‘Chant of a Poor Man’, he brings a depth of experience from mashing up the dance with Love Injection Sound System.
Master of the mic, many projects including “Dreadzone” & “Terminal Head”, presents “Flava” on Channel 4, resident MC at Bedrock, Heaven, Londons’ choicest beats and breaks club.
Legendary roots singer with countless hits to his name, worked with all the main reggae producers.
Doug Wardrop at Conscious Sounds
Mixing & recording. Co-founder and supremo of Conscious Sounds Studios, done the dubs for countless famous and up & coming artists, Freddie McGregor, Prince Allah, Horace Andy, Dillinger, Trinity & Rod Taylor, The Bush Chemists, Centry, Jungleneck, Singer Blue.
Manchester’s finest vocal dubster saw the crowds jumping with the Grocer live shows at Glastonbury this year. With Crispy Horns returning the favours in the Dance tent, Dadda’s new solo venture is one to look out for.
I’m a fan of this musical team and I’ve undertaken to revive this site. Music lives, and so I want their work to live. I’ll be updating this site with more of the works that they did, the performances or concerts that they attended et al. In the meantime, the site might still be under recovery but will publish content about music.