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CD Review: Warrior King, Tell Me How Me Sound

[amazon-product align="right"]B005LKRZQG[/amazon-product][Tads, 2011] If the title of this album is Warrior King’s way of asking for an honest assessment of how he sounds at this juncture in his career, I’m happy to respond. And while ...
CDs, Music, Reggae, Reviews

CD Review: Three Legged Fox, Always Anyway

[amazon-product align="right"]B005K15XBA[/amazon-product][2011] Is this reggae or is it rock? I dunno. It’s certainly not "Rasta music" – the lyrical focus sees to that and the rock sensibility is far too strong anyway. But it’s also ...
CDs, Music, Reviews

CD Review: Hossam Ramzy and Special Guests, Rock the Tabla

[amazon-product align="right"]B005A0FCUS[/amazon-product][ARC, 2011] There’s good reason this album has been given the red carpet treatment by its label. What else do you do with such an amazing conglomeration of musical ideas other than spread the ...
CDs, Music, Reggae, Reviews

CD Review: The Green, Ways & Means

[Easy Star, 2011] For some reason musicians of the islands of Hawai'i often do an amazing job with the music of the island of Jamaica. There’s something in the water besides salt, apparently. Anyway, here's ...
CDs, Dub, Music, Reggae, Reviews

CD Review: Tommy McCook, Dubbing With Horns

[Jamaican Recordings, 2011] Sure, you probably know the name Tommy McCook from his days in ska, but you may not have heard much about him post-Skatalites. Fortunately, though, he did move onward, and I daresay ...
CDs, Music, Reggae, Reviews

CD Review: Zion, Crying for Freedom

[amazon-product align="right"]B005NSRKY8[/amazon-product] [Skank Records, 2011-11-12] The artist called Zion is hugely reminiscent stylistically, and in his vocal timbre, to Bob Marley (as opposed to, for example, the unique Ossie Dellimore as featured on another recent Skank ...
CDs, Music, Reggae, Reviews

CD Review: Ossie Dellimore, Reggae Music

[amazon-product align="right"]B0043XVAUE[/amazon-product] [Skank Records, 2010] I complain occasionally about the exceedingly narrow lyrical focus of most Rastafarian songwriters, meaning too much of the automaton preacher, too little of the rational thinker; too much "reasoning," too little ...
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