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CD Review: Nazarenes, Meditation

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I Grade Records, 2012 www.igraderecords.com The last I heard of Nazarenes was a well-received album on the Heartbeat label back in 2004. I remember being highly impressed with it at the time, although when I listen ...
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CD Review: Brina, Under One Sun

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Tribal Global Records, 2011 www.tribalglobal.com On the plus side, Under One Sun features memorable tunes, strong reggae rhythms, and a gorgeous, powerful voice. We also get a full load of passionately sung, deeply felt opinions, observations ...
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CD Review: Various Artists, African Blues

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Putumayo World Music, 2012 www.putumayo.com Ah, what a joy this album is. Mali Latino start things off in an unassuming but soulful way with bluesy acoustic guitar, plaintive vocal, jazzy Booker T-style Hammond organ, and relaxed ...
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CD Review: Alific, Dub in the District

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Johnny Dizzle Records, 2011 www.alific.com I don’t mind this kind of stuff, not at all. “Written, recorded, produced and arranged in my home recording studio,” according to the liner notes from Brendan Dane, a.k.a. Alific. Yep, ...
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CD Review: The Black Seeds, Dust and Dirt

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Easy Star Records, 2012 www.theblackseeds.com Don’t ask me any who-, what- or where-type questions about The Black Seeds; all I can readily find out from the Internet is how to order this new release. But they’re ...
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CD Review: Earl Zero, Marketplace

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Foreign Key Records, 2011 Earl Zero has been around the roots reggae scene a long time. That’s perhaps because he has the perfect voice for it: essentially soft and supple, therefore capable of the subtleties ...
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CD Review: The Simpkin Project, Everything You Want

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Dec 15
[amazon-product align="right"]B005HPA8PA[/amazon-product][Hughes Drive Productions, 2011]  The latest from the Huntington Beach, CA-based Simpkin Project is another smart set of inspired and dance-inducing reggae from a band that’s on the rise and sounding great. Their band ...
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