After 10 years finally a new album of the now 67-year-old Jamaican Lovers-Rock/Rocksteady singer, whose star rose in 1975 when Lee Scratch Perry was looking for a singer for a cover versio of Millie Jackson's "Hurt so good ". Produced by Mitch "King Kong" Girio, the album offers plenty of variety and a song journey between early reggae and rocksteady with Susan's animated, slightly sour, expressive and charismatic soul voice. Relaxed summer reggae album with a focus on the vocals of the now 67-year-old reggae lady. *Grover
Here comes authentic traditional fabric, vintage ska, rocksteady, somewhere in between, incredibly warm and charmingly interpreted. The 7-member troupe with multi-ethnic roots truly conveys a wonderful old-school feeling and we wouldn't know better, we would consider the recordings to be a find from about 50 years ago. The wind band evokes pleasant memories of Don Drummond and his special sound at the Skatalites. They stand for the album as a silent godfather in the background, this spirit is ubiquitous on "Trouble in paradise". The Steady 45s, along with the Frightnrs, Soul Radicts and Jr. Thomas & the Volcanos, are currently the best in the Trad Ska range. (Source: Excerpt from Review by moloko-plus.de)
A couple of young men from East L.A. formed this band during their high school days. Less than 10 years later, your sound is a decisive influence on California's ska and reggae scene. As a backing band, the Delirians have already earned themselves for various Jamaican legends such as the Jamaicans, Derrick Morgan, Pat Kelly and many more. Your 2014 album "Get Up!" proves that you also play solo great, funky & soulful reggae.
The Aggrolites have taken the world by storm with their mix of funky old-school ska and early reggae, presenting a generation with the classic Jamaican sound of the 70s that has never heard of Studio One. the 2007 album shows who 'The Aggrolites' are. It takes the listener on a soulful and rhythmic journey that makes him dance and keeps the fire burning.
After 40 years, the brand new album by the Jamaican duo With Roy Panton and Yvonne Harrison is released here, we're looking at the real beginnings of Jamaican music. In the Ska and Rocksteady era, they recorded numerous songs as duets and solo artists. The first songs Roy recorded were 'Freedom land' and 'Adam & Eve', which he sang in a duo with Stranger Cole and members of the Rovers: everything was produced by Duke Reid.Es was in the fall of 1962, Roy just had no singing partner and happened to meet Yvonne Harrison. The result was one of the most indispensable duet vocal formations on the island. Roy and Yvonne are mibe founders of the Ska and Rocksteady era of the 1960s.
Pum Pum what? This "hotel" is by no means a descent in the traditional sense, but rather the studio that Moon Invaders and Caroloregians – founder Nico Leonard set up in 2008 in the heart (namely the red light district) of the Belgian working-class city of Charleroi, in order to play wonderful ska and reggae tunes with beautifully antiquated analog technology. There are mostly exclusive songs by old master Pat Kelly, of course also from the Moon Invaders and the Caroloregians, but also other traditional acts like the Ratazanas and the Red Soul Community. In addition, unknown formations like The Twin Spans, Bassy Riddim, Nicky Black & the Mystery Strings and others. Trendy very organ-heavy, Upsetters let salute. (Source: moloko-plus.de)
"Funky reggae for the working class", is how THE CAROLOREGIANS describe themselves. The Belgians prove on their second longplayer on Grover that a cool reggae and ska troupe does not need any winds. The focus is on guitar and organ work without degrading the craftsmanship and artistic work of the remaining musicians. Very positive ly not only that the two soloists work with different sounds in order to create a very special atmosphere for the individual songs. The bottom line is that THE CAROLOREGIANS win across the board. A fantastic, varied and well-arranged album that should not only please the traditional reggae and ska fan community, despite the 60s touch. (Source: ox-fanzine.de)
Musically, the debut album "Lickshots" goes back and forth between Northern Soul and Early Reggae (including a great Hammond organ). In addition to very successful original compositions, there are audible AGGROLITES and CLASH influences ("Joe Strummer's boots"), as well as some cover versions, such as "Propaganda" by the SLACKERS or "I fought the law", this song comes from the successful "The Clash Goes Jamaica" compilation. (Source: ox-fanzine.de)