A sweet rocksteady groove from Nico Collins & The Soul Chance – a contemporary group who share a lot with Jr Thomas & The Volcanos – both a love of older Jamaican modes, and their placement on Colemine Records! Nico's got a sweeter vocal approach than Jr – which really works well on "Give Love A Try" – and the flipside is a sweet organ-based instrumental from the Soul Chance, with almost a sweet soul approach! (Funky 45's, Reggae)7-inch, Vinyl record
The sweet voice of Jr Thomas crackles wonderfully over the classic-styled backings by The Volcanos – together almost making for a single that feels like it was lifted from the mid 60s catalog of Studio One! "Spellbound" is nice, too – a bit more bubbling in the rhythms, but equally classic – with almost an early reggae sense of righteousness! (Funky 45's, Reggae)7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)
Jr Thomas & The Volcanos —
Rockstone ... CD Colemine, 2018. New Copy ...
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A sweet second album from Jr Thomas & The Volcanos – a contemporary group, but one who get the sound of late 60s Kingston just right! These guys are to reggae and rocksteady what the Dap-Kings are to classic funk – younger modern artists who are completely devoted to finding the right style of performance and production to hit the sorts of great grooves that just about nobody makes anymore! The Colemine label has been a bastion of contemporary funk acts of top quality – and The Volcanos are a perfect fit with their sound too – vintage for the present, and more proof that some of the best sounds around can be found when you're willing to go back in time. Titles include "Mr Harriott", "What A Shame", "Chin Up", "Till You're Gone", "Rockstone", "Brian Wilson", "Cold Smiles, and "Forever". CD