Great work from one of the lesser-known vocal trios of the Kingston scene in its heyday – and a group who are also an obscure Lee Perry project too! The Silvertones have a wonderful harmony style – a very deep lead, and soaring backups that really take off in surprising ways – all given a nice deep grounding by some early Perry production – which makes a lot of the music sound a lot more hard-hitting than it might in the hands of someone else! The tunes include some excellent American soul remakes, plus some even better obscure originals – and titles include "Soul Sister", "He Will Break Your Heart", "Are You Sure", "Rock Me In Your Soul", "Early In The Morning", "I'll Take You Home", "Rejoice Jah Children", "Rejoicing Skank", and "Souvenir Of Mexico". LP, Vinyl record album
Dadawah (Ras Michael) —
Peace & Love ... LP Trojan/AntarcticaStartsHere, 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
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One of the most righteous albums to come out of the Kingston scene in the early 70s – a set that's driven by the new spirit of the Rastafarian generation, but which also pushes the music much more than some of the commercial efforts of the time! The style of the music here is almost to mainstream reggae what spiritual jazz was to 70s funk – richer, deeper, more thoughtful, driven by message, and carried forth through instrumentation and production – a heady brew cooked up by Lloyd Charmers in the studio, with work from Willie London on guitar, Lloyd Parks on bass, and Charmers himself on organ, piano, and lots of earthy percussion. Of course, the vocals of Ras Michael are the real driving forces of the record – again very different than any mainstream singers, as he stretches out on these long, hypnotic tracks that include "Run Come Rally", "Seventy Two Nations", "Zion Land", and "Know How You Stand". LP, Vinyl record album
Bad-stepping sounds from The Uniques – a really hip Jamaican vocal group, and one who sing with an edge that's maybe even sharper than some of their contemporaries! At first listen, the warmth of their harmonies is as sweet as you might expect – but as the music moves on, they open up all these unusual deeper, darker currents that really shape the sound in a great way – vocal interplay that's different than American soul groups, but which has that similarly revolutionary sense of changes taking place on the east coast indie scene. Rhythms are mostly in a stepping rocksteady mode – moving slow enough to allow for lots of vocal dynamics – and titles include "A Yuh", "Watch This Sound", "Run Come", "Speak No Evil", "Freedom Song", "My Conversation", and "Standing In". LP, Vinyl record album