R O O T Z 0 R E V I E W Z
THE MEDITATIONS: "GHETTO KNOWLEDGE"
EASY STAR RECORDS
The Meditations are truly one of the few original trio groups from the '70s still
around and together making great music. They are known for their wonderful harmonies and
strong message songs, this CD has it all. Songs like Jah Music, Only Jah Love, Curtis
Mayfield's DoBeDown, Enemies Away, Great Tribulation and the classic, Black Man
Redemption, on which they originally sang background for Bob Marley. These are just some
of the songs you'll enjoy on this 17 track CD.
OVER MY SOUL"
You Can't Stop Jah Works is not only the first song on this great CD, but is the truth
about Luciano. It's truly Jah works that Luciano is here to do. With his soul stirring
voice, Luciano takes you places you want to stay! This CD features some hits for Luciano
which were released as singles. With new songs like Hold Strong, Final Call, and When Will
I Be Home?, this CD will fast become a collectors item. Teaming up with Morgan Heritage on
Talking Bout, shows the world that the new generation of Rootz and Message Reggae singers
is here to stay!
Third world, is one of Reggae Music's most well known bands. With Bunny Ruggs still on
lead vocals, there's no mistaking their sound. This CD took listening to several times to
grow on me. Songs like Tuff Me Tuff, Clown in a Circus, Dem Man Deh, and the title track,
Generation Coming, lets me know that Third World has not lost their rootz. If you're a
Third World fan, you have to get this one.
"DON'T HAFFI DREAD"
Ever since they came on to the Reggae music scene, the children of Reggae great, Denroy
Morgan, have been making in-roads. With this CD I can honestly say that any road Morgan
Heritage travels on will have no dead ends. 17 tracks of message music is hard not to want
to hear over and over. From the first song, Reggae Road Block, to the title track Don't
Haffi Dread, there is a message for everyone, every where! May Jah bless the Morgan
family. Keep the rootz music coming.
"PAY THE PIPER"
This is Israel Vibration's first CD without foundation member Apple Gabriel, but with
the Roots Radics as their studio and stage band, Skelly and Wiss don't miss a beat. On
this CD, Israel Vibes gives you two new Ska tunes, "Exploitation" and the title
track, "Pay The Piper"(Rip & Run Off). This album is filled with the usual
positive, uplifting, strong songs that they are known the world over for, making this a
must-have CD for all Israel Vibes lovers.
Not usually my favorite type of CD to listen to, cause after the second song they all
sound the same. But not this one. 2-in-1 is a treat. First, there's three different types
of rhythms and many great artists, such as Freddie McGregor, Pam Hall, Screw Driver,
Admiral Tibet, Thriller U, Terry Ganzie, and many more. Thanks, "Fat Man", for a
continuous mix CD with no slackness -Nuff Raspect!
AUGUSTUS PABLO: "VALLEY OF JEHOSAPHAT"
This is a CD you want to hear again and again. The original rocker -Augustus Pablo-
delivers his unique style as only he can do, and as he has done so well for 30 plus years.
This recording, Pablo's last before passing away on May 18,1999, features some of the best
musicians in the business, like Earl Chinna Smith, Jr. Delgado, Skully, Black Steel and
many more. "Valley Of Jehosaphat" is truly one of Augustus Pablo's finest works
and soon will be a collector's item. Enjoy and let's give thanks to the Most High for the
music of Augustus Pablo. RIP.
RAS MICHAEL & THE
SONS OF NEGUS: "SPIRITUAL ROOTS"
After 25 plus years of spreading the message of the Rasta man -through song and
Nyahbinghi chanting and drumming, Ras Michael is truly an artist who sticks to his rootz.
This CD, "Spiritual Roots", blends traditional Binghi tunes with standard Black
Church Gospel songs. The results are superb, songs like "This Train",
"Fire", and "Amazing Grace" are the classics which stand out. Once you
listen to this CD you will feel closer to your spiritual rootz. A must have and perfect
for any Gospel music program.
Here's the long awaited second CD of the young Lion from Dominica. On this CD, Nasio is
full of fire with that revolutionary spirit he's been blessed to share through his music.
Songs like "Jah Glory", "Truth Will Reveal", "Apple",
"Ras Tafari" and "Revolution Soldier" are why we all love Nasio
Fontaine. The fresh sound Nasio has is like none other; truly one of Reggae Music's lions
for the millennium. Strictly Rootz & Kulcha is what Nasio's music is all about.
"Revolution" - well worth the long wait. Get it.
"ROOTS MAN CREDENTIAL"
This Rootz man has nuff credentials. Since he came on the Reggae scene, everybody has
wanted a piece of the Blender. This CD is full of strong songs starting with the
hit/classic Blender tune, "Ghetto People Song" to "False Words". There
is a message for everyone. When it comes to
future lions of Reggae music, Blender can not be left out. With songs like "Bingi
Man A Come", "Why Do We Have To War", "Higher High", and "I
Love Jah Jah", we will be singing and humming this Rootz man's songs for a long, long
time. A must, must have!!!
Following in his father's footsteps, here comes Ky-mani Marley with a fresh CD,
"The Journey". On this journey we can hear the many styles or sides of Ky-mani
-some love songs, some Hip Hop-Ragga-Reggae flavor and some straight up Rootz message
songs. Track #13, "Warriors" is a song which we should hear on all radio
stations and see on all video stations. Ky-mani is definitely keeping the Marley music
magic alive and happening going into the new millennium. A will-be collectors item. Get
"STIR IT UP -THE MUSIC OF BOB MARLEY"
Many CDs pay tribute to Bob Marley and his music, but none like this one. NONE! The
great Jamaican Jazz pianist, Monty Alexander, gives us Marley's music in Jazz -not jazz
fusion or jazz funk- just pure Jazz. With the Gumption Band and several U.S.A. Jazz
musicians, Mr. Alexander captures Marley's music in a way never done before. Tracks
include "Jammin", "The Heathen", "No Woman No Cry",
"Crisis", and "I Shot the Sheriff". Get this CD and you will have a
new love for Marley music, Monty Alexander and Rootz Jazz!!!!
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