Artist: Dennis Bovell Year: Dec 15, 2007 Publisher: Jamaican Gold You can listen to samples from this album by clicking the links below, each sample is in MP3 format.
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Category: Caribbean --> Cuba --> Reggae
Dub Master - 3:48
Cut After Cut - 3:42
Ites of Dub - 2:32
Strictly Dub - 2:33
Lovers Rock - 3:04
Roots Symphony - 3:38
Audio Active - 3:21
Mint Ah Music - 3:29
Ska-Be-Doo-Za - 3:10
Mix It - 3:41
Zombie Zomez (And Then the Rain Fell) - 3:57
Ah Weh - 3:40
Overview: At one time Dennis Bovell was the biggest name in English reggae, combining careers as a producer, member of Matumbi, and solo artist. This disc cherry-picks tracks from two of his solo albums, Strictly Dub Wise and Audio Active, to give a strong picture of his musical breadth. There are the dub tracks, ranging from the King Tubby influence of "Ites of Dub" to the far more sonically adventurous "Zombie Zombez (And Then the Rain Fell)," which offers a more British take on the genre. He's also a master of the modern roots reggae instrumental, which finds a showcase on "Roots Symphony" and "Audio Active," both elaborate, fully realized tracks with complex arrangements, far beyond the usual sparseness of roots reggae. Song-wise he's perhaps not so strong as a solo artist, from the bright and somewhat boastful "Dub Master" running to the saccharine sweetness of "Lovers Rock," (lovers rock being a successful British subgenre of reggae). The songs are pleasant, but hardly the challenging work he's capable of, and that's reflected in the throwaway manner in which he approaches them. As an introduction to the man's work in the late '70s, it's invaluable.
Credits: Bruce Smith - Drums Buttons Henry Tenyve - Trombone Dave Hunter - Engineer Dennis "Blackbeard" Bovell - Bass, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Main Performer, Mixing, Vocals Euton "Fergus" Jones - Conga, Percussion Francois Cuffy - Guitar Glen "Bagga" Fagari - Drums J.J. Amour - Liner Notes Jeff Scantlebury - Conga, Percussion, Vocals (Background) John Kpiaye - Guitar Jon Hassell - Mastering Lloyd Donaldson - Drums Mark Lusardi - Engineer Nick Straker - Synthesizer, Vocals (Background) Paget King - Keyboards, Vocals (Background) Patrick Tenyue - Trumpet
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