Artist / Title :
Jimmy Riley - Jah Is Magnificent / Dub 1

Label : Humal Records      Format : 7" single      Riddim : Thank You Lord     
Date : 19 - 11 - 2000
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title :
Admiral Tibett - Give Praises / Dub 1

Label : Humal Records      Format : 7" single      Riddim : Thank You Lord     
Date : 19 - 11 - 2000
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title :
Fkire Selassie - Touch Them / Dub 1

Label : Humal Records      Format : 7" single      Riddim : Thank You Lord     
Date : 19 - 11 - 2000
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

The Wailers' classic "Thank You Lord" riddim is seemingly in fashion this year. Lloyd Campbell and the Joe Frasier production team were probably the first to deliver a new version of the riddim version and now reggae lovers are treated to another reworking of this infectious riddim, in this case done by the production crew of Humal Records. Their effort is truly above par and the same goes for the efforts of the singers who came to voice the riddim track. Classic "old school" singer and songwriter Jimmy Riley - former member of the Uniques and the Sensations - has delivered some notable tunes during his recording career, which spans more than three decades by now. The fine singer comes up with a very satisfying and entertaining effort which makes that "Jah Is Magnificent" can easily be regarded as one of his more solid deliveries. Also Admiral Tibett seemingly benefits from his teaming up with the production crew of Humal Records. This distinctive singer/songwriter excels in "Give Praises", a decent cultural tune fully showcasing Admiral Tibett's (underrated) skills and talent. Fkire Selassie's "Touch Them" is the next quality tune over the riddim. This singer has a great voice which alone makes it a joy to listen to the man's songs. And although we can imagine that his lyrics, which are strongly related to those known from gospel oriented music, do not suit everyone's taste it would not be fair to ignore this truly fine and talented singer simply because of his message.

Teacher & Mr. T.