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Goldmaster Allstars - Rumplestiltskin / Honeymoon / Mouth A Massy / Swing The Beat

Label : Goldmaster Records      Format : 10" single     
Date : 25 - 10 - 2003
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

10" Collectors Series from UK's Goldmaster Allstars treats us to four fresh tunes including a guest performance by the great Jamaican veteran singer Mr. Alton Ellis. With earlier releases this band has showed that their music and influences are strongly rooted in the Jamaican music from the 60s and 70s and thus they always manage to bring back some vivid memories. This new release is no exception. The first track, "Rumplestiltskin", is a well played entertaining instrumental piece with real nice horn parts. A fine uptempo vocal piece titled "Honeymoon", performed by the band's lead vocalist Gary James, follows up the first track. On the flipside the wicked Ska tune "Mouth A Massy" with Alton Ellis in real good shape. Here he gives a glimpse why he played a prominent role when Ska music ruled the Jamaican dancehalls in the 60s. Then "Swing The Beat", another instrumental tune, rounds off in fine style. All in all a 10" single well worth of hearing.

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