Reggae All Stars
December 6 - 2007
|Label||MVDVisual / Reggae Stars Entertainment|
|Format||DVD - Region Free|
|Length||68 minutes (approx.)|
This one's a really nice dvd. It features reggae household names The Mighty Diamonds, Pat Kelly and Leroy Sibbles backed by Lloyd Parks & We The People band live at Moss Camp in Kingston, Jamaica in 2002 and hosted by Richie Stephens.
First there's the performance of the vocal trio The Mighty Diamonds, still blessed with great voices and excellent lyrics. The group was formed around 1968, but their major breakthrough came almost a decade later when they teamed up with Channel One's Joseph Hookim who produced the group on a series of hits, leading to a contract with Virgin Records in 1976. Throughout their enduring career the Mighty Diamonds remained true to their roots and maintained the style which first brought them international notability. Here they bring us a give us a fabulous show with tunes like Heads Of Government, I Need A Roof and Pass The Kouchi, and the audience loves every bit of their performance.
Leroy Sibbles needs no extended introduction. He was born in 1949, Jamaica, fronted The Heptones up to 1976, when he embarked on an erratic solo career. In the 60s he worked at Coxsone Dodd's studios as a bass player, arranger and background vocalist. Together with Jackie Mittoo he created some of Studio One's classic riddims. Blessed with a sweet sensual voice, he remains one of reggae's most beloved artists. Here he delivers Studio One classics like Fatty Fatty, Party Time and Sea Of Love. He also sings one of his post-Studio One hits Book Of Rules. His terrific performance excites the crowd to the max!
Smooth falsetto voiced Pat Kelly was born in 1949 and replaced Slim Smith in 1967 as lead singer of The Techniques, who were one of Duke Reid's most successful vocal groups. In 1968 Kelly switched to Bunny Lee, delivering an instant hit with the Curtis Mayfield classic "Little Boy Blue". He has had a 30 year career of singing as naturally as a breath, delivering classics like "You Don't Care" and "How Long". At the end of his career he became a recording engineer for the Channel One Studios. For me this is the first time to witness a live performance by this excellent vocalist, whose voice remains near perfect. His selection features hits like Talk About Love, Queen Majesty and I'm In The Mood For Love.
Excellent vintage show!