Wakey Wakey Wake Up!
BamJimba Productions
June 26, 2005

Track list
  • Wake Up ! featuring El Fatah
  • Wake Up ! Jazz/Dub
  • Wakey Wakey People !! featuring Mark Mace
  • Wakey Wakey Dub BamJimba vs. Dark Phantom Mix
  • BamJimba vs. The Mad Professor
  • Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
    Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4/5
    In 2003 Jim Bamber aka BamJimba created a production company to produce the cd '1 Love'. All the music on that album was dedicated to the memory of Papa Wade McKinney (of Fari Productions International, Nassau) who died from Sickle Cell Anaemia (S.C.D.) complications in November 1999. All proceeds of that album went to the Sickle Cell Society. The cd sold well and now bamJimba has teamed up with Neil Fraser aka The Mad Professor (Ariwa Records) and a young Nigerian vocalist called El Fatah and Mark Mace.

    The (demo) cd consists of 5 tunes across one and the same riddim. The riddim reminds us of the "Boops" riddim from the 1980s. The five tracks ride the same riddim, but the Remixed versions offer the listener a nice musical landscape in which he can dwell for some time. The album opens with Wake Up!. El Fatah's vocals match the riddim extremely well, a top song by this unknown vocalist! Next comes the Jazz/Dub version, which happens to be an intriguing mix of jazz, dub and reggae. Track 3 features famous poet Mark Mace. The anti-war song is delivered inna Zion Train style. The Dark Phantom Mix comes close to straight dub music with a twitch of ambient and techno. The set ends with the Mad professor remix, a worthwhile effort by one of the UK's most celebrated dub wizzards. Check it out and play it loud!

    This album can be bought at the CD Baby Website.
    The cd "1 Love" is also available at ReggaeCD.com... click the link below.