Bless Me Jah
Dennis Brown

Track list
  1. There Is No Love And Understanding
  2. Take Me To The Top
  3. Bless Me Jah
  4. Your Love Is Amazing
  5. Something's Been Bugging Me
  6. If You Should Loose Me
  7. Black Cinderella
  8. Decorated My Life
  9. Once Upon A Time
  10. Black Magic Woman
  11. The Half
  12. Everybody's Talking At Me
  13. No Man Is An Island
  14. My Heart Is Gone
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
In 1996 US-based RAS Records released the Dennis Brown album "Milk And Honey". Between that album and his latest "Bless Me Jah" the reggae massive was treated to several Dennis Brown albums, recorded with different producers. However, with "Bless Me Jah" Dennis 'Emmanuel' Brown actually delivers the follow-up to his "Milk And Honey" album as both albums are produced by Errol 'Flabba' Holt of Roots Radics' fame. Furthermore the tracks for these two albums are recorded at Leggo's Recording Studio, 125 Orange Street in Kingston, Jamaica.
The concept of this album is quite the same as utilized for the "Milk And Honey" album : do-overs of tunes drawn from Dennis Brown's own extended catalogue, covers from other artists and some fresh written material. Furthermore we are treated to his usual mix of reality and sultry love songs all handled with his customary aplomb delivered over Flabba Holt's programmed, tinny-sounding drum tracks with live bass and guitar. The 'Crownprince Of Reggae' is in fine form and delivers a strong steady vocal set. Standout tracks are There's No Love And Understanding, Black Cinderella, The Half and My Heart Is Gone.
No shocking or innovative deliveries can be expected from this reggae veteran, but Dennis Brown's albums are, for whatever reason, always well worth checking out and this one is no exception !