Get It In Your Mind
Burning Bushes Music
March 29, 2008

Bushman - Get It In Your Mind Track list
  1. Singing My Song
  2. Radio Interlude ft Richie B
  3. Rasta Nuh Dead
  4. Source Of Life
  5. Nutten Nah Gwaan
  6. Higher
  7. Interlude
  8. Scent Of A Man
  9. Get It In Your Mind
  10. Buk-In-Hamm Palace
  11. Can't Get The Best Of Me
  12. Born Fi Di Ting
  13. Set Example
  14. When You Touch Me
  15. Call On Jah ft. Prince Jabba
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Bushman (born Dwight Duncan ) who grew up in a rural area called Prospect Beach in the Parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica, belongs to the generation of conscious singers that emerged in the second half of the nineties. As a matter of fact he wanted to become a deejay, but as he was strongly advised to try his luck as a singer, he focussed on a singing career. It was Wycliffe 'Steely' Johnson who discovered Bushman's talent and invited him to record some songs at Steely and Clevie's Studio 2000, finally leading to the release of his first album. Since the release of this well-received debut set in 1997 Bushman has won over many fans of modern roots reggae.
Here he presents his sixth album. Burning Bushes Music is his own music label and the album "Get It In Your Mind" is Bushman's first independent release on his own label. The album is more or less a fine selection of the many 45's he has recorded over the last few years in various studios. Many of the songs were recorded and mixed at Bushman's Green House studio in St Thomas, Jamaica. This nice 15 song compilation includes interludes, where Bushman gives the listener some personal introductions to a few of the songs. As a bonus you will find a DVD enhancement of the music video for a song called "Gun Ting".

There are some excellent roots tunes here. One of my favorites has to be Rasta Nuh Dead. This tune dates back from 2004 and is underpinned by the Good Times riddim. Nutten Nah Gwaan across the Jah Soul riddim is another rootical gem. Singing My Song is a great tune to listen to, just like Higher. The latter was a popular tune in 2004, produced by Troy McLean & Garfield Hamilton. The piece de resistance has to be Source Of Life, an excellent mid tempo roots tune.

The album includes a version of Peter Tosh's "Buk-In-Hamm Palace". This one is not my cup of tea, but I'm sure that lots of reggae fans will love Bushman's version. Scent of A Man is a story about heartbreak that many can relate to. This song was written by Joe Gibbs son and Bushman sings it tenderly with his typical signature style across Joe Gibb's riddim State Of Emergency.

Bushman also delivers two good dancehall tracks Canít Get The Best Of Me and Born Fi Di Ting. The album closes with Call on Jah, an acoustic ballad - written by Prince Jabba. This song was recorded last summer while Bushman was on the road in California. Bushman set up his mobile studio - just a computer and a mic. It doesn't have the benefit of all the usual studio gadgets. It's just Bushman and his guitar, Prince Jabba and his beautiful voice, and Cedric Bravo with his saxophone. Nice one!

With this above average collection of tunes Bushman stays one of the roots forces in reggae music.

Bushman : Get It In Your Mind
"Get It In Your Mind" is an above average collection of Bushman tunes.

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