Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Dancing Mood
The Levitators
Mass
CD
August 4 - 2003

Track list
  1. Ain't No Love
  2. Breaking Free
  3. Cassava Piece
  4. Take A Medley
  5. What The Hell
  6. Observer
  7. Dancing Mood
  8. Queen Majesty
  9. Free
  10. Rain
  11. Dragon Is Dead
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 3/4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4/5 Sleeve : 3
From Finland comes this band, The Levitators. Little is known about them, except that they have worked with "The Original Black Star Man" Daddy T-Roy aka Tero Kaski for whom they did some backing tapes in the late eighties and that they were also involved in another music project called Massive Crew. They are skilled musicians who take their inspiration from the great names in reggae music. Their style can best be described as traditional 70's reggae music, with fine dub influences. The five man band presents here 11 songs they recorded between 1985 to 1996 in the Lahti area in Finland. The album is a nice mixture of originals and reggae classics such as Delroy Wilson's Dancing Mood and Augustus Pablo's Cassava Piece. Furthermore they have reworked the Curtis Mayfield/Techniques tune Queen Majesty and the result is definitely worth while checking out. Some 7 tunes are done inna showcase style, meaning that they have added the dub version as well. Take A Medley comprises three songs, first there's the Studio One riddim 'Take A Ride', followed by two originals written by Levi Tutor.