Album review
Live At The White River Reggae Bash
Everton Blender
08 - 03 - 2000

Tracking list

  1. Overture
  2. Create A Sound
  3. Bob Marley / World Corruption
  4. Where Do The Children Play
  5. False Words
  6. Live Up
  7. The Man
  8. Blend Dem
  9. Piece Of The Blender
  10. Family Man
  11. Lift Up Your Head
  12. Overture #2
  13. I Love Jah Jah
  14. Higher High
  15. We No Fear
  16. Danger In Your Eyes
  17. Why Do We Have To War
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 3/4

Although Everton Blender started singing in the early eighties and made his recording debut in the mid-eighties with a record for producer Danny Barclay it did last until 1993 before he achieved notable success, thanks to the late great Garnett Silk who introduced him to Star Trail's Richard Bell. "Bello" issued a series of well received singles before he produced both the singer's albums: "Lift Up Your Head" and "World Corruption" aka "A Piece Of The Blender: The Singles". Everton Blender's vocal style and conscious themes finally came to full expression. In 1997 he started producing himself and other reggae artists and founded his own "Blend Dem" label, named after his most successful record in Jamaica to date. Last year HeartBeat records released the well received album "Rootsman Credential".
His latest effort is this live album, recorded last year at White River Reggae Bash and during the Rootsman Credential Tour in North America. The album is a splendid live registration which captures the heartfelt emotion and exquisite singing that makes Everton Blender a fantastic live performer. Everton Blender is known for his abilty to mix dancehall excitement with a roots and culture foundation. Here you'll find his best known tunes like the anthemic Lift Up Your Head, Create A Sound, his first hit single Blend Dem, Family Man, Piece Of The Blender and his latest hit tune We No Fear.
This is one of the best live albums I've heard for years. Wicked !

Teacher & Mr. T.