Various artists album review
Five Disciples Part 3
Penitentiary-Walboomers Music
December 12, 2004

Tracking list

  1. Luciano - Tell Me Way
  2. Sizzla - Beautiful
  3. Capleton & Moses I - Fire Is Burning
  4. Anthony B - Miss Joy
  5. Junior Kelly - So Good
  6. Luciano - Onward Forward
  7. Sizzla - Blessing For You
  8. Capleton - Killing
  9. Anthony B - Not An Easy Road
  10. Junior Kelly - Down
  11. Luciano - Babylon
  12. Sizzla - Jah Love
  13. Capleton - Chant Me Soon
  14. Anthony B - Best Overall
  15. Junior Kelly - So She Seh
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Here's the third instalment in the "Five Disciples" series from Penitentiary Records, which - just like the first two volumes - features conscious material from Jamaica's top artists Capleton, Luciano, Sizzla, Junior Kelly and Anthony B, with each artist contributing three tunes. Among these tunes are Sizzla's solid "Jah Love" and "Beautiful", which was one of his outstanding efforts from earlier in the year on the refurnished Techniques' "Mood For Love" riddim, and Capleton's wicked combination with singer Moses I entitled "Fire Is Burning", one of the Prophet's most melodic outings from recent times. His other tracks, "Killing" and the vintage "Chant Me Song", are also welcome inclusions. Luciano shines bright in the rootsy "Onward Forward", with the album opener "Tell Me Way" being a matching piece. Further noteworthy tunes are Anthony B's "Miss Joy" and "Not An Easy Road", over Black Diamonds' "Expo Train" riddim, a remake of the Ethiopians' classic "Train To Expo 67". Except for "Down" (aka "Time"), Junior Kelly's "So Good" (a combination tune with an uncredited singer) and the recent "So She Seh" - featuring a rather out of breath young lady - don't fit the mood of this album.
All in all "Five Disciples Part III" is a very enjoyable compilation set that includes tunes recorded for producers such as Selwin Stevens, Leroy Moore, Vasco Carney, Norman Bryan, Milton Moore, Jimmy Riley and Doc Marshall.

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