Album review
In Concert Series ~ Live In Paris
Yami Bolo
J&D Records-Walboomers Music
20 - 08 - 2000

Tracking list

  1. Overture
  2. Brother's Unite
  3. Binghi Man
  4. Put Down Your Weapons
  5. Do Good
  6. Isn't She Lovely
  7. Over The Hills
  8. Trample
  9. Blood A Run
  10. Puppet Master
  11. More Than Gold
  12. Sitting In Their Ivory Tower
  13. With Lots Of Sign
  14. Youth Man / Praise Jahovia
  15. Traitors
  16. Curly Lock
  17. Jah Love Do
  18. Sun Shine Bright
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Yami Bolo (real name Rolando McLean) started as a youngster with Sugar Minott and his Youth Promotion organization, before he cut his first album with singer/producer Junior Delgado. Performing cultural reggae and get it out worldwide has always been Bolo's main goal. Already a veteran of the Jamaican music scene this young sweet-voiced singer has proven to be popular in the recording studio as in the Jamaican dancehalls.
'Yami Bolo Live In Paris' is an enhanced cd, featuring 17 vocal tracks and one video clip. After a short Overture by the Yam Euphony Band (Andrew Campbell-bass, Ben Bow-drums, Frank Clark-percussion, Donny Gitsty-guitar, Everton Bubbler-piano) Yami Bolo is introduced by the Parisian MC and with a loud reverberating cry, he acknowledges H.I.M. and he begins calmy with the congo chant Brothers Unite. The pace is increased when he enters the following tune Binghi Man. After two uinreleased exclusives he continues with a well known crowd favourite Put Down Your Weapon, a duet he recorded in 1997 with Capleton. Audience karaoke starts when another hit - Do Good - is selected. This tune is fused with the Stevie Wonder cover Isn't She Lovely. After Weep Not comes Trample which begins with a distinct guitar phrase. Yami Bolo continues to promote peace an inity musically with Blood A Run and dramatically turns the mood with Puppet Master. He keeps on delivering strong tunes such as More Than Gold and Sitting In The Ivory Tower as the crowd goes wild. Furthermore he covers Tenor saw's With Lots Of Sign and one of his best tunes ever -Curly Locks is also featured here. The performance ends with the tunes Jah Love Do and Sun Shine Bright.

Teacher & Mr. T.