Don't Check Me With No Lightweight Stuff (1972-75)
Blood & Fire
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 5||Backing : 5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 5|
This CD brings together sides produced by Clive Chin,
Winston Edwards, Keith Hudson, Bunny Lee, Jimmy Radway, Rudolph Redwood,
(I) Roy Reid, Errol Thompson and Pete Weston. Starting of with "Sidewalk
Killer", the DJ version of Tommy McCook's "Sidewalk Doctor",
I Roy shows why his lyrics and delivery have become so beloved in the reggae
community over rhythms like Keith Hudson's "Hot Stuff", Pete
Weston's "LeggoBeast" update of Roy Shirley's "Hold Them",
a string of Ken Boothe's rhythms and rhtytm used by Heptones, Melodian
Tony Brevett, Errol Dunkley, Paragons. Two cuts over the Soul Vendors's
classic "Swing Easy" rhythm. Superfly over Junior Murvin aka
Junior Soul's cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Give Me Your Love".
And using "Java" and Desmond Young's "Warning".
The 2 CD-only bonus tracks ride two very classic rhythms and songs, the immortal "Satta Massa Gana" and Bob Marley's "Talking Blues".
This whole album is showing roots Dj-ing at its best, topnotch backing used to top with strong delivered lyrics. This is a must have for all roots fans.