Give Thanks And Praise
Axx Of Jahpostles
May 10, 1997

Track list
  1. Country life
  2. Give thanks and praise
  3. Ghettos end
  4. Starlight featuring Prezident Brown
  5. Wait in vain
  6. Mi gwan
  7. True lover
  8. Babylon glass house
  9. Man with the hammer
  10. Think about it
  11. Play reggae
  12. All kinda fight
  13. We a nuh loafter
  14. Theme from Jahpostles
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 3/4
The Axx of Jahpostles began primarily as a band playing the Ocho Rios hotel circuit in 1977. After a while they moved to the U.S.A., to become the number one backing band in Miami. The most memorable period in their career so far came when they moved back to Jamaica, where they teamed up with the late great Garnett Silk, who wanted them as his regular backing band for his live performances. Now they break free of the "backing band" tag with this strong, delightful debut album that showcases their talent, skills and experience as musicians and singers in a mixed set of message and lovers tunes (all fresh and original material).

The main ingredients of this album are the impeccable "country" style harmonies, well - constructed songs and the energetic and powerful backing for which the Axx of Jahpostles were joined by the cream of Jamaican musicians such as Dean Fraser, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespear, Robbie Lynn, Chico Chin and Bongo Herman. And it must be said, everything really fits together very well. At some point the music of the Axx of Jahpostles even brings back in memory great vocal harmony groups like the Mighty Diamonds and the Meditations. The Axx of Jahpostles are obviously destined for much bigger things and in the meantime this set is a beauty to hold and enjoy.