Album review
Let Me Be The One
Dennis Brown
VP Records-Walboomers Music
10 - 10 -2000

Tracking list

  1. Let Me Be The One
  2. Catch Me If You Can
  3. I Dig You Baby
  4. Gee Baby
  5. Keep Your Love A Coming
  6. What's New Pussycat
  7. Honor the Lord
  8. Keep It Up Girl
  9. Baby, I'm A Want You
  10. Clean Up Your Heart
  11. Never My Love
  12. Give Peace A Chance
  13. Say A Prayer
  14. A Song For Dennis
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Dennis Brown has to be considered one of the most prolific and popular reggae artists ever. He was born in 1956 and started recording for producer Coxsone Dodd, while still in his childhood. In the 70s and early 80s he established himself as a major force in reggae music with numerous roots and lovers cuts for several leading producers. In the nineties he remained a name always worth watching out for. He passed away on July 1st, 1999. A whole generation of Jamaicanís and reggae fans literally grew up with his music. A devout Rastafarian and a member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel Organization, Dennis Brown was a musical genius and he will be dearly missed. No doubt Dennis Brown (also known as the Crown Prince of Reggae Music) was one of Jamaica's sweet-voiced singers, who has never limited himself to one style. Whether it is lovers rock, roots & culture or dancehall music, he truly can handle it all and the album "Let Me Be The One" proves it once again.
This album was Dennis Brown's last work before his untimely passing and contains 14 brand new tracks, including singles like Keep Your Love A Coming, Never My Love, and the title track Let Me Be The One. Do not expect any innovative or shocking deliveries here, but this is Dennis Brown at his best : singing from the heart over some fine riddims.
Producer Don C. Hewitt almost succeeded in producing the ultimate Dennis Brown crossover album !

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