One Day
Bambú Station
Mt. Nebo Records
September 17, 2005

Track list
  1. Humanity Bawlin
  2. Even Man Cry
  3. Gunsmoke
  4. Pass It
  5. Man In Exhile
  6. Fire
  7. Eyes of Men
  8. Interlude
  9. How I Feel
  10. Move On
  11. My Actions
  12. Amadou Diallo
  13. One Day
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
By now it's obvious that the U.S. Virgin Islands have an astonishing wealth of talent when it comes to modern rootsmen. Besides bands and artists such as Midnite, Army, Pressure, and Dezarie, there's an incredible group of modern rootsmen who call themselves Bambú Station. The latter was founded in 1996 by Jalani Horton of St. Thomas, V.I., who was joined by bass player Andy Llanos of St. Croix in 1999 and Tuff Lion, known and appreciated for his brilliant guitar work. Their initial recording was the independent single, "Amadou Diallo" (2000) and commenced a musical relationship, with the addition of Warren Pedersen in 2003, that has attracted notable attention of roots fans across the world. The single "Amadou Diallo" is featured on their 2003 released album, "One Day", which was rightly received with critical acclaim as can be concluded from listening to this very entertaining collection of tunes. All tracks are vocally, musically, and lyrically of high quality, no weak or even mediocre efforts around. The listener is treated to thought-provoking lyrics in songs that deal with topics like for example world conflict, Aids in Africa and unfulfilled love, which makes that they keep you involved from beginning to end. Many highlights on this excellent album including our favourite tracks "Humanity Bawlin," "Even Man Cry," "Gunsmoke," "Man In Exile," "Amadou Diallo," and "Eyes Of Men," which is a moving tribute to Malcolm X's widow Betty Shabazz.
Highly recommended to any fan of good old fashioned live-band roots!!