One Of A Kind
Marston Recording Corporation
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 3/4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 4/5||Sleeve : 3/4|
Stamma Haughton's label, Marston Recording Corporation, presents the debut album of Anthony Wilson, aka Willo. He was born in Jamaica in 1965 and began singing at the age of ten in church and school concerts. He grew up to the sound of Burning Spear, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Sugar Minott, Dennis Brown and many more. At the age of 19 he moved to Kingston; then he relocated to the USA. In 1993 he put out his first single -I will be there for you- and now he has teamed up with reggae veteran Stamma Haughton, for whom he recorded his first album.|
The opening track -One of a kind- is an excellent tune expressing Willo's desire for true love. Easy you mind is an appealing song "to easy you mind, don't let the worries of life get you down, don't let anyone push you around".
On several songs he stresses the importance of righteousness, universal love and unity. Beautiful world and Be careful of the life you living and two more highlights on this album.
Respect is a special track -with nice backing vocals- in which Willo pleas for "respect to your brotherman, help him along the way, help him if you can". More or less the same theme can be heard in Victim of the system, a song in which he tells us about a the background of a prisoner. The undisputed highlight of the album is the chilling cut Help I Jah.
Stamma Haughton provides the smooth backing and he has also arranged, produced and recorded the entire album in his own Marston Recording Studios, Sarasota, Florida.
The debut album of Willo is a roots and culture experience of reality lyrics. He has captured aspects of life as he sees it today, and together with the help of Stamma Haughton he has delivered a splendid debut set.