CD / LP
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 5|
"Big Leaders" is the serious return of the very talented Vivian Jones inna roots & culture style. The singer/songwriter/producer - now regarded as one of the best UK vocalists - made his first records (including the recently re-issued monumental 12" single "Who's Gonna Get Caught") in those far off days and since then has established a long and fruitful career as a reggae vocalist. He's an expressive singer with a warm and soulful voice, who's been charting big in England with tunes such as "Good Morning", "Strong Love", "Sugar Love", "Let's Go Again", "Very Thought Of You" and "Love Is For Lovers". Due to the fact that he always scored big with tunes that dealt with matters of the heart he became one of the UK's top lovers rock performers. When he started to record roots material for the likes of Jah Shaka he also made his reputation as a fine roots singer. This all proved that he was equally at home on love songs as on heavyweight roots pieces. Some years ago he teamed up with Wooligan and they recorded the beautiful cultural tune "Jah See Dem A Come", which became a top 10 hit in the reggae charts worldwide. Now they've joined forces once again and the first result is the album "Big Leaders Dub", issued on Vivian Jones' own Imperial House label a month or three ago.