Various artists album review
Cultural Merger Volume IV
06 - 09 - 2003
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
The fourth installment in Walboomers Records' "Cultural Merger" series contains tracks that earlier appeared as 7" singles on the "Energy Beat" label. All songs included on this compilation set are produced by Richard Burgess aka "Richie B" with riddims laid by experienced musicians such as Firehouse Crew, Dean Fraser, Nambo Robinson, David Madden, Paul Kastick, Computer Paul and Dalton Brownie. Here you'll find four riddims, two fresh originals and the refurnished versions of The Ethiopians' "The Whip" and Cornell Campbell's "Queen Of The Minstrel". Especially the latter is a truly wicked contemporary version which underpins Morgan Heritage's outstanding cultural piece "My God & King" and furthermore Glen Washington's solid "I'll Sing My Song", the well performed straight forward cover version of The Tamlins, Lymie's above par cut "Bless And Set It" and the entertaining lovers tunes "Don't Wanna Lie" by Swade and "Don't Do Me That" by Anthony Cruz.