Country Bus Riddim
April 28, 2015
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 5|
Chimney Records is a Jamaican record label and production team by Jordan McClure and David Hayle, ranking among Jamaica's most prolific production house today. Since 2007 they released a fine collection of chart toppers and interesting riddims like "Summer Fling", "Money Box", "Island Vibes", "Happy Hour", "Rising Sun" and "Showbiz". Their latest effort is the "Country Bus" riddim. The title of this catchy and smooth 'one drop' riddim comes from Assassin's excellent tune of the same name, who got inspired when riding on a 'country bus' in Jamaica.
The line up of artists is truly impressive, with BIG BIG artists such as Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, Jah Vinci, Alaine, Konshens and I-Octane. The album offers a well balanced mix of conscious tunes and lovers rock flavored music. Konshens and I-Octane both deliver top notch inspiring tunes with "Itís Gonna Be Okay" and "Life Ain't Easy" respectively. "Although life can be hard we gotta keep moving forward..." Denroy Morgan's offspring Morgan Heritage are the perfect artists for voicing a smooth reggae riddim. Father and son Gramps and Jemere Morgan deliver a sublime tune with the uplifting "Try Jah Love", while Morgan Heritage tell us that words can't hold them down: "Labba mouth no frighten wey".
The relaxed riddim is well suited for lovers themes. Reggae music songstress Alaine brings a super sweet tune called "Favourite Boy". Jimmy Riley's son Tarrus Riley shares his love feelings and pays tribute to his loved one with his tune "Cool Me Down". The same theme is used by Jah Vinci and Stein on their tunes. More love sentiments are brought forward by Kenyan artist Wyre whose attention was drawn by such a beautiful "Kingston Girl" that he had to record a tune about her! J Boog's "Let Me Love You" is a 100% pure lovers tune, check it out! Chimney Records recording artist Zagga delivers an appropriate tribute to all the ladies on his tune "Ladies Around The World". The selection closes with two instrumental tunes, renown saxophonist Dean Fraser performs Sax On The Bus and then the straight instrumental version of the "Country Bus Riddim".
Nice 'n easy summer riddim!