Mr. Money Man Riddim EP
Evidence Music
September 27, 2014

Track list
  1. Rod Taylor - Mr Money Man
  2. Ranking Joe - Jah Children
  3. Brother Culture - Diamonds And Pearls
  4. Primate & Little Lion Sound - Mr Money Man Riddim
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
After - in collaboration with Weedy G Force - having resuscitated the riddim from Wayne Smith's 1985's digikiller "Dancing Machine" in 2013, Little Lion Sound from Geneva, Switzrland, has now teamed up with Primate, a Primo Viviani and Mathias Liengme side project known from the cd "Ska To Rub A Dub". This collaboration has led to the release of the "Mr Money Man Riddim EP", featuring three tough vocal cuts on a relick of the riddim that underpinned Rod Taylor's "Mr Money Man", which was produced by Henry 'Junjo' Lawes in 1980 and is featured on Rod Taylor's Greensleeves album "Where Is Your Love Mankind".

Conscious veteran singer Rod Taylor, who cut two of his most important hits for Freedom Sounds producer Bertram Brown ("Ethiopian Kings" and "In The Right Way"), delivers a new version of his "Mr. Money Man" tune from 1980. Altough this one doesn't touch the original, it's a solid effort anyway and thus worth hearing. The old-skool roots riddim with subtle dub effects also features two deejay versions, both being anti-colonial tunes. First there's Ranking Joe, a live sound system deejay par excellence who enjoyed several hits in the late 70s/early 80s. With "Jah Children" he proves rhat he's still capable of delivering a powerful tune in classic deejay stylee. Brixton-based Brother Culture started his career around 1982 and since has worked with many producers, which led to his first proper release in 1996 on the On-U-Sound label and the 2008 released debut album "Isis". It's more singjaying than deejaying Brother Culture does on "Diamonds And Pearls", a worthwhile song with lyrics that keep you involved. The riddim itself is included as well, which is really good, especially when you want to enjoy the riddim to the fullest.

Note: Devoted fans of "Breaking Bad", one of the best American television series ever, might have noticed that Rod Taylor's original version of "Mr. Money Man" was playing in Jesse Pinkman's earphones when he was in the lab (Season 3, Episode 9).