Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Englishman / Robin Hood
Genres: World Music, Pop
Barrington Levy...is for reggae connoisseurs.
Michael Gallagher | San Jose, Cali | 12/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Barrington Levy is at his pinnacle on these two albums reissued by Greensleeves and backed by the premier reggae session band Roots Radics. If you dig crucial reggae this is the cd for you. "Look Girl" & "Rock & Come In" are solid reggae songs that will satisfy your soul! Find this cd, buy this cd & jam this cd until you wear grooves in it! Praise Him, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah.....Jah Rastafari!"
The best of the best
Lloyd A. White | london United Kingdom | 05/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this cd collects together two of the first albums to be released by levy, one of the best, and certainly the most positive, of the dancehall artists who emerged as the 70s turned into the 80s. Though he was to record some excellent sides later in his career, track for track these two albums represent his finest most consistent work. Recorded in his teens when his singing was fresh and sincere and free from the mannerisms he would develop as he realised just how good his voice was. The rhythms, laid by Junjo lawes, were the template for dancehall for the next few years.The two sides complement each other well; Englishman, the first of the two to be released not as polished as the later Robin Hood, with the rhythms being rawer.This is not to denigrate either one. Each album on their own would be worth the entrance money, together you cant miss. If you enjoy later period Barrington you will love this. He was never better ...and you know how good he is! Both albums, by the way, are available in dub versions in the scientist/heavyweight champion of the world series."