Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Pop
When it comes to vocal stylings, today's generation of reggae singers owes less to Bob Marley than to Dennis Brown, who inherited Marley's Reggae King throne after the latter passed in 1981. Unfortunately, this set's title... more »
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When it comes to vocal stylings, today's generation of reggae singers owes less to Bob Marley than to Dennis Brown, who inherited Marley's Reggae King throne after the latter passed in 1981. Unfortunately, this set's title could refer not just to the struggles of black people but to Brown's own suffering caused by a back-stabbing music business and his own personal choices. Still, this gentle, modest man possesses a natural radiance that emanates from the deep well of inner grace that's stood him through. Everyone involved in this project, including veteran producer Alvin Ranglin, deserves much credit for ensuring that despite a loss of vocal power and resonance, Brown's inimitable soul shines through. Still, Brown actually sounds better here than he has in a long time, and the record wisely draws much more from Brown's past compositions than from his more recent writings. These "do-overs" are not cooked up on computer, but recorded live and lush by a proven elite, all of whom have scored their own hit albums. They include the stalwart and excellent Roots Radics band, arranger-saxophonist Dean Frazier, bassist Chris Meredith, and, ensuring that there are no rough spots, the legendary Tamlins harmony trio. --Elena Oumano
TRIBULATION Time Again!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Even though The Crown Prince Of Reggae has stepped forward into The Promised Land this release is a strong reminder of the power of Dennis Brown's voice. The title cut "Tribulation," is classic D-Brown with a crucial bass-line which makes yah body wanna move and groove to de riddim. "Heartbreaking Girl," is on de "flex riddim," so Lover's bettah be ready to get up and slow dance;"This Love Of Mine," is the D-Brown classic re-done inna fine fashion which makes you sing-a-long wid de Crown Prince who passed July 1, 1999. "Love Keep Us Together," is a keeper you will play over and over; "Make It Easy," is proof that Dennis' crooning style deserves maximum respect. TRIBULATION Time Again, no matter where you come from this to shall pass, but the legacy of Dennis Brown will live on through his music and I'm glad I purchased this CD!"
Dennis - you have an album that deserves top ranking.
TOPAZ_UK@compuserve.com | UK | 09/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album exudes class. A must for any reggae lover"