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Lucky Dube
Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Lucky Dube
Title: Taxman
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 6/17/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Africa, Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016351453228

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Mark A. Kintzley | Phoenix, AZ | 12/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like another reviewer here, I was at the Reggae on the Rocks, in Denver in 97 and witnessed Lucky Dube's performance which sadly did not make it onto the live recording from that show. This cd is a wonderful release by this unique performer. He does seem to have a voice and vocal styling similar to that of Peter Tosh and the back up singers do quite a job of weaving a beautiful vocal net around Dube's vocals and the instruments.Guns and Roses is a nice slow paced beautiful reggae song with unbelievable back up vocals. Taxman is a bit faster paced with some edgy guitar work thrown in. A pretty solid track.Is This the Way starts off like it could maybe be a heavy metal song due to the guitar work, but quickly slows down with a Burning Spear-esque riddim and the trademark Lucky Dube sound. The guitar resurfaces and I could do without it, but it doesn't detract too much from the song. It fits.Take it to Jah is a relaxing reggae song with more hints of Tosh in his vocal styling. Stringed instruments are weaved in nicely and as usual the backing vocals are perfect.Mirror Mirror sounds alot like Prisoner from Serious Reggae. One of my favorites.We Love It opens with a nice little drum solo and moves into signature Dube Reggae.You've Got a Friend is a positive mellow track. Nice.Kiss No Frog is so-so. You really can't go wrong with the formula Lucky Dube has perfected, but some are just not as good as others.Well Fed Slave/Hungry Free Men has some very cool drums in the middle of the song, but the song is a bit slower than most. It is a nice song, but a bit too slow. Good Things is probably my second least favorite. Not enough reggae feel for my tastes. However, it is a quality song. I prefer Culture's Good Things.Release Me makes up for the lack of reggae feel in Good Things. I Want to Know What Love Is...well...uh...I don't like it. This is my least favorite on this cd.Overall a very pleasant cd and easy to listen and relax to. Nice mellow reggae from Africa."
The most beautiful cd I have ever listened to!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lucky Dube's Taxman is the most moving, melodic, and pure reggae cd I have ever listened to in my life. With a voice that echos Tosh, and backup singers who top the I-Threes, this cd will give you chills of the best kind. Rock on rastaman!!!"
"The most awe inspiring reggae I've ever heard"
GFH@Prodigy.Net | Maryland,USA | 10/02/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lucky Dube's soulful music brings a tear to the eye and "Taxman" is pure reggae. I saw him for the first time at "Reggae On The Rocks" in Denver 1997. I was incredibly moved by his music. His use of women backup singers is astounding and fills your spirit with joy. I now compare all other reggae to him. Sorry Bob. There's a new sherrif in town and his name is Lucky Dube"