Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Party in Session: Live
Genres: World Music, Pop
After the most searing Black Uhuru lineup broke up in 1985, Michael Rose (former Black Uhuru frontman) retired to Jamaica's hills to tend his coffee plantation, Sly and Robbie maintained "riddim twin" super-star status, an... more »
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After the most searing Black Uhuru lineup broke up in 1985, Michael Rose (former Black Uhuru frontman) retired to Jamaica's hills to tend his coffee plantation, Sly and Robbie maintained "riddim twin" super-star status, and Duckie Simpson went on to form additional Uhuru incarnations. Rose, who made an early '90s comeback and immediately catapulted once again to reggae's frontlines, is joined here by S.A.N.E., Jamaica's top show band, who are live and in full effect in the City by the Bay. Rose's minor-key vocal flourishes and his rock & roll energy for 15 Uhuru solos--plus his own "Short Temper" hit (inspired by a feud with Simpson)--hit as hard as ever. Added bonus: the perfect balance achieved in this recording between the sounds of audience enthusiasm, bass-driven instrumentals, and Rose's muscular vocals. --Elena Oumano
Party in Section-- Live
Hamp Stokes | Little Rock, Arkansas USA | 05/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This entire CD is off the hook. My wife and I went to see him live in Little Rock, Arkansas. His show made you get out of your seats and party. I do not like many live CDs, but Mr. Rose sounds are on point. It does not matter if he sings live or on his CD. If you are looking for a CD to start your collection, this has to be in your top two!(This CD is in my CD case every where I go)."
Derivative at times but certainly not weak
skyjuice996 | Arlington, VA | 03/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I take personal offense when someone calls any work by Michael Rose weak (see below). We're talking about one of the most talented singers in any genre of music here. Yes, he plays some songs from the early eighties, but those are undeniable classics- some of the best songs in the whole great genre of reggae. Musical accompaniment here is excellent, though not quite up to par with Sly and Robbie, of course. Why four stars and not five? Michael's solo embarkment, though successful and quite respectable, just can't kick it with Sinsemilla and Red from the Black Uhuru days. And to my friend from Kingston, reggae is a beautiful art form. It isn't what it was 25 years ago, but if we dwell on that this beautiful artform will wither away. This CD rocks on any day of the week."