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Black Roots (Spkg)
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
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Sugar In The Raw
Dee Sharp | Long Beach, CA United States | 02/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a vital reggae record, period. It was his third solo outing (following the Showcase album on Studio One and his own Ghetto-ology), his only album for Island, and the LP to name his label.
In 10 songs, Sugar shows the shift from roots reggae to dancehall. He slowed the rhythms to a bubbling percolation (compared to the hammering rockers and steppers rhythms of the The Wailers, Black Uhuru and the like), stripped instrumentation to a barebones guitar-keys-bass-drums, and addresses matters of the heart, matters of the soul, and matters of the ghetto.
Every track is exceptional, but stand outs are "Hard Time Pressure," the mellow "River Jordan," "Black Roots," "Mankind" and "Mr. Babylon Man" (and that's half the album right there - how can you go wrong?).
An essential piece for any Sugar fan, and a good starting point (along with Ghetto-ology and Sugar Minott At Studio One on SoulJazz Records) for those wanting to learn about Lincoln "Sugar" Minott."