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Crippled from malnutrition, and founder of the legendary vocal group the Prophets, Vivian "Yabby You" Jackson created in "Conquering Lion" the reggae masterpiece that would be transformed into a million other dub masterpie... more »
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Crippled from malnutrition, and founder of the legendary vocal group the Prophets, Vivian "Yabby You" Jackson created in "Conquering Lion" the reggae masterpiece that would be transformed into a million other dub masterpieces. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have King Tubby as a buddy and collaborator, although Jackson is no slouch of a producer, himself. This two-CD set contains other pieces, and Jackson productions of the recently deceased trombonist Tommy McCook and a young Michael Rose. But it's essentially the same song repeated over two 75-minute CDs. No fear; it's one of the greatest pieces of music ever. Think of it as a symphony. --D. Strauss
Member CD Reviews
Aaron T. from ARNOLD, MD
Reviewed on 4/4/2007...
very good; very dread. those who aren't deeply interested in classic roots should probably pass on it; as these cds mainly focus on a few versions; and, moreover, since the vibe is consistently slow and meditative, for anyone but a confirmed roots fan is likely to find this collection to be repetitive. For those with more of an appetite for deep roots: a classic, irrefutably.
If you need convincing of life in Reggae beyond Marley...
F.N. Wright | Philadelphia, PA United States | 04/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This music has the power to heal and change your life for the better! So righteous and beautiful I just can't get enough. I own well over 200 Reggae CDs and this one is now at the top of my list -- it has been growing on me exponentially since I got it. This is definitely music which requires repeated listenings for maximum enjoyment. Some of the best vocal harmonies in the history of Reggae, with fat grooves to match. Very hymn-like and churchical, with many outstanding dubs by King Tubby. Almost all the tracks were recorded at Scratch's Black Ark and voiced at Tubby's, with toasts from Big Youth, Trinity and Tappa Zukie. Also featuring a young Michael Rose on one track. The players are all top studio men, including Family Man, Sly Dunbar, Horsemouth Wallace, Chinna and many more. The liner notes are great with interviews and photos. All around one of the best examples of pure, righteous, Jamaican Reggae in existence. It will put joy in your heart and have you singing and bouncing all day long."
One of my favorite records, period.
andreas__21 | Bear, DE USA | 04/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I noticed there has been no 5-star praise for this album since 2005, so I want to add mine for 2006: I listen to this Double CD since 1998 - it is increadibly beautiful and never gets boring. I disagree with the reviewer who said this record is one that has to grow on you - I loved it the first time I heard it and I still do. I have bought this CD set since '98, gave it away to friends for birthdays and such, bought it again, and so forth. This album is easily among my top ten, not only for reggae. If you appreciate albums that have not a single lame song in them and that have timeless quality and are incredibly stunning works of art such as Talking Timbuktu by Ry Cooder and Ali Farka Toure, Rocking Time by Burning Spear, Welcome to Sky Valley by Kyuss or Clandestino by Manu Chao, you will love Jesus Dread."