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Jahmekya
Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers
Jahmekya
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
 
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Before this album, Ziggy, his brother, and his sisters seemed more like a rich lady's kids than heirs to the throne of Bob Marley, the emblematic Third World Sufferah. But with their fifth LP release, an ambitious effort s...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers
Title: Jahmekya
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Virgin Records Us
Original Release Date: 5/28/1991
Re-Release Date: 6/29/1992
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Styles: Electronica, Reggae, Dance Pop, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077778621720

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Before this album, Ziggy, his brother, and his sisters seemed more like a rich lady's kids than heirs to the throne of Bob Marley, the emblematic Third World Sufferah. But with their fifth LP release, an ambitious effort set in an overstuffed 16-track CD, the Marleys ably assume the burden of their legacy. Ziggy and the Melody Makers-- Stephen, Cedella, and Sharon Marley and Erica Newell--globalize and modernize roots reggae with infusions of rock & roll, funk, rap, and electronic dance music, most notably in "Good Time," an irresistible invitation to lusty dance floor abandon that showcases Cedella, Sharon, and Erica's lush, highly personalized harmonies. In "What a Conquerer's Defeat," an otherwise negligible tune, Stephen steps to the plate with a take on his dad's "ole codger" voice and gives off hints of a superb stylist in the making. --Elena Oumano

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Original and groovy
Pieter | Johannesburg | 06/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Sometimes disjointed and psychedelic like on the rapparhythmic Raw Riddim, at other times highly melodic and danceable like on the funky Kozmik, with its lovely chug-chug guitar, this album raises reggae to new heights. Wrong Right Wrong is a dreamy number that poses an interesting philosophical question in a most intriguing manner. Herbs And Spices features that guitar style again plus lashings of groovy echo and tinkerbells. Although Jahmekya does have the same sentimental thread running through and does sound much like their daddy Bob in some places, it is nevertheless highly original and rather groovy."
I wish I had it
Paul D. Zander | SLT CA | 04/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had this cd but it was stolen.I'll always remember how good all the songs were.I recomend this cd who doesn't like roots but likes dance reggae."
Excellent
Joey Joe Joe Jr S. | Utah | 06/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is very much ahead of its time, the production is top notch, and it captures that 90's spirit of "innovation/originality" without sounding 90's pop. Fuses reggae with lots of synth sounds, without sounding overly synthetic. My favorite Ziggy Marley album!"