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Friday, Nov 18 2016 | 04:48
Image: 1606135 Alborosie the on a mission reggae warrior licks back the 'Dread At The Controls' Rod Taylor classic from 1978 "His Majesty" (produced by Mikey Dread) to stunning effect. The latest production of Mr. Alberto D'Ascola aka Puppa Albo aka Alborosie showcases established hit-makers Gentleman (in combination with Clay), Mr. Vegas, Alborosie, Etana, Christopher Martin, Sizzla Kalonji with all new exclusive tunes, alongside young lions like Dann I, Yung J.R., Skygrass, Sandy Smith and Martei Corley, with all great voices and excellent performances. Eleven superb tunes plus Alborosie's instrumental riddim version makes this a standout longplay release! The "His Majesty Riddim" is available both as CD and LP (vinyl with a later release date 25.11. due to manufacturing realities) - Run the rhythm!

Side One
A1. Alborosie - Red
A2. Gentleman & Clay - Dunns River Falls
A3. Mr. Vegas - Unite
A4. Sizzla Kalonji - No Waste No Time
A5. Sandy Smith - Crying Out
A6. Martei Corley - Toxic Love
Side Two
B1. Etana - Healing Tree
B2. Christopher Martin - B4 It's Too Late
B3. Dann I - Put In The Work
B4. Yung J.R. - Mr. Boss Man
B5. Skygrass - Blessed
B6. Alborosie - His Majesty Riddim

Rod Taylor: born 2 March 1957, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Taylor, known as Rocky T, came to prominence in 1978 with Bertram Brown’s Freedom Sounds collective, noted for introducing Prince Allah, Earl Zero, Philip Frazier, Jimmy Dean, Sylvan White and Lloyd Jackson. Taylor recorded his debut, "Ethiopian Kings", based on Frankie Jones’ avowal that many biblical heroes were black men: ‘King David - he was a black man - King Solomon he was a black man - King Moses - he was a black man - from Africa yeah - they fight for equal rights and justice’. The song was an instant hit, which led to sessions with Mikey Dread for the equally popular "His Imperial Majesty", which featured a well-used rhythm, immortalized in dub as "Saturday Night Style".

Mikey Dread: Michael George Campbell (4 June 1954 – 15 March 2008), better known as Mikey Dread, was a Jamaican singer, producer, and broadcaster. He was one of the most influential performers and innovators in reggae music. His music and productions attracted the attention of British punk rockers The Clash, who invited him over to England to tour with them in 1980, going on to produce some of their music. Although initially suspicious of the strangers, Campbell soon became the best of friends with the band, producing their famous "Bankrobber" single and performing on several songs on their 1980 album Sandinista!. Campbell also toured with The Clash across Britain, Europe, and the US, gaining many new fans along the way. Available from 25.11.2016
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