Over the past several years, the French Makasound label has been unearthing an impressive amount of Trilogy (The Sunlit Path / La Mere De La Mer / Tomorrows Story Not The Same) - Mahavishnu Orchestra but top-quality roots reggae from the s.
This particular collection draws on the work of singer, songwriter, and producer Linval Thompson between and ; the songs compiled here were all recorded at Channel One and mixed at King Tubby 's studio -- with the exception of the album's real find, a previously unreleased song titled "Natty Pressure Them," which Thompson recorded at the Black Ark studio with Lee "Scratch" Perry.
Frankly, that song is of more historical than musical interest; it's not bad, Rocking Vibration - Linvale Thompson* - Rocking Vibration / Natty Dread not terribly exciting either, with unusually restrained and almost lackluster production from Perry. But several other tracks shine quite brightly: "Black Woman" is a fine piece of vintage lovers rock, and "Rasta Children" finds Thompson working in a solid rockers vein.
He does a creditable job on the Ken Boothe classic "Just Another Girl," and his one-drop sufferer's anthem, "More Power," is also impressive. A couple of tracks notably "Jah Jah a Do It" suffer from poor sound quality, but overall this is a welcome contribution to a solid catalog of lovingly prepared compilations from reggae's golden period.
Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Reggae. Styles Dub Roots Reggae. Track Listing. Never Push Your Brother. Linval Thompson. Freedom Fighters. Rocking Vibration. More Power. I Got to Have You. No Confusion. Black Woman. Rasta Children. Dangerous Position. No More Problems. Jah Jah a Do It. Super Star. Just Another Girl. Mr Bossman. Dont Pust Me Around.
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