“Baldhead Bridge” by Culture - album review

TJR says

Culture’s second and final LP for Joe Gibbs was, once again, brilliantly recorded with “The Professionals” studio band, and featured the likes of Lloyd Parks (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums), Robbie Shakespeare (guitar), Errol Nelson (keyboards), Tommy McCook ( tenor saxophone) and Bobby Ellis (trumpet). With this lot backing the songs of Joseph Hill’s powerful vocal trio, success was an absolute certainty. Whilst not as strong as the debut collectively, this set offers up the band’s first out-and-out monster classics with the immense “Behold I Come” and the intoxicating 8 minute nyabinghi chanter “So Long Babylon A Fool I (And I)” which close Side 2. Sadly, despite the glorious harmony on record, all was not well between producer and group. By the time of this album’s release, Culture had entered into a long-running dispute with Gibbs over royalties to the first album, and, already, that was the end of a highly productive 2 year relationship…

The Jukebox Rebel
23-Aug-2009


A1 [03:59] 6.7.png Culture - Them A Payaka (Joseph Hill, Albert Walker, Roy Dayes) Reggae
A2 [05:38] 6.3.png Culture - How Can I Leave Jah (Joseph Hill, Albert Walker, Roy Dayes) Reggae
A3 [03:35] 6.2.png Culture - Baldhead Bridge (Joseph Hill, Albert Walker, Roy Dayes) Reggae
A4 [04:04] 9.5.png Culture - Behold I Come (Joseph Hill, Albert Walker, Roy Dayes) Reggae
B1 [03:29] 7.7.png Culture - Love Shines Brighter (Joseph Hill, Albert Walker, Roy Dayes) Reggae
B2 [02:54] 6.4.png Culture - Jah Love (Joseph Hill, Albert Walker, Roy Dayes) Reggae
B3 [03:38] 7.4.png Culture - Zion Gate (Joseph Hill, Albert Walker, Roy Dayes) Reggae
B4 [08:03] 9.4.png Culture - So Long Babylon A Fool I (And I) (Joseph Hill, Albert Walker, Roy Dayes) Reggae




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