“Dread In A Babylon” by U-Roy - album review

TJR says

Roots rocking is the play on U-Roys second long-player, largely down to the terrific engineering skills of Errol Thompson at Joe Gibbs Studio and the two bands who were employed for these sessions: The Skin, Flesh And Bones Band (Sly Dunbar and Lloyd Parks on the d n b) and The Soul Syndicate, the ubiquitous collective who seem to going through a golden period at this time. I suspect the sparser, dubbier cuts are handled by the former and the poppier, livelier numbers are performed by the latter. Throughout, the rhythms are deep and tough, and U-Roy commands the house magnificently, equally affecting in the pop stylings of “Dreadlocks Dread” and “Listen To The Teacher” as he is with heavy heavy manners of “Natty Don’t Fear” or “The Great Psalms”. The man unifies – the man’s a star. Good gaaawsssh.

The Jukebox Rebel
10-Oct-2007


A1 [03:45] 8.4.png U-Roy - Runaway Girl (Ewart Beckford, Tony Robinson) Reggae
A2 [03:28] 8.6.png U-Roy - Chalice In The Palace (Ewart Beckford, Tony Robinson) Reggae
A3 [03:22] 6.4.png U-Roy - I Can’t Love Another (Ewart Beckford, Tony Robinson) Reggae
A4 [02:45] 9.6.png U-Roy - Dreadlocks Dread (Ewart Beckford, Tony Robinson) Reggae
A5 [02:48] 7.8.png U-Roy - The Great Psalms (Ewart Beckford, Tony Robinson) Reggae
B1 [02:28] 9.1.png U-Roy - Natty Don’t Fear (Ewart Beckford, Tony Robinson) Reggae
B2 [02:41] 7.9.png U-Roy - African Message (Ewart Beckford, Tony Robinson) Reggae
B3 [03:10] 7.8.png U-Roy - Silver Bird (Ewart Beckford, Tony Robinson) Reggae
B4 [02:38] 8.9.png U-Roy - Listen To The Teacher (Ewart Beckford, Tony Robinson) Reggae
B5 [02:48] 7.2.png U-Roy - Trench Town Rock (Ewart Beckford, Tony Robinson) Reggae




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