JAHWORKS.ORG CALLS TALKIN' ROOTS I: "COMPETENT, ROOTSY ... SOLID MUSICIANSHIP"
by Mt. Nebo Records Public Relations / C.D. Ellison / 866.290.6032 / firstname.lastname@example.org
(Washington, D.C.) - JahWorks.org, a web-based project featuring Caribbean and African-based music and culture, recently released the following review by contributor Ted Boothroyd found at http://www.jahworks.org/TalkinRoots.htm:
"Occasional small bits of good news are necessary for a balanced lifestyle. One such tidbit that gladdened my heart recently was a brief note on Mt. Nebo’s web site, to the effect that there will soon be a second various artists compilation, "Talkin’ Roots II." To me that’s splendid news because it will likely be as entertaining and uplifting as "Talkin’ Roots I.". And in the meantime, there are other current albums from Bambu Station Studio to sample.
"This reggae from the Virgin Islands demonstrates that Midnite is by no means the only huge talent emerging from those tiny spots on the map. This is as competent, rootsy and varied as any reggae fanatic could want: an hour’s worth of memorable tunes, socially aware lyrics and solid musicianship. It starts off with one of the strongest vocals, by the singly-named “Iba,” who urges us over a complex but never overpowering arrangement to “Chant a psalm a day, read a proverb a day, and you won’t go astray;" he comes back later with a second potent, sensitive delivery of thoughtful lyrics on “Tell Me Why." The deep heartbeat rhythm of “Works of the Wise” anchors an impulsive, gruff, dancehall-flavoured verbal tongue-twister by Yah Shiloh I. The distinctive sound of Dezarie