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Crucial

by Jah Roots

Several guests appear on this 2006 release, including I-Ron and the mighty Badda Skat. Both these guests add an extra dimension to the sound with their unique sing-jay styles; check ‘Chat Down Babylon’ and the title track as first-rate examples.
Genre: Reggae: Roots Reggae
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2. Dont You See the Problem
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3. Secrets
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4. One to One
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5. Good Highs
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6. Fight Down We Chalwa
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7. Roll Up the Spliff
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8. Chant Down Babylon
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9. Murderers
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10. Poverty
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Crucial is the most recent release in a string of excellent reggae albums by Jah Roots. An explosively good vibe is packed in this little CD. Pop it into the player, and the syncopated island jams bury their way into your head. For all the classic Reggae fans who love Bob Marley and the like, many tracks such as "Secrets", and "Fight Down We Chalwa" exhibit a similarly classic Reggae sound. For those who are looking for a new sound, tracks like the title track "Crucial" and "Good Highs" have great reggae rhythms infused with vocal influences from Hip-Hop and Ska. The disc also very tastefully contains heart felt message about either having a great time or bringing attention to some of the worlds problems. Their music has potential to do many great things for the world. It provokes deep thought of reality by offering up views that most people want to ignore. Their political message is very reminiscent of past Reggae greats, whose only way of getting their message out is this great music called Reggae. This CD has so much to offer to any listener, a very positive message and a great sound to back it up. With every song on the disc easily becoming your favorite, it's hard not like everything about it. It's apparent the memebers of Jah Roots put their heart and soul into their music. When anyones ear catchs the infectious sounds on this CD, they will definately be impressed


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Avery positive review from the #1 reggae review site worldwide!!!
Jah Roots returns as strong as ever, but if you wanna hear 'em this time out, you'll have to pay, you deadbeats (see cdbaby.com). People have families to feed, y'know. After releasing their first two albums to the masses free of charge, the band understandably has decided to go the standard retail route with Crucial. It continues in the same vein as their previous efforts -- invigorating roots with a free-flowing, "jamming" vibe that at times samples past classic cuts (like Israel Vibration's "Same Song" riddim on "Secrets" and Barrington Levy's "Murderer" on "Don't You See the Problem") and that just makes you want to boogie. As with Babylon Weak Heart, they hook up with DJ SkillinJah (for one cut) and add another two sing-jays to the mix, I-Ron and Badda Skat. These guests represent admirably and throw a jolt of party energy into songs like "Good Highs" and "Chant Down Babylon," but it's Ras Josh who continues to be one of the most engaging singers in reggae today. He combines a Marley-esque wail with Ali Campbell-esque soul and throws in a blues singer's calculatedly ragged edge and a jazz singer's vocal improvisation to craft a style that would make "Mary Had a Little Lamb" listenable. From up-tempo jams like "One to One," "Poverty," the anti-babylon rant "Don't You See the Problem," and the title track to more mellow grooves like "Roll Up the Spliff," "System a Dread," "Secrets," and the anthemic "Fight Down We Chalwa," Crucial soars. Hopefully, its mainstream distribution will draw more fans into the Jah Roots sound.

Jeri Fletcher

Jah Roots kick-ass & take names with the "Crucial" cd!
The Crucial cd is definately Jah Roots latest and greatest cd yet. After Babylon Weak Heart and More Herbs for tha Youth, I did not think it could get any better, and it did. I-Ron is an amazing sing-jay and song writer, Jah Roots is blessed to have such a addition to their already incredibly sick music. I look forward to the next cd and the next after that, Jah Roots knows how to bring the sweet ass reggae and the beautiful vibes to boot.

Eme

Their talent pool runs deep and long
So here's a band with plenty of energy, style, and presence. But do they have the talent and sound to bring it all home for the fans? Yes, and then some. What was pushed as a simple memorabilia at the night clubs turned out to be a silvery disc of vibrant energy and a welcomed addition to our music collections. Jah Roots' ability to fuse that oh-so familiar Rastafarian sound with islander vocals, a smooth playin' sax, and a bit of tight hip-hop, skat slipped in on the occasional track shows their talent pool runs deep and long. Unlike their fellow unkowns out there in music land, Jah Roots' latest album CRUCIAL was recorded with true devotion to the preservation of their talented sound. If you think they're rockin' live, wait until you get a hold of CRUCIAL. It's obvious nothing was sacraficed for this album. Great sound quality, top mixing and fabulous selection of music. It can all truly be summed up in their track Good Highs.

EME

It can all truly be summed up in their track "Good Highs".
So here's a band with plenty of energy, style, and presence. But do they have the talent and sound to bring it all home for the fans? Yes, and then some. What was pushed as a simple memorabilia at the night clubs turned out to be a silvery disc of vibrant energy and a welcomed addition to our music collections. Jah Roots' ability to fuse that oh-so familiar Rastafarian sound with islander vocals, a smooth playin' sax, and a bit of tight hip-hop, skat slipped in on the occasional track shows their talent pool runs deep and long. Unlike their fellow unkowns out there in music land, Jah Roots' latest album "Crucial" was recorded with true devotion to the preservation of their talented sound. If you think they're rockin' live, wait until you get a hold of "Crucial". It's obvious nothing was sacraficed for this album. Great sound quality, top mixing and fabulous selection of music. It can all truly be summed up in their track "Good Highs".


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paul anderson

crucial
I found these guys from checking out woodbelly on youtube. I am areggae supporter from Toronto and this song makes me feel the way I like to feel while listening to reggae. nice email me @ panderson110@cogeco.ca

paul anderson

crucial
I found these guys from checking out woodbelly on youtube. I am areggae supporter from Toronto and this song makes me feel the way I like to feel while listening to reggae. nice email me @ panderson110@cogeco.ca

The Current - Tahlequah, OK.

Their music has potential to do many great things for the world.
Crucial is the most recent release in a string of excellent reggae albums by Jah Roots. An explosively good vibe is packed in this little CD. Pop it into the player, and the syncopated island jams bury their way into your head.
For all the classic Reggae fans who love Bob Marley and the like, many tracks such as "Secrets", and "Fight Down We Chalwa" exhibit a similarly classic Reggae sound. For those who are looking for a new sound, tracks like the title track "Crucial" and "Good Highs" have great reggae rhythms infused with vocal influences from Hip-Hop and Ska. The disc also very tastefully contains heart felt message about either having a great time or bringing attention to some of the worlds problems. Their music has potential to do many great things for the world. It provokes deep thought of reality by offering up views that most people want to ignore. Their political message is very reminiscent of past Reggae greats, whose only way of getting their message out is this great music called Reggae. This CD has so much to offer to any listener, a very positive message and a great sound to back it up.
With every song on the disc easily becoming your favorite, it's hard not like everything about it. It's apparent the memebers of Jah Roots put their heart and soul into their music. When anyones ear catchs the infectious sounds on this CD, they will definately be impressed.
Jah Roots has been city hopping promoting Crucual and on Nov 10th Tahlequah will be lucky to host them at The Dream Theatre. This is an exciting chance to see some awesome Reggae Live in Tahlequah. Whether not or you may get to the show you will not regret purchasing this CD or any of their other albums. For more info about Jah Roots please visit www.myspace.com/jahroots

Yea yea


I feeling this album. Check out G Tee Shotta at www.808musicstore.com i see you two doing big things together.

Kyle

Great CD, every track is great to listen to
Loved the CD. Not one track I don't like listening to.

Susan Pattie


Awesome awesome awesome!!! I can't stop listening to the CD. But having heard some of their stuff online, I was already expecting something great. Wasn't disappointed. The music makes me feel so good. I would love to see them live. Normally I'm biased against white Reggae bands - but this one blows me away.
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