Label: Studio One - none • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: Jamaica • Genre: Reggae • Style: Roots Reggae, Rocksteady, Ska
Although Freddie McGregor began recording for Studio One in the '60s, first as a member of the Clarendonians and subsequently as a solo artist throughout the next decade, producer Coxsone Dodd didn't get around to giving the singer a full-length until But it was well worth the wait, for Bobby Bobylon was a classic.
Half the album updates old singles to great effect and the rest is new, in the Jamaican sense of the word, for the numbers resurrected a clutch of Studio One gems that were revised and given new lyrics. The island's rather unique publishing laws ensured a musical free for all, and a new generation of up-and-coming producers was gleefully and legally plundering Bobby Bobbylon - Freddie McGregor - Bobby Bobylon label's archives.
Dodd began hitting back inreleasing a stream of exceptional albums built on the back of his old rhythms, Bobby included. The title track is an anthemic masterpiece, so infectious it's amazing that Babylon itself survived its onslaught. The sweet sermon Time - Pink Floyd - Hamilton 75 "Wine of Violence" is nearly as magnificent, as is the sultry "I Am a Revolutionist.
Jamaicans couldn't resist these stellar reworkings of old faves from the rocksteady and early reggae age. McGregor 's fabulous sense of melody, rich vocals, and emotive performances both enhanced the lushness of the original melodies and Zélia Duncan - Zélia Duncan enhanced by them, the perfect combination.
No wonder this The Green Man - Deadbeat Poets - Notes From The Underground was a hit, and how wonderful that Heartbeat has now Bobby Bobbylon - Freddie McGregor - Bobby Bobylon it on CD.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts.
Genre Reggae. Styles Lovers Rock Roots Reggae. Track Listing. Freddie McGregor. We Need More Love. What Difference Does It Make. Johnny Marr. Go Away Pretty Girl. Tomorrow Is Like Today. Bobby Bobylon.
Wine of Violence. Gonna Take Over Now. Rastaman Camp. I Am a Revolutionist. Rastaman Camp Freddie McGregor.
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