What was my reaction when I found out that Cedric Myton was collaborating on an album with Mad Professor? ECSTATIC!
When I found out that Cedric would be singing original vocals over some of the most noteworthy reggae riddims I was over the moon. This album gives me hope. I’m just thrilled that they are still making great roots reggae albums. Pairing these two living legends together was pure genius and this album is a smash. Hands down best album so far for 2013. This says a lot considering it’s up against albums from Black Roots, Midnite, Kiddus-I, Captain Sinbad & Frenchie, Mikey Dread, and Corner & The Metastones. The crop of roots albums so far this year really gives me hope for the future of roots reggae…what a year we are having!
BUY THIS ALBUM NOW! Cedric singing over the “Jah Vengeance” and “Africa Must Be Free” riddims? Followed up by Professor’s dub version? Are you for real?
I have included selections from the album here just to give you an idea of what it sounds like. In the interest of respecting copyright, each track fades out at the 2-minute mark.
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Also included here is a feature on the Congos which appeared in Melody Maker on April 18, 1981…