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ARTIST
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Sign Time
FORMAT
CD

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SUNK 222CD SUNK 222CD
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RELEASE DATE
9/8/2008

"'The unearthed Holy Grail of reggae.' That's what DJs, reviewers and music lovers worldwide are calling the rediscovery of roots reggae founder Claudius 'Kingman' Linton and the just-released CD collection of his essential 1970s reggae hits, Roots Master: The Vintage Roots Reggae Singles Vol. 1. But no critic has reviewed that reissue CD without an eager mention that the best is yet to come: along with his legendary backing band, the reggae master has prepared an album of new songs with a skill, charm and potency to match his classic recordings. A new band: Kingman & Jonah. A new full-length CD: Sign Time. Kingman's comeback was born from his chance meeting on the beach in Negril, Jamaica, with American indie-rock musician/producer Ian 'Jonah' Jones. 'Can you tune this thing, sire?' the old Rasta called out to the visitor, and a musical friendship was born. Kingman & Jonah made their first recordings -- the mellow groove 'In The Street' and the elegiac 'Baghdad' -- while cramped into a tiny tin-roof studio on a Jamaican mountainside. Then they continued their songwriting partnership and harmony rehearsals over the phone between Negril and Baltimore, Maryland. Soon, an album's worth of new material was ready to be tracked, complete with the irresistible melodies, infectious rhythms and a conscious message familiar to fans of Claudius' earlier work."