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ARTIST
TITLE
I Love Jah
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WACK 510CD WACK 510CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/1/2002

"This is the first ever release of a masterful The Meditations album recorded by Bullwackies in the heady months of 1982. The lineage of The Meditations -- Ansel Cridland, Winston Watson, Danny Clarke -- elaborates Wackie's' classical project perfectly: from their introduction by Stranger Cole (who would himself record for Wackie's) to Dobby Dobson back in 1975, and their hits for him under the supervision of ace Studio One engineer Sylvan Morris through revered Lee Perry productions. This album evokes and deepens the atmosphere of those Black Ark sides -- but cuts the group's militant rasta reputation with ecstatic soulful sensibilities. The tracks comprise six originals -- brand new, prime Bullwackies music -- though the title cut recasts 'I Shall Be Released' via interpretations for Studio One's Coxsone Dodd and Lee 'Scratch' Perry by The Heptones (another all-time-great Jamaican vocal trio with an unreleased Wackie's album recorded during this period). The luxuriant sublimity of the mature Wackie's sound -- dubwise from start to finish, with the drums of Jah Scotty and big-city-blues guitar of Barry Vincent outstanding -- sets off some of the finest trio harmonizing you will hear."