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ARTIST
TITLE
Ghetto Vibes
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KSCD 010CD KSCD 010CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/27/2006

"The Viceroys are another of Jamaica's vocal groups that deserve a wider audience. Built around lead vocalist/songwriter Wesley Tinglin, they worked through the rocksteady period but found their feet in '70s roots. They began their career working at Studio One around 1966, and released their recordings under The Voiceroys monicker, and produced such hits as 'Love & Unity' (1967), 'Fat Fish' (1968), and one of their most well known tracks, 'Ya Ho' (1968). The set here represents the roots feel they undertook in the early '70s and features some fantastic numbers that have sadly been overlooked over time. The tracks 'Sometimes' and 'Depression' show an honesty in their lyrics that is both profound and real, whilst 'Live Come See,' 'Baldhead,' and 'See Dem A Come Deh' sound as great today as they must have done in those dread '70s. The band even touch on a Motown sound for their 'Railroad Man' cut. The album also includes two versions of 'Sometimes,' a Channel One version with a great horn line and a version recorded at Randy's Studio 17 without the horn line but with a heavier skank feel."