Thursday, June 22, 2006

Jah Mason- new school/old school reggae

For any of us old school reggae fans who aren't entirely sure about the modern crop of reggae music, Jah Mason is a relief. Though this tree-hugger is a dancehall singer, he doesn't sound exactly like his peers (i.e. a toaster who's on crack). What makes JM special is that he appreciates old school wisdom, not just praising Selassie but also using some of the top sessionmen of 70's (Ansel Collins, Leroy Wallace, Uziah Thompson, Earl Smith, Dean Fraser- all of whom still sound great) and sometimes breaking his voice off into a beautiful rock steady lilt.

You can listen to and buy his new album Princess Gone at the VP Records website.


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