RICKY GRANT: At Roots Vibes

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RICKY GRANT: At Roots Vibes

Postby lankou » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:38 pm

Veteran JA singer, of Gaylads-Psalms- Augustus Pablo fame released a new album last Summer: At Roots Vibes.
This 10-track CD is produced by the Roots Vibes posse of French musicians in the studio of the same name, located in the Champagne area.
A truly exciting project with Mr Grant in full vocal form, backed by very powerful authentic sounds in a 70's/80's roots reggae vibe:
rockers, steppers or rub a dub, not to mention a very dynamic ska number.
Not a lot has been written about it on the web so far but just give it a chance and you may well be in for a real surprise!
I am by no means directly involved in that record but it definitely deserves to get discovered.
I hope some tunes will be released on vinyl soon but the label has several other productions coming on vinyl soonish. More on this elesewhere.
Just for basic info, as the 1st YT videos really don't reflect the final results of those sessions, as much as the second one doesn't reflect what Roots Vibes music sounds like, see for yourself. It gives you an idea about what RG's voice sounds like these days and some pictures of the RV team.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWJahYqgKFE (new versions are much tougher).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U0VafVbGPg
No real promotion has been made on the internet so far but there are talks for a larger distribution deal.
In the meantime, you can order the CD at www.rootsblogreggae.com
Definitely one of the best vintage roots efforts this year and a new prodcution team to be reckoned with.
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