freddie mcgregor - come on over

Talk to your hearts content.....but keep it sweet! No record sales, live events listings or ebay labba labba.

Moderator: B&F Moderator

freddie mcgregor - come on over

Postby gryffe » Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:39 pm

been diggin "bobby bobylon" recently so decided its time for some more freddie. "big ship" hits me big time as well
was thinking of buying "come on over", any of you guys got an opinion on this albums

cheers

gryffe
gryffe
 
Posts: 510
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:38 pm
Location: stirling, scotland

Postby Donovan » Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:03 am

Don't do it Gryyfe! Because I love "Big Ship" so much, I purchased "Come On Over" but I found it flat and uninspiring. Surprising since it's from the same time period and backed by the Radics. But something is missing. Maybe it was the production of Linval Thompson. A far better LP was "All in the same boat". It's poppier and tries to pull a crossover thing but it's way more fun and successful than "Come on over".
Donovan
 
Posts: 324
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:13 am

Postby Ital Dokta » Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:14 am

I think its a nice enough album. Some cracking rhythms by the Roots Radics but quite short (around 30 minutes or less I think). All In the Same Boat and Across the Border are also very good sets from around the same period and either of them would probably edge out Come On Over in my book.

Never really understood all the fuss about Big Ship myself, but Bobby Bobylon is a definite classic.
Ital Dokta
 
Posts: 731
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:37 am
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Postby ian » Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:14 pm

You could also look out for 'I Am Ready' his follow up lp on Studio 1 has some nice tunes on it.
ian
 
Posts: 1181
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:37 pm


Return to General discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: kalcidis and 15 guests