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Dennis Brown Presents Prince Jammy - UMOJA/20th Century DEBwise
Bob Marley called him one his favorite Reggae Singers. And many know him as the "Crown Prince of Reggae". 

Of course, we're talking about Dennis Brown. 

Unfortunately, he is no longer with us. But his legacy is enormous. and even though the multitude of Reggae Lovers know him, his complete works remain to be discovered for the multitude of people who love to dance to the rhythm of the Reggae drum and bass line.

He sung on numerous albums and managed to sing love songs as well as conscious lyrics with the same skillfullness. And that is kind of special. Classics such as "Wolves and Leopards" surely belong in the collection of every self respecting Reggae collector. 

Yes, a mighty vocalist he was. But not so many people know, that he was a heavyweight producer too. Junior Delgado, for example, was produced by Dennis Brown.

And what happenned when this producer takes his riddims to the mighty King Tubby Studio, where Prince Jammy mixes these tracks to some heavy DUBs? 

It's DEBWISE Time!

DEBWISE stands for an a true Roots experience brought to you by the creme de la creme of what many call the golden years of Jamaican Reggae.  In DUB style!

Most of the vinyl which was released in that day, has long been sold out. When you're lucky, you'll find a copy on e-bay or something, but that's it. Fortunately, we are living in the age of re-releases and the flood of crucial music just never seems to stop.

This album is no exception.

UK based label BLOOD AND FIRE even took two of such albums, remastered them for CD and re-released UMOJA/20th CENTURY DEBWISE. The result is therefore a disc literally packed with Jamaican gems. 

Almost everything released by Blood and Fire is of extraordinairy value. And this album is no exception to that golden rule.

21 tracks full of Roots and Culture, full of vibes. Almost all of them are top notch. Stricktly rockers: majestic horns and cutting edge guitars, ultra-cool basslines and tight drums, blazing reverbs and flowing echo's. 

Don't think that all tracks sound like each other, though. The musicians play a wide variety of styles, even though the intensity remains pretty high throught the whole album. 

But that's the result of the skillfull mix work of PRINCE JAMMY.

Prince Jammy is a protegee of King Tubby, the Godfather of DUB. Jammy's surely knows his way on the board and quickly developed a very personal style of mixing. His works with Inner Circle and Black Uhuru are just two examples. The DUBs on this album can surely compete with these classics. 

UMOJA/20th Century DEBwise is not only recommended, it simply is an essential!

Long, long echo's and quick shifts, the legendary Spring Reverb, it's all there. This is the sound that many try to imitate and never manage to originate...

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