June 2009 - Originally, the vinyl album had
6 extended tunes, but the CD version goes to
no less than ten long, great Rub a Dub
discomixes from the 1980's.
Sure, it's a rare album and that means it
cost a thing on the second hand market.
Not for nothing, though.
Don Carlos was one of the original members
of the vocal group Black Uhuru, before
Michael Rose and others took over and put
the name of Black Uhuru on the World Wide
Reggae Map. The Don's voice sounds in no way
similar to that of Michael Rose, however.
Don Carlos is surely one of the sweetest
singers in Reggae. His melodies contain many
licks and hooks which are extremely
difficult to do for a vocalist. He is
extremely talented, which shows on the album
in a very special way.
It doesn't matter whether the Don sings a
lovers lyrics or a conscious meditation,
every time he opens his mouth in front of
the studio microphone, he makes something
special of the tune. This shows on this
album, where he sings over some really
crucial riddims and everything is mixed
Most of the ten tunes are sung by Don
Carlos, and all of them are followed by a
crucial DUB. Noteworthy titles include the
Abyssinians' "Declaration Of
Rights", and the title track of course.
Definitely worth a listen, definitely
worth considering as a purchase even though
you might have to go to a second hand store