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Vivian Jones & Russ Disciple - Ethiopian King - Vocal (Imperial House) LP

Vivian Jones & Russ Disciple - Ethiopian King - Vocal (Imperial House) LP
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Track Listing / Description The fruitful collaboration between the veteran reggae singer Vivian Jones and producer / engineer Russ Disciples reaches its apogee with this excellent collection featuring twelve tracks written by Vivian and issued upon Viv's own Imperial House imprint.
The heavily anticipated album courtesy of the Midas combination, Russ Disciple and Mr Sugarlove aka Vivian Jones finally reaches. Dubplates from this album first emerged in dances about 5 years ago. Mikey Dread, Channel One selector, was running Ethiopian Kings up and down the country, as was Aba Shanti. The sound system followers of Aba and Channel One were being peppered by incredible collabs between producer and artist, many of which have not been included on this album. The combination seems to work so fluently. This is testament to the skill level of both elements in this partnership. Russ’s ability to vary his melodic style, re-lick deep roots tunes, and mix dubs down to a scientific level compliment Vivian’s incredible vocal capacity. Vivian can match all the different ebs and flows of Russ’s production style, going in hard in a rootsman style, lightening things up with some lovers lyrics or lacing the track with historic connotations. Absolute stand outs for me would be the title track ‘Ethiopian Kings’, as much for the dub as the vocal.  ‘King Iley’’s chorus rings in the ears long after play has finished, and ‘Bad Mind’ hits the bullseye with pulsating force. I remember when Aba Shanti showcased ‘Bad Mind’ at Notting Hill Carnival 2015. An incredible tune with a killer dubwise to match.
‘Blackheart Man’ again shows off Vivian’s lyrical ability. I remember Channel One playing ‘Open Prison’ at a Tooting Tram session some years ago, again, before this album was really being talked about, and the chorus section just igniting the dance. Finally, ‘African Daughter’, a harmonious tune providing a fitting ending to what is a master collaboration between two of the most talented entities within the UK roots movement. Hats off!

Track List:

Side One:

1. Ethiopian King
2. King Iley
3. Locks & Beard
4. Miss Crapeup Antekway
5. Bad Mind
6. Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Side Two:

1. Blackheart Man
2. Help
3. Jah Works
4. God No Live Ya Anymore
5. Open Prison
6. African Daughter Ire
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