AFRICAN BROTHERSWANT SOME FREEDOM* * * /
1970-1978 - Easy Star - studio - discs: 1
The African Brothers were Tony Tuff, Sugar Minott and Derrick Howard (aka Eric Bubbles). In 1969 they started to play together thanks to their communal feelings on the music but especially because they were growing up as one family. Their most important influences were the Abyssinians, the Heptones and the Gaylads. Their ground was Roots with some interest in early Lover's sounds. They recorded during the 70's reaching some success in Jamaica and in the U.K. too. One of the songs that did not reach the deserved success was "Want Some Freedom" due to the fact that they refused the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to use it for political reasons. But now we have the chance to appreciate it at full extent. This official compilation deliveres the best material that the African Brothers sung during the 70's. The material contained here (thirteen tracks plus three Dubs) has been overshadowed for years by that of more "famous" artists but now it is able to gain the right importance inside the great Roots era. The tracks are all of good quality and are particularly interesting these songs: "Lead Us Father", the before mentioned "Want Some Freedom", "Prectice What You Preach", "Things And Time", the strong "Hold Tight", the Abyssinians sounding "Righteous Kingdom", "A Still Tongue" and "Youth Of Today". The songs were recorded at Channel One, Randy's and Harry J Studio.