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DILLINGER

CB 200

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1976 - Island - studio - discs:1

After many successful singles Lester Bullocks (1953) dubut album was recorded at Channel One Studios and produced by Jo Jo Hokim. At the beginning of his singing he was influenced by Dennis Alcapone style but later he got near to Big Youth. Dillinger approach is tough and dread indeed. No prisoners here, musically... vibes speaking. This is a very heavy and tough album. The title track is a version of Gregory Isaac's "Sun Shines For Me". Well many chains away dan dat! The rest is Mighty Diamonds material. "The General" is the best tune on side A. On the last tune, "Crankface", Dillinger sings with Trinity. They worked many times again after these sessions. The best track is "Buckingham Palace". On this track Ossie Hibbert is on keyboards and adds a powerful jazzy background for Dillinger chanting. Misty, hipnotic and circular; and Dread. I don't "deal" with toasters, but when the singjay/toasting is more singjay/Roots it is great music and nice vibes!

 

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