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    Ring Craft Posse, The – “St. Catherine In Dub 1972-1984” – [Moll-Selekta]

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    Rodguel “Blackbeard” Sinclair captains the Ring Craft Posse,
    producing a nice variety of dubs, each tagged to a district of
    Portmore in St. Catherine, Jamaica. The lead off district
    “Westbay” blows the doors open with great horns triumphant
    over the shuffle. Sly and Robbie are part of the posse so
    the rhythm never fails, I’m not sure which guitarist[s] to
    praise for the gritty grind on “Garvey Meade” and the super
    aquatic flacking on “Braeton” but nice work on both. The congos
    and distant chorus on closer, “Westchester” placed second for
    me, but surely your dub will delight in other ways. Melodica
    addicts, they’ve got you covered. Including “Waterford”, unless
    that’s a harmonica, but check out the grunt and metal drum
    shots on it too. “Naggo Head” coughs too much to be confused with
    Rosemary Castle. Supposedly that district was named after
    a man who was beheaded long ago. I won’t pretend to know the
    original tracks by the Aggrovators, the Revolutionaries, or
    Roots Radics, from which these dubs were clubbed, but tune
    in to Spliff Skankin’ on Sunday between 3-7 pm, and all will
    be made clear.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on May 4, 2013 at 11:58 am
  • Filed as 12-inch,Reggae
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