BLACK MUSIC SEPTEMBER 1974: Vol. 1 / Issue 10
HORACE ANDY & THE RIGHTEOUS FLAMES `Kingston Rock` (RCA INTS 1487)
True Born African – Winston Jarrett / Unity Strength And Love – Horace Andy / Can`t You See It`s Time -Horace Andy / Country Woman – Winston Jarrett / Earth Must Be Hell – Horace Andy / Let The Music Play – Winston Jarrett / Wake Up Suzy – Winston Jarrett / I Stand Before You – Horace Andy / How Do You Think I Feel – Horace Andy / Treasure Called Love – Horace Andy / Isn`t It Wrong -Winston Jarrett / Writing On The Wall – Winston Jarrett:-
I doubt that this LP will do anything to help the state of reggae music in this country. It can only add to the problems. RCA, by issuing it at 95p are unwittingly continuing to help support the idea that reggae is”cheap” music. This has nothing to do with the music itself because it`s a very worthwhile LP on the whole. But this really isn`t the best way of testing out the reggae market. RCA! Horace Andy and Stranger Cole share the vocals and the earthy music is provided by three ex Wailers — Aston and Carlton Barrett and earl “Wire” Lindo, amoung others. The album`s strength lies in the admirable musicianship and competent vocal arrangements, and overall production. But there aren`t really any outstanding numbers.
BLACK MUSIC SEPTEMBER 1974