King Jammy: A Man And His Music
Volume 2: Computer Style
This was my first-ever review for the St. Louis Post Dispatch in 1992!
Lloyd James, better known as King Jammy, has produced
some of the greatest reggae music ever. These three
recently-released volumes showcase some of the legendary
producer's finest efforts, though it is Volume 2 which is
the most highly recommended.
Kicking off with the original "sleng teng" rhythm
(Wayne Smith's "Under Me Sleng Teng"), and moving through
such classics as Pincher's "Agony," Lieutenant Stitchie's
"Wear Your Size," and Leroy Gibbon's re-make of "Magic
Moment," Volume 2 is a non-stop barrage of some of the
strongest reggae songs ever produced by King Jammy (or
ANYONE, for that matter).
This is timeless, killer stuff - with conscious lyrics
(if you can understand them!), and relentless, hypnotic
rhythms. Whether you're into reggae or not, do yourself a
favor and BUY THIS RECORDING (or preferably all three).
Crucial music deserves to be heard.
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