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Girls Fiesta

24 Mar. 2014 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 24 Mar. 2014
  • Release Date: 24 Mar. 2014
  • Label: Hot Milk
  • Copyright: (c) 2014 Hot Milk Records
  • Total Length: 33:18
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  • ASIN: B00J895U2W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,478 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Ranking Dread is a legendary character in reggae circles and not for entirely musical reasons since after his music career ended in about 1983 he became a notorious 'badman' (gangster) implicated in innumerable crimes (including drug smuggling, torture, murder and Lord knows what else) and was labelled by the Daily Mail as "Godfather of the Yardies". He finally got his comeuppance in a Jamaican prison in 1996 coming to a sticky end through suspected poisoning. He clearly became an entirely disreputable human being and certainly wouldn't have been top of your list for someone to go for a drink with (if you wanted to survive the evening!) with but rather annoyingly he also happened to be a superb toaster, arguably the best DJ in the '78-'81 time period despite being based in the UK and not Jamaica. Therefore this album is a classic case of having to separate the character of the person from his art.

This superb reissue by Hot Milk records, a new off-shoot of Cherry Red records, contains Dread's debut "Girl's Fiesta" album from 1978 in absolutely stellar sound (definitely taken from the master tapes). The album is 10-tracks and mostly cultural despite the title and it is ironic hearing Dread preaching peace and love and warning against the perils of cocaine (as opposed to ganja) considering the direction of his later career! That said he was a brilliant toaster with a smooth rhythmic flow (influential on later hip-hop) and rich, characterful timbre - certainly strongly influenced by Dillinger. The rhythms produced by Linval Thompson are diamond hard and often dubbed for extra impact with great 'heavy as lead' basslines courtesy of the legendary Robbie Shakespeare.
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