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CD REVIEWS

An honest and critical review of some of the latest music CDs available. Reviews by some of industry’s major players (radio disc jockeys, entertainment writers and journalists). A guide for consumers and fans to navigate through the good from the bad the industry has to offer.

RAVER REVIEW: “WE REMEMBER DENNIS BROWN”

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June 19, 2016
RAVER REVIEW: “WE REMEMBER DENNIS BROWN”

From midnightraverblog— VP Records has released We Remember Dennis Brown, a tribute album featuring some of today’s most popular reggae artists performing songs by the late, great “Crown Prince of reggae.”  February 1, 2016 marked Dennis Brown’s 59th birthday. Hailed by NPR Morning Edition as one of the 50 great voices of all time and...
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ALBUM REVIEW BY MARLON: “HITS AFTER HITS VOL.9”

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March 4, 2016
ALBUM REVIEW BY MARLON: “HITS AFTER HITS VOL.9”

By Marlon Burrell— Hits After Hits Vol. 9 Here is a compilation series that is consistent and delivers every time. Joe Fraser Records’ Hits After Hits Vol. 9 is here and does not disappoint. This is a delightful set that delivers what the title promises. There are absolutely no misses here. Terry Linen opens...
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ALBUM REVIEW: HITS AFTER HITS VOLUME 8!

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December 22, 2014
ALBUM REVIEW: HITS AFTER HITS VOLUME 8!

  By Marlon Burrell— If you are familiar with Joe Fraser Records’ Hits After Hits series, the eighth volume will not disappoint you. A standard has been established and hits you do get. There is a great blend of artists and first rate song selection. There is star power for sure and even a...
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ALBUM REVIEW BY AUGUS TAYLOR: “ONWARDS AND UPWARDS FOR ETANA’S I RISE!”

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October 28, 2014
ALBUM REVIEW BY AUGUS TAYLOR: “ONWARDS AND UPWARDS FOR ETANA’S I RISE!”

Etana – the soft-spoken singer songwriter with the room-shaking voice – had a promising start with albums The Strong One and Free Expressions. However, she really came into her own with Shane Brown produced third effort Better Tomorrow, where she reoriented her soul-reggae fusion towards fierier roots. It was a side to her always evidenced by moments on her earlier records...
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REVIEW BY MARLON: DANGEROUSLY ROOTS BY DUANE STEPHENSON “A MUST-GET ALBUM!”

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October 5, 2014
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Dangerously Roots Review Over-saturation and over-exposure are words that are often associated with and used in connection with reggae artists who are breaking into the industry. Duane Stephenson has managed to strategically elude that common blunder and space his recordings so that they can properly resonate with the public. In 2007 he burst on...
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ALBUM REVIEW: TAKE UP THE CROSS VOL.3

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September 9, 2013
TakeUpTheCross:vol.3

  Review By Marlon Burrell—- The last volume in Joe Fraser Records’ “Take Up The Cross” series was released in 2005. Eight years has gone by, and just when I thought there would be no subsequent volumes, here comes the third volume. The format of this album is consistent with the first two volumes,...
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CD REVIEW BY MARLON BURRELL: “MARCIA GRIFFITHS & FRIENDS”

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December 4, 2012
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  CD Review By Marlon Burrell— When you are dubbed The Queen of Reggae, your list of friends is no doubt an impressive one. Marcia Griffiths delivers a who’s who list of reggae artists on the double CD release “Marcia Griffiths and Friends” from Penthouse Records, covering a very wide spectrum from seasoned veterans...
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CD REVIEW: THE BEST OF JOE FRASER VOL.2

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June 10, 2012
TheBestOfJoeFraserVol.2

Review by Marlon Burrell About five years has gone by since the first volume of “The Best of Joe Fraser.” We are due for another, and if you are a fan of productions from Lloyd A. Campbell’s Joe Fraser label, you won’t be disappointed. This compilation is filled with hits of the past and...
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CD REVIEW: “DIVERSITY” GENTLEMAN

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March 12, 2012
Gentleman:Diversity

CD REVIEW BY MARLON BURRELL —— Title: DIVERSITY  Artist: GENTLEMAN Label: VP RECORDS Every now and then, an album whose title is truly descriptive of it’s contents comes out. Gentleman’s “Diversity” is one such album. This German reggae artist shows that he is the real deal with this album. “Diversity” draws from contemporary reggae...
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CD REVIEW: I OCTANE IS “CRYING TO THE NATION”

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March 1, 2012
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  Title: CRYING TO THE NATION Artist: I OCTANE Title: VP RECORDS CRYING TO THE NATION is I Octane’s long overdue debut album, and from the reaction of his many  fans worldwide, it was worth the wait! Veteran producer Robert Livingston was brought in to work the new stuff, while a couple of previously...
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