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Biological Warfare
     

Biological Warfare

by Cocoa Tea
 
One of the towering figures of early dancehall reggae and still going strong 30 years into his career, Cocoa Tea today sounds better than ever. Biological Warfare was recorded with the German producer Andreas "Brotherman" Christophersen and features an impressive roster of A-list session musicians, including

Overview

One of the towering figures of early dancehall reggae and still going strong 30 years into his career, Cocoa Tea today sounds better than ever. Biological Warfare was recorded with the German producer Andreas "Brotherman" Christophersen and features an impressive roster of A-list session musicians, including Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Dean Fraser, Nambo Robinson, and others. Some tracks are written and performed in a vintage late roots style, while others are modern digital dancehall based on Christophersen's own programming. Cocoa Tea is equally at home in both musical contexts, and his lyrics are consistently excellent. Notice in particular how he applies the "Let the Power Fall" melody to the "Classical" computer rhythm on "Let the Dancehall," how he confidently rides the stutter-step dancehall beat on "Extortionist," how he takes lyrical charge on the funky reggae/R&B groove of "Give Dem," and how he brings home the roots on the brilliant and horn-heavy one-drop groove of "Man from Spain." There's a certain irony to the fact that so much of today's best roots reggae music is coming from Germany and the Netherlands, but so be it. As long as someone is giving great singers like Cocoa Tea a place to record and a rhythm to ride, it doesn't really matter where the studio is. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2007
Label:
Groove Attack
UPC:
0673795212127
catalogNumber:
52121

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cocoa Tea   Primary Artist
Pam Hall   Background Vocals
Danny Bassie   Bass
Andrew Campbell   Bass,Bass Guitar
Lloyd Denton   Keyboards
Dean Fraser   Saxophone
Dwight Richards   Trumpet
Nambo Robinson   Trombone
Uziah "Sticky" Thompson   Percussion
Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace   Drums
George "Dusty" Miller   Drums
Andreas "Brotherman" Christophersen   Guitar,Bass Guitar,Various
Granville Thomas   Drums
Dean Frazer   Saxophone
Romero Gray   Trombone

Technical Credits

Newton Williams   Vocal Engineer
Alrick Thompson   Engineer
Andreas "Brotherman" Christophersen   Programming
Christopher Miller   Engineer
Gregory Morris   Engineer
Brotherman   Audio Production

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