Bushman Sings the Bush Doctor: A Tribute to Peter Tosh

Bushman Sings the Bush Doctor: A Tribute to Peter Tosh

by Bushman
     
 
Bushman's admiration of Peter Tosh has been obvious ever since the release of his late-'90s cut "Cannabis," which slithered and smoked like an updated version of Tosh's "Legalize It." He's also close to Tosh's range and phrasing when it comes to vocal delivery, or in the case of this tribute album, he's perilously close. With the singer pouring heart and soul into

Overview

Bushman's admiration of Peter Tosh has been obvious ever since the release of his late-'90s cut "Cannabis," which slithered and smoked like an updated version of Tosh's "Legalize It." He's also close to Tosh's range and phrasing when it comes to vocal delivery, or in the case of this tribute album, he's perilously close. With the singer pouring heart and soul into these covers, Bushman Sings the Bush Doctor: A Tribute to Peter Tosh doesn't necessarily feel cautious, but these recordings are so true to the originals in arrangement, instrumentation, and performance that it must be a case of respect. Bushman's take on "Legalize It" features the same combination of laid-back and militant that Tosh crafted on the original, while his version of "Stepping Razor" bounces from cool to kinetic in a way that's familiar to any reggae fan. That familiarity might undermine the song's sense of danger for some, and while it isn't Bushman's fault that most will come to this tribute with a full awareness of the material, his choice to play these covers straight is perplexing, especially with so much forward-thinking music in his back catalog. When it comes to both quality of performance and connection to the material, Bushman is well above admirable throughout the album, and with Tarrus Riley taking the place of Mick Jagger on "Don't Look Back," the cut is modern roots of the highest order. Fans who agree with Bushman's choice to redo, rather than rework or remodel, these songs will have no complaints.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2011
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645181723
catalogNumber:
1817

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bushman   Primary Artist
Pam Hall   Background Vocals
Glen Browne   Bass
Donald Dennis   Bass
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Dean Fraser   Horn
Everald Gayle   Horn
Dwight Richards   Horn
Nadine Sutherland   Background Vocals
Richard Browne   Overdubs
Ernie Wilks   Guitar
Frank Burt   Bass
Mitchum Chin   Guitar
Howard "Hornsman" Foulds   Horn
Aisha Davis   Background Vocals
Robbie Lyn   Keyboards,Musician
Kirk Bennett   Drums
Michael "Mao" Chung   Guitar
Trevor McKenzie   Bass
Duane Stephenson   Background Vocals
Angel Shalome   Background Vocals
Chris Smith   Background Vocals
Michael Chung   Guitar
Everol Wray   Horn
Romeo Gray   Horn
Hopeton Williams   Horn
Carroll "Bowie" McLaughlin   Keyboards
Nicole Burt   Background Vocals
Althea Hamilton   Background Vocals
Sticky Thompson   Percussion
Garth Grey   Keyboards
Lymie Murrey   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Glen Browne   Arranger,Producer
Donovan Germain   Executive Producer
Peter Tosh   Composer
Rohan Dwyer   Engineer
Bushman   Liner Notes
Michael Cooper   Engineer
Louis Raffington   Layout
Christopher "Mujo Herbs" Pearce   Engineer
Dwight Duncan   Executive Producer
Kevino Elliott   Engineer
Cedrik "Kiko" Ynesta   Art Direction

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