Crucian Scratch Band Music

Crucian Scratch Band Music

by Blinky & The Roadmasters
     
 
Blinky & the Roadmasters offer a 1990s variation on the classic Crucian (St. Croix) style. They feature a frontline with two alto saxophonists interacting with an electric guitarist and banjo or ukulele player. The rhythm section blends electric bass with congas and other percussion devices. The feel and sensibility, as well as the vocal arrangements and style,

Overview

Blinky & the Roadmasters offer a 1990s variation on the classic Crucian (St. Croix) style. They feature a frontline with two alto saxophonists interacting with an electric guitarist and banjo or ukulele player. The rhythm section blends electric bass with congas and other percussion devices. The feel and sensibility, as well as the vocal arrangements and style, combine the floating flavor of classic calypso with the modern intensity and improvisational flavor of rock, plus Afro-Latin rhythmic elements. Such songs as "Ay Ay Ay" and "Labega's Carousel" have a folk wit and irony. Blinky & the Roadmasters are also an excellent musical unit, cohesive, funky, and entertaining.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/1992
Label:
Rounder Select
UPC:
0011661504721
catalogNumber:
5047

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blinky & The Roadmasters   Primary Artist
Frank Charles   Banjo,Ukulele,Banjo-ukelele
Anselmo Clarke   Guitar,Guiro
Milton E. Gordon   Bass,Electric Guitar
Isidor Griles   Triangle
Cyprian King   Electric Guitar
Steve LaCroix   Bass,Electric Guitar
Sylvester McIntosh   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Ira A. Samuel   Alto Saxophone
Lloyd Thomas   Conga

Technical Credits

Frank Charles   Contributor
Jeffrey K. Dovner   Engineer
George Spatta   Engineer
Derick Otis Steinmann   Executive Producer
Mary Jane Soule   Liner Notes

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