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Destiny
     

Destiny

by Glen Washington
 
Though he started his career in the 1970s as a singer and then a drummer with a variety of middle-tier reggae bands, Glen Washington emerged as a successful solo artist in the late '90s and has since established a reputation for himself as a master of lovers rock. His voice has roughened a bit over the intervening three decades since he started, and on Destiny

Overview

Though he started his career in the 1970s as a singer and then a drummer with a variety of middle-tier reggae bands, Glen Washington emerged as a successful solo artist in the late '90s and has since established a reputation for himself as a master of lovers rock. His voice has roughened a bit over the intervening three decades since he started, and on Destiny his energy level isn't always at its highest. But this is the kind of music that doesn't tend to suffer from a singer with a grainy voice and a more languid delivery, and with an A-list team of sidemen (Dean Fraser, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, etc.) and a nice mix of modern and vintage reggae rhythms to work with, Washington delivers a solid if not ultimately earthshaking set of roots and romantic reggae. He seems to be most invigorated by the material that draws on classic sources: the "Three Blind Mice" rhythm on which "Pour Your Sugar" is based, the chugging one-drop groove of "Destiny," and, especially, the old Bunny Lee arrangement of the R&B classic "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," which is easily this album's highlight. On the more conscious side, Washington has harsh words for rude boys ("Hooligans got to go right now") and effectively brings the roots and culture on the sufferer's anthem "One Fine Day." It's only on the rather banal "Sweet Love," on which he sounds frankly worn out, that he fails completely to impress.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2009
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645184328
catalogNumber:
1843

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Performance Credits

Glen Washington   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Carl Ayton   Musician
Derrick Barnett   Musician
Danny Browne   Musician
Computer Paul   Musician
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Dean Fraser   Horn
Robert Lyn   Keyboards
Dwight Pinkney   Musician
Dwight Richards   Horn
Nambo Robinson   Horn
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass,Bass Guitar
Mallory Williams   Musician
Noel Browne   Musician
Keith Francis   Musician
Mitchum Chin   Guitar
Bunny Lee All Stars   Musician
Fiona Robinson   Background Vocals
Zemroy Lewis   Musician
Hal Lewinson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Alton Ellis   Composer
Lloyd Campbell   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Bernard Hall   Composer
Ian Johnson   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Jason Sterling   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Michelle Campbell   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Keith Anderson   Audio Production
Gregory Jr. Bailey   Producer
C.S. Dodd   Composer
Gregory Bailey   Audio Production
Bernard Hall   Audio Production
Paul Gauntlett   Audio Production
C. Danny Breakenridge   Audio Production

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