Di Captain

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
On Di Captain's "Intro," Jamaican radio/television host Jenny Jenny gives a quick overview of singer Freddie McGregor's career, going back to his early-'60s rocksteady days and dropping a mention of "Big Ship," his pivotal hit. It was with that track that the rebel-saluting man who recorded "Bobby Bobylon" became a roots singer who also passionately delivered R&B, and later nailed lovers rock (1987's "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely" is a reggae standard) and bounced through the goofy ragga years like a pro (check 1994's "This Carry Go Bring Come" for sheer joy). It's why he's more than earned every genre swerve that this 2012 "comeback" album offers, and while this is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
On Di Captain's "Intro," Jamaican radio/television host Jenny Jenny gives a quick overview of singer Freddie McGregor's career, going back to his early-'60s rocksteady days and dropping a mention of "Big Ship," his pivotal hit. It was with that track that the rebel-saluting man who recorded "Bobby Bobylon" became a roots singer who also passionately delivered R&B, and later nailed lovers rock (1987's "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely" is a reggae standard) and bounced through the goofy ragga years like a pro (check 1994's "This Carry Go Bring Come" for sheer joy). It's why he's more than earned every genre swerve that this 2012 "comeback" album offers, and while this is an excellent way for material-starved fans to feast (it's his first full album in seven years, since he's been mentoring his way hip dancehall kids Stephen and Chino), it's a bit too stuffed and revue-minded to recommend to newcomers. McGregor regulars, on the other hand, get a wealth of grown folk's reggae, beginning with the warm and positive "Move Up Jamaica," an anthem for celebrating 50 years of independence. Later, there's a worthy redo of "Bobby Bobylon" dubbed "Standing Strong," with dancehall star Gappy Ranks supremely mashing it up, plus a slow, skanking take on "Rainbow Country" that's pure pleasure. "There You Go," "Let It Be Me," with the elegant Etana as guest, and a beautiful take on "A House Is Not a Home" give the album a winning trifecta of ballads, and with "Bag a Hype," McGregor offers the youths a poetic metaphor for the hollow life of a street hood. Even if it could have been sorted better, this has the warmth and wisdom McGregor fans adore with plenty of highlights to place on the legend's top shelf.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2013
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645195829
  • Catalog Number: 1958
  • Sales rank: 65,535

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro: Jenny Jenny (0:50)
  2. 2 Move Up Jamaica (3:37)
  3. 3 You Won't See Me (4:10)
  4. 4 Bag A Hype (3:32)
  5. 5 Africa (4:25)
  6. 6 More Love in the Ghetto (4:03)
  7. 7 Love I Believe In (3:50)
  8. 8 Rainbow Country (3:30)
  9. 9 Standing Strong - Gappy Ranks (2:17)
  10. 10 Love Ballad (4:04)
  11. 11 There You Go (4:13)
  12. 12 My Story (3:48)
  13. 13 Let It Be Me - Etana (3:35)
  14. 14 Jah Love Di Whole A Wi (3:32)
  15. 15 A House Is Not a Home (4:15)
  16. 16 Equal Rights (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Freddie McGregor Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Leroy Sibbles Bass
Stanley Andrews Guitar
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne Drums
Dalton Browne Bass, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Haldane Danny Browne Guitar
Everton Carrington Percussion
Dean Fraser Horn, Saxophone
Tony Greene Horn
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson Organ, Bass, Piano
Paul Kastick Drums
Ronald "Nambo" Robinson Horn
Patrick Tenyue Horn
Paul Jazzwad Yebuah Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Paul Crossdale Keyboards
Yeshemabeth McGregor Background Vocals
Dave Heywood Background Vocals
Leroy Heywood Background Vocals
Buttons Henry Tenyve Horn
Stephen McGregor Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Sylvia Tella Background Vocals
Trevor Fagan Drums
Kirk Bennett Drums
Fiona Robinson Background Vocals
Paul "Limey" Murray Background Vocals
Donald "Firehouse" Bass
Carlton "Bubblers" Ogilvie Keyboards
Dave "Fluxy" Heywood Drums
C. Browne Background Vocals
Trevor "Skatta" Bonnick Horn, Background Vocals
Lerory "Mafia" Heywood Bass, Keyboards
Jimmy Peart Piano
Barry Prince Drums
Ivan Christie Guitar
Isaiah Palmer Bass
Diona Robinson Background Vocals
Vincent Espeute Guitar
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Luther Vandross Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne Engineer
Dalton Browne Producer
Clevie Producer
Hal David Composer
Pierre Delanoé Composer
Marcus Miller Composer
Skip Scarborough Composer
Noel Browne Engineer
Steelie Producer
D. Brown Composer
Mark Wynter Engineer
Stephen McGregor Engineer
Carl "Dillie" McLeod Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor Producer, Engineer
L. Martin Composer
L. Sibbles Composer
F. McGregor Composer
S. McGregor Composer
Mann Curtis Composer
Gilbert François Composer
Leopold Bécaud Composer
Denayu Theophane Engineer
Orville "Bagga" Case Artwork
Nicole "Rasta" McLeod Engineer
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