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Earth's Rightful Ruler

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
This is one of the more satisfying Augustus Pablo albums, for several reasons. For one thing -- and this must be said -- his sound is remarkably, er, consistent, even by reggae standards. Most of his records are completely instrumental, and all tend to focus on his melodica playing; while all of his albums reward any attention you pay to them, their more natural effect is soothing, not to say soporific. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but that general tendency in Pablo's solo work just makes Earth's Rightful Ruler stand out that much more from the rest. It opens with the title track, which features an unidentified singer who sounds a lot like Hugh Mundell, but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
This is one of the more satisfying Augustus Pablo albums, for several reasons. For one thing -- and this must be said -- his sound is remarkably, er, consistent, even by reggae standards. Most of his records are completely instrumental, and all tend to focus on his melodica playing; while all of his albums reward any attention you pay to them, their more natural effect is soothing, not to say soporific. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but that general tendency in Pablo's solo work just makes Earth's Rightful Ruler stand out that much more from the rest. It opens with the title track, which features an unidentified singer who sounds a lot like Hugh Mundell, but don't quote that and a great, rootsy groove. Typical instrumentals follow, but there's some nice chatting on "Rastafari Liveth" and on "Java," the album's high point, which also features haunting background vocals and some very nice interplay between guitarist Earl "Chinna" Smith and Pablo's melodica.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351441126
  • Catalog Number: 44011
  • Sales rank: 257,137

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Augustus Pablo Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Steel Guitar, Melodica
Hugh Mundell Chant, Vocal Harmony
Jah Bunny Bass
Carlton "Santa" Davis Drums
Albert Malawi Drums
Style Scott Drums
Robbie Shakespeare Bass
Earl "Chinna" Smith Guitar
Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace Drums
Sidney Wolfe Percussion
Errol "Flabba" Holt Bass
Junior Dan Bass
Ras Menilik Dacosta Percussion
Garth Swaby Percussion
Delroy Williams Vocal Harmony
Technical Credits
Randall Grass Liner Notes
Barnabus Engineer
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