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Earth's Rightful Ruler
     

Earth's Rightful Ruler

by Augustus Pablo
 
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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351441126
catalogNumber:
44011
Rank:
108239

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Performance Credits

Augustus Pablo   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
Horace Swaby   Composer

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