Glorify the Lord

Glorify the Lord

by Fred Locks
     
 

There has always been a very broad spectrum of sincerity among reggae's Rastafarian artists. For many, Rastafari is a whole-life commitment; for others, wearing dreadlocks and moaning about sufferation in Babylon is just one more way of cashing in. And of course, there are many artists whose commitment falls somewhere between those extremes. There's never been any…  See more details below

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There has always been a very broad spectrum of sincerity among reggae's Rastafarian artists. For many, Rastafari is a whole-life commitment; for others, wearing dreadlocks and moaning about sufferation in Babylon is just one more way of cashing in. And of course, there are many artists whose commitment falls somewhere between those extremes. There's never been any question where Fred Locks stands on that continuum, though: he's about as devout as they come. The downside of that kind of sincerity, however, is that it tends to limit what one is willing to sing about, and everything he's willing to sing about on Glorify the Lord has already been sung about many, many, many times before. That would be OK if the songs were more memorable in their tunes and backing tracks, but the artist relies too much on dry, featureless melodies and two-chord progressions. Producer Steve "Blacker Dread" Martin provides him with excellent original rhythms and the occasional update of a vintage one, and combined with Locks' naturally attractive voice they end up working quite well most of the time -- he does a creditable job covering the Junior Byles classic "Curly Locks," acquits himself nicely on "Can't Hide from Jah," and even puts "A Nice Feeling" across pretty convincingly despite its generic lyrics and so-so tune. He does suffer from some pitch problems on "Watch Your Livity" and, to a lesser extent, on "Keep Up the Good Works" when he tries to soar up to the high notes. But overall this is a good, workmanlike reggae album.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2008
Label:
Cousins
UPC:
5060130070378
catalogNumber:
43

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fred Locks   Primary Artist,Harmony
Chico Chin   Horn
Donald Dennis   Bass,Keyboards
Dean Fraser   Clarinet,Horn
Tony Greene   Horn,Harmony
George Miller   Drums
Earl Morgan   Harmony
Nambo Robinson   Horn
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Harmony
Earl "Bagga" Walker   Bass
Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace   Percussion
Paul Crossdale   Keyboards
Dalton Brownie   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Harmony
Errol Hird   Horn
Marjorie Smith   Harmony
Dave "Fluxy" Heywood   Drums

Technical Credits

Paul Daley   Engineer
Dean Fraser   Engineer
Collins Moore   Liner Notes
Greg Morris   Engineer
Roland McDermott   Engineer
Nigel Burrell   Engineer
Carlos Allwood   Engineer
Chris Montez Miller   Engineer
S. Elliot   Audio Production
Deego   Audio Production
Steve "Blacker Dread" Martin   Audio Production

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