Nothing Can Stop Us

Nothing Can Stop Us

by Cornell Campbell
     
 

With his sweet falsetto and smooth croon, Cornell Campbell is a heralded name for the reggae faithful, but he's often in search of a suitable showcase and seems to go years without finding one. In 2005, he experienced a career renaissance when he joined the German techno-dub team Rhythm & Sound on their single "King in My Empire," butSee more details below

Overview

With his sweet falsetto and smooth croon, Cornell Campbell is a heralded name for the reggae faithful, but he's often in search of a suitable showcase and seems to go years without finding one. In 2005, he experienced a career renaissance when he joined the German techno-dub team Rhythm & Sound on their single "King in My Empire," but it's been drips and drabs since then, and now it's a full-on flood. Part of the Strut label's collaborative series Inspiration Information, the wonderful Nothing Can Stop Us teams Cornell with the London-based dub crew Soothsayers, and while previous entries have found a reggae great meeting thoroughly modern producers (Horace Andy with Ashley Beedle being one example), it isn't the usual revelatory genre-buster. It is revelatory, though, as Cornell has found his ultimate backing band in this lively but anchored crew, who kick it into double-time overdrive during the great "We Want to Be Free." The track crackles with that Marley & the Wailers' energy, and yet the uptempo "Conqueror" steps both lightly and lively, playing to singer's strengths and winding up with that quintessential, dreamy, and majestic Campbell cut. The title track is an intoxicating mash of revolution music and lovers rock as "Nothing can stop us, we gonna take it slow" becomes a chant to chill the masses, and while most of the album plays it straight and earnest, "Never Give Up" is pure joy, supported by the boisterous, horn-driven funk of Soothsayers. Closing with a slow journey down a river called "Jah Jah Me No Born Ya," Nothing Can Stop Us is a triumph for the backing band, but Campbell's number has been due for years, and now that it's been pulled, it's time to wake the town and tell the people.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2013
Label:
Strut Records
UPC:
0730003310324
catalogNumber:
103
Rank:
148441

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cornell Campbell   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Victor Axelrod   Bass
Trevor Edwards   Trombone
Harry Brown   Trombone
Phil Dawson   Guitar
Robin Hopcraft   Organ,Percussion,Trumpet,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Tambourine,Background Vocals,Melodica,Djembe
Kishon Khan   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Winston "Horseman" Williams   Drums
Julia Biel   Background Vocals
Nick Manasseh   scat
Kodjovi Kush   Bass Guitar
Patrick Illingworth   Drums
Westley Joseph   Drums
Idris Rahman   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals
Patrick Hatchett   Guitar
Arun Shamash   Keyboards
Tamar Osbourne   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Roger Williams   Composer
Cornell Campbell   Composer
Nick Raphael   Composer,Engineer
Matt Clark   Engineer
Quinton Scott   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Nick Coplowe   Engineer
Matt Thame   Graphic Design
Robin Hopcraft   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Rhys Adams   Composer,Producer,drum programming,Additional Production
David Katz   Liner Notes
Ricardo McKenzie   Composer
David Amos   Composer
Lewis Heriz   Illustrations,Cover Design
Idris Rahman   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Andrew Gibson   Composer
Rohan Brown   Engineer
Paul Clark   Engineer
Kevin Toulbanc   Engineer

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