One Drop Rhythm #1: Nylon

One Drop Rhythm #1: Nylon

     
 
One-rhythm albums are always of limited utility, but as one-rhythm albums go, this one is excellent. The "Nylon" rhythm is apparently named for the fact that it opens with a sweet classical guitar passage before opening up into a gentle one-drop rhythm, the melody of which evokes middle-period Bob Marley. One measure of a good reggae

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One-rhythm albums are always of limited utility, but as one-rhythm albums go, this one is excellent. The "Nylon" rhythm is apparently named for the fact that it opens with a sweet classical guitar passage before opening up into a gentle one-drop rhythm, the melody of which evokes middle-period Bob Marley. One measure of a good reggae backing track is the effect it has on those who use it, and "Nylon" seems to bring out the best in the artists who take turns singing and chatting on this collection. Only a couple of them (Busy Signal and DeMarco) succumb to the cheesy Autotune effects that are guaranteed to make their contributions sound dated within a couple of years; the rest turn in efforts that vary from good (Tarrus Riley's "Start a New") to excellent (Sizzla's acrobatic "Chillin' in Chile"). There is a startlingly brash contribution from the normally rather demure Etana ("Loose Talking") and a bracingly intense singjay turn from Chuck Fenda ("Getting Serious"); Kris Kelly and Bay-C team up for a fine boy-girl combination track on "You Promised," and the great Tony Rebel ends the program in fine style with the powerful "Good Times."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/03/2009
Label:
Greensleeves
UPC:
0601811201428
catalogNumber:
2014

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glen Browne   Bass,Musician
Shane Brown   Drums,Musician
Robert Browne   Guitar,Musician
Bunny "Simone" Fletcher   Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Musician

Technical Credits

Max Edwards   Composer
Shane Brown   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
S. Brown   Composer
V. Morgan   Composer
P. Morgan   Composer
C. Kelly   Composer
O. Riley   Composer
G. Spence   Composer
C. Edwards   Composer
Fletcher B   Composer
R. Gordon   Composer
Lael Whitehead   Composer
R. Bonner   Composer
P. Barrett   Composer
S. McKenzie   Composer
J. Campbell   Composer

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