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Romain Virgo
     

Romain Virgo

by Romain Virgo
 
Romain Virgo grew up singing in Christian churches and won a national talent contest at age 17; by the time he was 20, he had released this impressive debut album and solidified a reputation for himself as a major new reggae talent. It's not just that his voice is so strong, or that he wrote all the songs on this album himself, though

Overview

Romain Virgo grew up singing in Christian churches and won a national talent contest at age 17; by the time he was 20, he had released this impressive debut album and solidified a reputation for himself as a major new reggae talent. It's not just that his voice is so strong, or that he wrote all the songs on this album himself, though both of those factors are impressive enough. What sets him apart from the pack is his musical maturity. His vocals are gospel-flavored but never whiny or cheaply emotive, and he is consistently on pitch (though that may be due in part to the occasionally audible presence of Auto-Tune). Highlight tracks include the brilliant anti-violence anthem "Mi Caan Sleep," a loping one-drop ode to "Dark Skin Girl," and "Live Mi Life," which appropriates and updates the "Keep on Moving" rhythm. Fellow up-and-comer Etana contributes very nice vocals on a combination track titled "Who Feels It Knows It" (not the Marley song), and "Be Careful" incorporates a nyahbinghi drum arrangement to fine effect. There are very effective lover's tracks in amongst the sufferer's anthems and roots-and-culture exhortations, and it all adds up to a remarkably assured and accomplished debut effort by a startlingly young man.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2010
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645240727
catalogNumber:
2407

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Romain Virgo   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Danny Browne   Guitar
Dalton Browne   Guitar
Donald Dennis   Bass
Dean Fraser   Horn
Melbourne Miller   Drums
Dwight Pinkney   Guitar
Paul Crossdale   Keyboards
Nikki Burt   Background Vocals
Mitchum Chin   Guitar
Chris Meredith   Bass
Fabian Smith   Keyboards
Robbie Lyn   Keyboards
Kirk Bennett   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Trevor McKenzie   Bass
Carol McLaughlin   Keyboards
Llamar "Riff Raff" Brown   Keyboards
Aeion Hoilett   Bass
Lamont "Monty Rankin" Savory   Guitar
Lymie Murray   Background Vocals
Wayne "Unga" Thompson   Drums
Kevon Webster   Keyboards
Sherieta Lewis   Background Vocals
Randy Gordon   Guitar
Bunny Anne Fletcher   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Cameal Davis   Background Vocals
Andrea "Wong" Carter   Guitar
Demar Gayle   Keyboards
Jason Welsh   Bass
Steve Golden   Drums
Richard Sparks   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Darwin Brown   Composer,Producer
Donovan Germain   Composer,Producer
Gregory Gordon   Engineer
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson   Composer
Shane Brown   Engineer
Andre Smith   Composer
Michael "Cooley" Cooper   Engineer
Mitchum Chin   Composer
Chris Chin   Executive Producer
Jevon Bailey   Engineer
Cleveland Brown   Composer
Aeion Hoilett   Composer
Romain Virgo   Composer
Kevino "Bunu" Elliott   Engineer
Fitz Livermore   Composer
Alaine Laughton   Composer
Frederick Hibbert   Composer
Bunny Anne Fletcher   Composer
Shane C. Brown   Producer
Deron James   Art Direction
Dayan "Pete" Foster   Engineer
Keith Ainsley Anderson   Composer
Omar Brown   Composer,Producer

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