Still Blazin'

Still Blazin'

by Capleton
     
 
After rejecting the "slack" (i.e., sexually explicit) lyrics that typified his early work, singjay Capleton embraced Rastafarianism with increasing fervor in the 1990s, culminating in his embrace of the Bobo Ashanti branch of the faith. Its doctrinal and symbolic themes have come to dominate his work, both for better and for worse. On this album, there's no denying

Overview

After rejecting the "slack" (i.e., sexually explicit) lyrics that typified his early work, singjay Capleton embraced Rastafarianism with increasing fervor in the 1990s, culminating in his embrace of the Bobo Ashanti branch of the faith. Its doctrinal and symbolic themes have come to dominate his work, both for better and for worse. On this album, there's no denying the continuing power of his delivery or of the rhythms generated for him by the production team of Clifton Bailey and Joel & Christopher Chin; those rhythms vary nicely between modern but rootsy grooves and more dancehall-oriented and computer-generated backing. Highlights include the strange and minimalist "Caan Tan Yah" and the interesting arrangement on "In Your Eyes." But the less palatable aspects of Capleton's Bobo beliefs are on (plain) display as well -- the bizarre veneration of Idi Amin, the paleosexism ("Pure Woman"), the murderous hatred of homosexuals ("Punchline 2 Hit"). Most of the lyrics will be incomprehensible to anyone from parts north of Kingston, but all too often those words that are distinguishable to the average Babylonian carry with them a distinct whiff of sectarian hatred. That's too bad; Capleton has shown himself capable of nobler sentiments.

Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly - Will Hermes
For Marley fans wanting an update on Trenchtown culture, this is it.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2002
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645162524
catalogNumber:
1625
Rank:
245569

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Performance Credits

Capleton   Primary Artist
Andrew Campbell   Horn
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Dean Fraser   Horn
Alvin Haughton   Percussion
Morgan Heritage   Harmony
Bongo Herman   Percussion
Paul Kastick   Musician
Danny Marshall   Musician
Professor Larry   Bass
Style Scott   Drums
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Guitar
Gerald Thomas   Bass
Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace   Drums
Glen Washington   Track Performer
Christopher Birch   Keyboards
Paul Crossdale   Keyboards
Steven "Lenky" Marsden   Keyboards
Courtney Panton   Keyboards
Leroy Heywood   Musician
Barbara Naps   Guitar
John Raf Allen   Musician
Mitchum Chin   Guitar
Paul "Teetimus" Edmund   Musician
Donald "Danny Bassie" Dennis   Musician
Winston "Bo Peep" Bowen   Guitar
Ricky "Mad Man" Myrie   Musician
Dave "Fluxy" Heywood   Musician
Carroll "Bowie" McLaughlin   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Michael McDonald   Engineer
Clifton Bailey   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Paul Daley   Engineer
Lynford "Fatta" Marshall   Producer,Engineer
Morris Johnson   Producer
Anthony Malvo   Producer
Collin "Bulbie" York   Producer,Engineer
Christopher Chin   Executive Producer
Joel Chin   Executive Producer
Rory Baker   Engineer
Roland McDermott   Engineer
Norman "Bull Pus" Bryan   Producer
Blacka Dread   Producer
Kerry DeBruce   Art Direction
Errol "General GT" Adams   Producer
John John   Engineer

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