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British producer Mike Pelanconi has been releasing albums under the name Prince Fatty since 2005, when he had an unexpected hit with a one-off reggae tune he composed to help an urban clothing line celebrate its 25th anniversary. His third effort in this vein features contributions from some members ofSee more details below

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British producer Mike Pelanconi has been releasing albums under the name Prince Fatty since 2005, when he had an unexpected hit with a one-off reggae tune he composed to help an urban clothing line celebrate its 25th anniversary. His third effort in this vein features contributions from some members of reggae's royalty whom he has befriended over the years: Little Roy, Dennis Alcapone, Winston Francis, and Hollie Cook (daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and also a former member of the Slits). It also showcases the talents of some of England's finest reggae sessioneers, including Carlton "Bubblers" Ogilvie (on keyboards and bass) and multi-instrumentalist Black Steel. The resulting sound is faithful to reggae tradition without sounding like slavish imitation. There are originals alongside cover versions of classic reggae tracks: Tinga Stewart's "Dry Your Tears" is given an uptempo, near-ska treatment; there is a dubwise rendition of the Mighty Diamonds' "Roof Over My Head"; and Winston Francis delivers a very fine vocal on an equally dubbed-up arrangement of Curtis Mayfield's "Ain't Got Time." But most striking are Prince Fatty's appropriations of unexpected hip-hop material, such as Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" and an almost unrecognizable reconstitution of Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Brain." All of it is great fun: funky, rootsy, respectful reggae that never makes the mistake of being too reverent. If only the album were more than 37 minutes long.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/10/2011
Label:
Mr Bongo
UPC:
0711969113525
catalogNumber:
69
Rank:
41791

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Prince Fatty   Primary Artist
Black Steel   Guitar,Keyboards
George Dekker   Background Vocals
Bubblers   Bass,Keyboards
Winston Francis   Background Vocals
Trevor Mires   Horn
Fulvio Sigurta   Horn
Diana White   Bass
Max "Chopper" Gilkez   Guitar

Technical Credits

Mighty Diamonds   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Natty   Composer
Chris Potter   Mastering
Senen Cypress   Composer
Russell T. Diggs   Composer
Louis M. Muggerud   Composer
Larry E. Reyes   Composer

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