Strong One

Strong One

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by Etana
     
 

Etana's embrace of roots reggae came in the wake of her abrupt departure from a U.S.-based female vocal group in which she was expected to dress and act in ways that she found inappropriate and immodest. Returning to her home outside of Kingston, Jamaica, she adopted Rastafarianism and eventually immersed herself in a solo career. Her debutSee more details below

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Etana's embrace of roots reggae came in the wake of her abrupt departure from a U.S.-based female vocal group in which she was expected to dress and act in ways that she found inappropriate and immodest. Returning to her home outside of Kingston, Jamaica, she adopted Rastafarianism and eventually immersed herself in a solo career. Her debut album is an impressive set of modern roots compositions that nicely balances smooth production, danceable beats, conscious lyrics, and startlingly beautiful singing. She has very quickly attracted top-notch help: the backing musicians on The Strong One include Sly Dunbar, Dean Fraser, Robbie Lyn, and Dalton Browne, among other A-list session men, and if the sound is occasionally just a little bit on the slick side, there's no denying the quality of both her singing and songwriting. Highlights include the sharply arranged and soca-flavored "Wasting My Time" (on which she makes a fine singjay turn), the gorgeous "Roots" (on which she shows off a surprisingly wide vocal range), and the unabashedly romantic "Closer" (on which she demonstrates that her focus isn't entirely otherworldly). An impressive debut from a major talent.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2008
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645180023
catalogNumber:
1800
Rank:
46066

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Etana   Primary Artist
Wayne Armond   Guitar
Dalton Browne   Guitar
Glen Browne   Bass
Sly Dunbar   Percussion,Drums,Musician
Alvin Haughton   Percussion
Carl James   Harmony,Musician
Robert Lyn   Keyboards
Dwight Richards   Trumpet
Denver Smith   Percussion
Steven "Lenky" Marsden   Musician
Joel Chin   Musician
Connie Campbell   Harmony
Kirk Bennett   Drums
Kemar McGregor   Drums
Nicky Burt   Harmony
Duane Stephenson   Harmony
Aeion Hoilett   Bass
Lamont "Monty Rankin" Savory   Guitar
Chevaughn Clayton   Harmony

Technical Credits

Paul Daley   Engineer
Carl James   Producer,Engineer
Robert Livingston   Producer,Percussion Overdubs
Steven Stanley   Producer
Joel Chin   Producer,Executive Producer
Kerry DeBruce   Art Direction
Chris Chin   Executive Producer
Kemar McGregor   Producer,Engineer

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