×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Comin' in Tough
     

Comin' in Tough

by Freddie McGregor
 
Comin' in Tough, from reggae legend Freddie McGregor, doesn't break any new ground for the much-loved singer, but does clearly demonstrate why he's been such a consistent seller for almost four decades. The album's two lead tracks are also its two hit singles so far: the first, "Lock It Down," is an irresistibly catchy call to consciousness and "positivity";

Overview

Comin' in Tough, from reggae legend Freddie McGregor, doesn't break any new ground for the much-loved singer, but does clearly demonstrate why he's been such a consistent seller for almost four decades. The album's two lead tracks are also its two hit singles so far: the first, "Lock It Down," is an irresistibly catchy call to consciousness and "positivity"; the second is an equally hooky rewrite of Coxsone Dodd's classic "Bangarang" rhythm. The rest of the album is uneven, but generally quite good: for every disappointment (a completely unnecessary rewrite of the Wailers' rocksteady classic "Love and Affection," a meandering and lackluster original titled "Set the Program") there are at least two or three gems (like the brilliant "Pick Yourself Up," featuring Morgan Heritage). The album is produced by Bobby "Digital" Dixon, who provides a nice sonic mixture of modern smoothness and rootsy texture, thanks in part to the presence of such stellar sidemen as drummer William "Squidley" Cole, guitarist Dalton Browne, and bassist Donald "Danny Bassie" Dennis. This may not be the most essential title in McGregor's catalog, but it's a solid entry.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/19/2005
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645170529
catalogNumber:
1705

Related Subjects

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Freddie McGregor   Primary Artist,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Johnson   Keyboards
Dalton Browne   Guitar,Background Vocals
Bobby Dixon   Percussion
Dean Fraser   Horn
Marcia Griffiths   Vocals
Paul Henton   Keyboards
Morgan Heritage   Vocals,Background Vocals
Willie Lindo   Guitar
Robert Lyn   Keyboards
Melbourne Miller   Drums
Nambo Robinson   Horn
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass
Nadine Sutherland   Background Vocals
Noel Browne   Keyboards
Paul Crossdale   Keyboards
Daniel McGregor   Background Vocals
Kashief Lindo   Background Vocals
Anthony B   Vocals
Rolando Wilson   Drums
Rochell Bradshaw   Background Vocals
Stephen McGregor   Bass,Musician
Michael "Mike Dee" Johnson   Keyboards
Donald "Danny Bassie" Dennis   Bass
Willburn "Squidley" Cole   Drums
Patrick Kerr   Drums
Errol Hurd   Saxophone

Technical Credits

D. Browne   Composer
Dalton Browne   Engineer
Bobby Digital   Audio Production
Bobby Dixon   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Willie Lindo   Composer
Freddie McGregor   Composer
Raymond McLeod   Producer
Stan Vincent   Composer
Squidley Cole   Composer
Daniel McGregor   Producer,Audio Production
P. Morgan   Composer
Carl McCleod   Composer
Raymond McCleod   Composer
Kashief Lindo   Programming,drum programming
Jason Sterling   Engineer
Stephen McGregor   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Arthur Simms   Engineer
Chris Chin   Executive Producer
Carl "Dillie" McLeod   Producer,Engineer
Damian Mazur   Engineer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews