Exalt Jah [UK Bonus Tracks]

Exalt Jah [UK Bonus Tracks]

by Mikey General


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Exalt Jah [UK Bonus Tracks]

Mikey General made a series of noteworthy singles for the British Fashion label in the 1980s, then moved to Philip "Fatis" Burrell's Xterminator label, where he hooked up with soon-to-be superstar Luciano. The two singers left Xterminator to form their own Qabalah First label, which brings him to Exalt Jah. On this album, Mikey General is joined by guests who include Luciano, Adigun Minkah, and Turbulence for a modestly enjoyable but not really outstanding set of modern roots-and-culture songs. Accompanied mostly by a rhythm section centered around drummer George Miller and bassist Donald Dennis (though Sly & Robbie put in an appearance, as do Mafia & Fluxy), General phones it in on the sloppy "Pretty City," and wimps out on the overly laid-back "Fly Away, Runaway." When he gets energized on "In Times Like These," it causes him to lose track of the chords and start singing painfully off-key. But there are bright spots, notably "Red in a Rome" (a combination track with Luciano), and the muscular "Love Chant." Unfortunately, those are not enough to redeem what is ultimately a rather lackluster effort from a talented singer who has done considerably better in the past. [This U.K. version of the album includes bonus material.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2003
Label: Redbridge Records
UPC: 5060006320576
catalogNumber: 6

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mikey General   Primary Artist
Sheldon Bernard   Flute
Black Steel   Harmony
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne   Drums
Dalton Browne   Harmony
Paul Crosdale   Keyboards
Donald Dennis   Bass,Guitar
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Dean Fraser   Horn
Tony Gold   Harmony
John Haynes   Guitar
Johnny T   Strings
Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson   Keyboards
David Madden   Horn
Carrol McLaughlin   Keyboards
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass
M. Taylor   Harmony
Lloyd "Gitsy" Willis   Guitar
Klearview Harmonixs   Harmony
Leroy Heywood   Bass,Keyboards
Nikki Tucker   Harmony
Ryan Webb   Keyboards
Rochell Bradshaw   Harmony
Vamps   Bass,Drums
Joslyn "King Speckle" McKenzie   Drums
George "Dusty" Miller   Percussion,Drums
Paul "Scooby" Smith   Keyboards
Connie Campbell   Harmony
Jay Zik   Harmony
Sydney "Congo Billy" Watson   Percussion,Drums
Winston "Bo Peep" Bowen   Guitar
Christopher Sky Juice Burt   Percussion
Henry Buttins   Harmony
Taffari Silvera   Harmony
Levi Roots   Harmony
Sharon Myles   Harmony
Paul "Limey" Murray   Harmony
Dave "Fluxy" Heywood   Drums
John McLean   Harmony

Technical Credits

Paul Daley   Engineering
Anthony "Al" Graham   Producer,Engineering
M. Taylor   Producer
Mel Taylor   Composer
Gordon Lee   Producer
Pete Foster   Engineering
John Masouri   Liner Notes
Richie Brown   Engineering
Syl Gordon   Producer
Michael "Mike Dee" Johnson   Engineering
Acie Cargill   Producer
Chad Simpson   Producer
Orvell Harrison   Engineering
Adrian Irving   Engineering

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