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Barrington Levy – Here I Come

Barrington Levy
Here I Come
Style: Reggae
Label: Time 1 Records
Catalog Number: TRLP003
Released: 1985, 80's
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Here I Come is a dancehall classic by “Mr. Cool and Lovin'” himself, Barrington Levy. Recorded at the legendary Channel One Studios, the album embraces the sound of the times, incorporating digital reggae production with drum machines and pulsing synth bass, while also taking dancehall into some interesting musical directions. There’s a few missteps, but it’s all salvaged by the beautiful B4 The Vibes is Right, a dancehall slow jam anthem that is moody and dramatic, with a deeply moving rhythm despite the absence of drums. Rolling piano, lounge sax, and tasteful blues guitar take listeners on an emotional journey that’s as cinematic as it is groovy while Levy delivers one of his all time great vocal performances with dynamic, luxe melodies that swing and hook. His signature cascading “no’s” provide the drama here while the lyrics define the essence of the dancehall… “The vibes is right. We don’t want no fuss, no fight, noo!”

-DM

Recommended – A4 Under Me Sensi, B4 The Vibes Is Right

Tags: Channel One Studios / Dancehall / Samples
Tracklist:

A1 Live Good
A2 Do The Dance
A3 A Ya We Deh
A4 Under Me Sensi
A5 Give Me Your Love
B1 Cool And Loving
B2 Moonlight Lover
B3 Here I Come
B4 The Vibes Is Right
B5 Don’t Run Away

Credits:

Design [Graphic Concept], Photography – Tony Nero
Drums – Jah Bunny, Ken Rowe, Style Scott
Horns – Dean Fraser, Tan Tan
Lead Guitar – Bingy Bunny
Mixed By – Geoff (Jeff Chandler)
Percussion – Jah Screw
Piano, Synthesizer – Carlton “Bubblers” Ogilvie, Michael Cooper
Producer, Arranged By, Recorded By – Jah Screw
Rhythm Guitar – Stanley Andrews, Tony Chin

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