Boomkat Product Review:
Romping into view with a crown and septer, the latest Soul Jazz/Studio One release is here - with the regal theme being an all male collection going by the name of 'Kings'.
Looking back to Studio One's formation, 'Kings' roll-call of contributors reveals an embarrassment of riches - featuring the likes of Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Freddie McGregor and Johnny Osbourne to name but a few. Perched between the competing fields of Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and Lovers, the reggae ingredients are all seasoned for full flavour - as the sunny days and fuggy nights of Studio One spring to life with verbose clarity. Accompanied by some cock-on sleeve notes from acclaimed author Chris Salwwicz, 'Studio One - Kings' is pickled with testosterone and some of the most vintage reggae you're ever likely to encounter. HRH!