Boomkat Product Review:
Another classic from Ther Wackies archive, reissued.
Having released some classic cuts in the shape of 'Gypsy Woman' and 'Cornbread and Butter', Henry upped sticks from his native Jamaica and settled in 1970's New York - a city that was far from the gentrified urban sprawl that now exists, bringing with it a host of social issues that music could help to breakdown. Gravitating naturally towards Wackies, Henry was soon fully involved in day-to-day operations at Wackies HQ - even being granted the near mythical privilege of owning a spare pair of studio keys.
First released in London in 1984, Henry was joined by the Itopia band and soon layed down the wonderful 'Who Do You Think I Am?' - wherein a relaxed and lethargic style was kept energetic through fantastic vocals and bubbling production. With particular highlights including the ribald title track, the rose-tinted solipsism of 'No Dreams' and the sunny disposition of 'Them the Devil', Milton Henry can lay claim to a classic album that hasn't diminished one jot with age.