Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Feeds

Bob Marley & the Wailers- Ceu- Fela Kuti & Egypt 80- Kitsune America

.
Bob Marley & the Wailers
Marley - The Original Soundtrack

UMe

It seems that at this point there is little that needs to be said about the music of Bob Marley; the late reggae artist is universally loved all over the world and millions are capable of singing along to songs like "Could You Be Loved," "I Shot the Sheriff," "Get Up Stand Up" and "No Woman No Cry," all included on this 2-CD soundtrack companion to the movie Marley. So what do fans need to know about this album? There are quite a few early cuts here maybe not too familiar to fans who only know Bob's most popular songs: the R&B-informed "Corner Stone," early ska numbers "Judge Not" and "Simmer Down" and the early Rasta reggae of "Small Axe" among them. The bulk of the set though finds Marley Trenchtown rockin' through "Crazy Baldhead," a dub mix of "Exodus," a live version of "War" and a never-before-on-record live version of "Jammin'." Introspective numbers like "Redemption Song" and "Three Little Birds" are also among the 24 featured tracks.

Ceu
Caravana Sereia Bloom

Six Degrees

Inevitably all contemporary female Brazilian singers are compared to Bebel Gilberto; Ceu has a similarly bright voice but she uses it a little more forcefully than the laid-back Gilberto, grooving along here on the sunny psychedelic-tinged pop number "Falta De Ar." She also sings almost exclusively in Portuguese; the reggae tune "You Won't Regret It," the one-minute-long neo soul of "Fffree" and the slinky "Streets Bloom" are the only songs that are sung in English. That's okay; there's something very appealing about the breathy mystery that comes from not understanding the remainder of the lyrics.

Fela Kuti & Egypt 80
Live in Detroit 1986

Knitting Factory

The first CD of this 3-CD set is dedicated to just one song, "Just Like That." Fela introduces the song with a bit of a pithy explanation of how the song got it's title, about how in Africa you can be "doing nothing" and end up in prison "just like that" or how you can turn on the tap for water and find that there is none, "just like that." The late, oft-arrested Nigerian musician always peppered his music with political commentary and that fervency translated into a palpable urgency that's heard throughout his Afro-jazz/Latin-beat mash-up. Three other long jams round out this show, considered legendary by Fela aficionados.

Various Artists
Kitsune America

Kitsune

French label Kitsune puts out lots of various artists compilations, usually focusing on up-and-coming European acts. This first look at North American artists, timed to coincide with the label's opening of a New York office, features cuts from the likes of Childish Gambino, St. Lucia, Dwntwn, Gigamesh, White Shadow, Selebrities and eight others.


Share this article


tell a friend about this review

.


...end


advertisement


.
advertisement

.
News Reports
.

Day in Rock: AC/DC's Phil Rudd Pleads Guilty To Threatening to Kill, Drug Charges- Motley Crue Add Over 20 Shows To Farewell Tour- Slayer Finished Recording New Album- Slipknot- more

Day in Pop Bobbi Kristina Has 'Irreversible Brain Damage' Says Cissy Houston- Rihanna Reveals 'James Joint' Interlude From New Album- Jon Stewart Reveals Date Of His Final 'Daily Show'- more

Yesterday's Day in Rock: Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mother Has Cancer- Rich Homie Quan Surrenders To Police Over Alleged Nightclub Assault- Justin Bieber Duets With Ariana Grande- Mumford & Sons- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock


advertisement

.
Top Rock News Stories

Today's Full Day in Rock Report

Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts Reveal New Guitarist

Metallica's James Hetfield Unusual Inspiration Revealed

Def Leppard and Stone Temple Pilots Members Launch New Project

Megadeth Gig Turned Down By Another Guitarist

Slayer Brought Closer Together By Jeff Hanneman's Death

Jack White Makes Large Donation To National Blues Museum

Vince Neil Performs Motley Crue Classics At Long Beach Grand Prix

Slash Already Working On Next Album

Anthrax's Charlie Benante Sitting Out Upcoming Shows

Rival Sons Member Rejects New Led Zeppelin Label

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Guest Hosting Nikki Sixx's Radio Show

Top Pop News Stories

Today's Full Day in Pop Report

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Suing YouTube Co-Founder Over Leak

The Chemical Brothers Returning With New Album, Reveal First Single

50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Apparently End Longtime Feud

Lady Gaga To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Adam Lambert Compares His Ghost Town Song To Madonna's

Sia Recruits Heidi Klum and 'Game of Thrones' Star For New Video

Hilary Duff Releases 'Sparks' Lyric Video

Ed Sheeran Cooks Up 'Sing' Cover In New Online Video

OG Maco Streaming New 'OGZay' Mixtape with Zaytoven

Nick Jonas Covers Rihanna and Outkast

Miranda Lambert Goes Without Makeup For 'People' Most Beautiful

Latest Reviews

Recent Reviews and Interviews

Ladies Only: Jennie Abrahamson- Rachel Garlin- Nneka- More

Album of the Week: Led Zeppelin's When The West Was Won

Karyn Crisis' Gospel Of The Witches - Salem's Wounds

The Blues: John Mayall's Bluesbreakers- Arlen Roth, Mike Henderson Band- Slam Allen

Trauma Interview

Album of the Week: Bad Brains Self-Titled Debut Album

December in Red - The Way Out

Battleaxe - Power From the Universe Reissue

SOKO Interview

Road Trip: Historic Savannah

The Compulsions - Dirty Fun

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email- Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2015 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.