Montag, 16. Mai 2011

Dr. Alimantado - Born For A Purpose

Doctor Alimantado was born James Winston Thompson in Kingston 1952.
He grew up in the ghetto of the city's west side, an area notorious for its poverty and violence.

The fine but only sporadically productive Doctor Alimantado made two albums for the Greensleeves label in the mid-'70s. After completing the widely praised "Best Dressed Chicken in Town", he released "Born for a Purpose", which consists of second-string material from the same recording sessions and is consequently not quite as consistently excellent. Still, there are some great tracks here, notably the exquisite title song (presented in an extended 12" mix), an ode to Muhammed Ali that is strongly reminiscent of some of Glen Brown's work of the same period, and a paradoxically cheerful-sounding song of warning entitled "Careless Ethiopians Repent." Doctor Alimantado's clear, sweet voice is a constant delight throughout, and his skill as a DJ is almost matched by his singing ability. The backing rhythms are provided by a shifting cast that includes members of the Revolutionaries, Roots Radics, and the Aggrovators and, while no producer apart from Doctor Alimantado himself is given credit, at least a couple of mixes bear the strong stylistic mark of Bunny Lee.

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