Sonntag, 7. April 2019

Dennis Alcapone - My Voice Is Insured For Half A Million Dollars (Trojan)

Consisting of tracks recorded between 1970 and 1973, when the young DJ was at the peak of his popularity, this album remains the single best summation of Dennis Alcapone's art. It's true that his style owed a deep debt to U Roy, but he managed to improve on his lyricism and melodic interest; although Alcapone was primarily a "chatter" in the established tradition, he frequently lapsed into singing and was also known for his strange whoops and yelps.

"My Voice" has been reissued by Trojan before, but this issue ups the ante considerably by adding ten bonus tracks to the original program. Highlights are numerous and include the spectacular "Musical Alphabet," "Joe Frazier Round 2" (which continues a popular topic for DJs of the period), and most of all, his brilliant DJ cuts on the Ethiopians' classic "Selah" (titled "Rocking to Ethiopia") and Augustus Pablo's deathless instrumental "Java" ("Mava"). Of course, he's helped considerably by the consistently high quality of the rhythm tracks, which came to him courtesy of such top producers as Duke Reid, Winston "Niney" Holness, and Bunny Lee. This album should be considered an essential part of any serious reggae collection.


1 My Voice Is Insured For Half A Million Dollars
2 Pop A Version
3 Fever Teaser
4 Power Version
5 Rocking To Ethiopia
6 Joe Frazier Round 2
7 This A Butter
8 Musical Alphabet
9 It Must Come
10 Jungle Of Crime
11 Take Your Time
12 Sons Of Zion
13 Castles & Kings
14 Mava
15 East To West
16 False Prophet
17 Out The Light Baby
18 Ball Of Confusion
19 Fine Style
20 Look Into Yourself
21 Out Of This World
22 Go Jenny Go
23 Seven Day Reggae
24 Zaka-Za-Za
25 Horse And Buggy

(320 kbps, cover art included)

3 Kommentare:

Happymonk hat gesagt…

Thank you for this. It caught my eye from the devils.

stitch hat gesagt…


zero hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot for your feedback!

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