Chuck Fenda - The Living Fire - Greensleeves
Greensleeves released the last Natural Black set, and its good to see them releasing this one from Chuck Fenda. His singing style comes from that Sizzla thing, and its great for roots tunes, but when it comes to love songs, it does sound a bit weird. 'Coming Over' featuring Cherine Anderson is not a bad track, but its a bit weird. People like Bob And Marcia could make a track like that better, but that is the exception rather than the rule. Thankfully of the 16 tracks present here, Chuck sticks to roots and culture. 'Gash Dem' is the big hit, and its here. Its very militant, and that's where Chuck sounds at his best. All of the best tracks have that kind of feel. That's the direction for Chuck. If he sticks to that path he should go a long long way.