Johnny Clarke - Praise Jah - Jah Shaka
After the first batch of Jah Shaka Jamaica produced albums in the early nineties - featuring Max Romeo, Willi Williams, Icho Candy, Horace Andy and Ras Allah, which made a incredible impact - everyone assumed that Shaka would push on. He had a good production sound and a loyal and large following. It didn't happen. And a year or so ago when Shaka got injured in a house fire - it seemed that the Jah Shaka label would be parked up for a long time, but you cannot keep a good man down, never mind a lion!!! And so here we go again. The much talked about Johnny Clarke set is finally available. And with it Clarky goes back into the premier league of reggae singers, a place he's not been in since the early eighties. There are some great songs and great singing here. While Mafia and Fluxy provide rhythms - and they have never sounded better - and with Bravo at Leggo's mixing its a truly excellent set. Nuff respect to respect to Jah Shaka. Where does it he get his energy from.... Rastafari!!!!