Phillip Fraser


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Phillip Fraser - Blood Of The Saint - Silver Camel

Freedom Sounds and Cornerstone productions dominated the early dancehall style, in the same way that people like Ras Allah and Earl Zero were at the deepest roots of the Roots scene, man like Phillip Fraser became the sound of dancehall. It was a very dramatic way of singing - powerful but at the same time sounding very vulnerable. I'm not sure how much stuff Phillip did with sound systems, but his style was very popular and artists like Sammy Dread, and General Plough who both added new vibes to it. This set as got all the big hits from Phillip plus some dubs and is truly essential. Good to see a labela like Silver Camel re-releasing some of there old catalogue - must be a good Jah Thomas in the works.

(PhillipFraser) - V/A Death In The Arena - Solidarity Int.

Unlike other rhythm albums where there are a wide variety of lyrical themes that can be heard, Phillip Fraser set concentrates on culture, and includes contributions from Tipper Lee & Rappa Robert, Ashanti Waugh, Devon Russell, Triston Palma, Anthony 'I Cock' Stephens. Frankie Jones and Phillip himself, plus a version making 8 cuts altogether. The album was recorded in California's L.A's I&I Sound a nice surprise, and in London. Its very good album, which hopefully will inspire others