Terry Linen - Give Thanks And Praise -
Came up around the same time as the great late Garnett Silk - but no sooner had Garnett passed - then Mr Linen seemed to dropped off the radar. But perhaps the recent success of Ras Shiloh as encouraged people to check out Mr Linen again. His first album back in the mid-ninties was all over the place including some latin type tracks. This set is a great one its got some great roots and culture tunes - plus a few love songs - and covers - but it all works very well. His voice is just as good as back then it even sounds better in places. Production wise its a mixture of traditional reggae rhythms and some dance-hall rhythms. Terry's not really part of the latest roots movement - but he's got something to offer - and that's all he needs to do.