Delving deep into the archive of recordings by Dennis Brown, the Crown Prince of Reggae (dubbed this title by Bob Marley who stated that Dennis was his favorite singer). This killer 4-disc collection of tunes produced by the Mighty Two, Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson, contains the classic LPs Visions Of, from 1976, and Words Of Wisdom, from 1978, as well as two compilations of singles Love’s Gotta Hold on Me and Reflections. Essential tunes from a discography that is unfathomably deep.
Certainly couldn’t let this post go up without reposting my favorite set of tunes from Dennis Brown, the incredible The Promised Land 1977-79 which includes the entire Josephâ€™s Coat of Many Colours LP and seven additional tracks from Dennisâ€™ very own D.E.B. Music label. A stunning set that floored me upon my first listen. Some of the most powerful roots music Iâ€™ve ever heard and has been in constant rotation for years. For an artist as prolific as Dennis Brown was, this, in my opinion, represents his work at its peak. Simply extraordinary and simply essential.
Moreover, on a post showcasing Dennis Brown at Joe Gibbs, I got repost the collection below which gathers some tough-to-find gems that originally appeared on 12â€³.