Feel the Blues with all that Jazz
English (United Kingdom)Polish (Poland)
Home Blues Corey Harris Corey Harris - Zion Crossroads (2007)

Corey Harris - Zion Crossroads (2007)

User Rating: / 0
PoorBest 

Corey Harris - Zion Crossroads (2007)

Image could not be displayed. Check browser for compatibility.


01. Ark of the Covenant
02. No Peace for the Wicked
03. Heathen Rage
04. Sweatshop
05. In the Morning
06. Fire Go Come
07. Walter Rodney Intro
08. Walter Rodney
09. Afrique (Chez Moi)
10. Cleanliness
11. Plantation Town
12. You Never Know
13. Keep Your Culture

Corey Harris - Composer, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Victor Axelrod - Shaker, Tambourine
Cheick Hamala Diabate - Vocals
Michael Goldwasser - Arranger, Cabasa, Guitar, Guitars, Melodica, Shaker, Wood Block
Kenny Kosek - Fiddle
Victor Rice - Bass, Organ
Jeff Romano - Harmonica
Houston Ross - Bass
Stephen Samuels - Bass

 

Corey Harris has spent his career digging for roots, looking for the links that bind his beloved blues with African music and other tributaries of black music, including old-time jazz and R&B. On the brilliant 2003 Mississippi to Mali, Harris took his recording equipment to the field in those two seemingly far-apart locales, and discovered they were closer than you might think. Before that, on 1999's Greens from the Garden, he found common threads between the blues of the Delta and the many variations of Americana that Louisiana has to offer. For Zion Crossroads, Harris turns his attention to reggae -- real roots reggae, not the often unrecognizable spinoffs that pass for it today. At times, Zion Crossroads is virtually indistinguishable from the righteous, spiritually motivated, Rasta-centered reggae that first emerged from Jamaica in the early '70s. Harris' songs here deal with the issues that concerned the pioneers like Bob Marley, Burning Spear, and Black Uhuru, when reggae was vital to the Rastafarian existence, not just another exotic rhythm on the dancefloor. In "Sweatshop," Harris laments the deplorable conditions under which so many still labor today: "All day on your feet just to make ends meet/So hot it burn your skin, tell you it's a grievous sin." "No Peace for the Wicked," which features Ranking Joe guesting on DJ vocals, is a song of encouragement in light of oppression, and the uptempo "Keep Your Culture" is self-explanatory, asking blacks, simply, "If not you, then who?" Harris uses standard roots reggae instrumentation for most of the album -- guitars, keyboards, horns, drums -- but one of the more interesting diversions takes place on the two-part "Walter Rodney." A tribute to the Guyanese political activist killed by a bomb while running for office in 1980, the song adds the African ngoni, played by Cheick Hamala Diabaté, tying it to Harris' African-themed recordings. And "Plantation Town" has nothing at all to do with reggae -- it's a nearly traditional country tune, complete with fiddle. It may not sound like anything else on the record, but its condemnation of slavery is very much in keeping with Harris' wakeup call for unity and harmony in a world that needs it more than ever. --- Jeff Tamarkin, AllMusic Review

download (mp3 @320 kbs):

yandex 4shared mega mediafire uloz.to cloudmailru uptobox ge.tt

 

back

 

Before downloading any file you are required to read and accept the
Terms and Conditions.

If you are an artist or agent, and would like your music removed from this site,
please e-mail us on
abuse@theblues-thatjazz.com
and we will remove them as soon as possible.


Polls
What music genre would you like to find here the most?
 
Now onsite:
  • 306 guests
Content View Hits : 105936861