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Horace Andy - 'Serious Times' [CD]
Horace Andy - 'Serious Times' [CD]
Horace Andy - 'Serious Times' [CD]
Horace Andy - 'Serious Times' [CD]

Horace Andy

Serious Times


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The Studio One stalwart and Massive Attack collaborator returns for 2010 with his first strictly roots & culture album in years! - Vocals have been recorded at the old Duke Reid 'Treasure Isle' studio, and a strong line-up of veteran musicians have helped to realise this 15-track masterpiece!

Horace Andy, affectionately known as 'Sleepy' was born as Horace Hinds on 19th February 1951 in Jamaica's capital Kingston. Blessed with a great, unique voice he soon came onto the scene. His musical career began in the late sixties, when he started to record for George 'Phil' Pratt. He found himself in the legendary Studio One of Coxsone Dodd on Brentford Road downtown Kingston soon after. He also recorded a lot of tunes with Bunny Lee. In 1977 he linked up with New York based producer DaSilva. Together they released the legendary album 'In The Light' (later re-issued on Blood & Fire). Horace continued to make records in Jamaica but always stayed in touch with the New York scene. The result were collaborations with Tappa Zukie, Wackie's (i.e. the 1982 masterpiece 'Dance Hall Style'), Bobby Digital, Jammy's and many other famous New York musicians and producers. In the early 90s Horace gained a new audience through his participation with Massive Attack on their album 'Blue Lines'. The relationship continued on their second album 'Protection' and the follow-up albums, but he still found time to make other albums for producers like Jah Shaka, Mad Professer and Sly & Robbie. He also incessantly toured the triangle of Jamaica, Europe and the US. Now he returns to his roots with his new album 'Serious Times' for the Minor7Flat5 record label and the producer Andreas 'Brotherman' Christophersen. These roots are the roots of Reggae music, and it's a demonstration of Horace Andy's truly astonishing vocal technique with its unique vibrato and phrasing. Despite being brand new, his music still sounds like in the early days of the golden times of Roots Reggae.