Presents CD (2007)

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Product Overview


Label Roir Records/ryko
SKU 204585212
UPC 053436830222
UPC 14 00053436830222
Format CD
Release Date 6/5/2007
Author 10 Ft. Ganja Plant
Technical Info
Producer 10 Ft. Ganja Plant
CatalogID RUSCD 8302
Lable Name ROIR
Released 06/05/2007
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 51m : 41s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00053436830222
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Mang Studio.
Photographer: Kevin Kinsella.
10 Ft. Ganja Plant albums never offer musician credits, but the group's identity is no secret: this is a side project by members of John Brown's Body, one of the two or three finest roots reggae bands in America. Usually side projects represent something of a stylistic departure, but in the case of John Brown's Body, the variation sounds an awful lot like the theme -- not that that's a bad thing, by any means. What does seem to set 10 Ft. Ganja Plant apart from its parent organization is an even greater emphasis on mystical, dubwise production textures and a tendency toward instrumentals rather than songs (though John Brown's Body singer Kevin Kinsella makes a number of appearances here). This album opens on a fairly pedestrian note with the so-so "Chalwa," but improves immediately with the dark and dubby "Rebel in the Hills." "Good Time Girl" is a cheerful slice of old-school reggae with a tasty, Ernest Ranglin-style guitar lick; "Off Road Version," though too long by half, is a fine saxophone showcase with an irresistible bassline. Highly recommended to all John Brown's Body fans and anyone else with an insatiable hunger for classic reggae. ~ Rick Anderson
Professional Reviews
The Wire (p.71) - "[Their name] reflects their good time view of the music, and this album proves they started out as good as they are today."
Disc 1
1 Chalwa
2 Rebel In The Hills
3 Blues Dance
4 Good Time Girl
5 Sunny Foundation
6 Why Can't They Tell Us The Good News?
7 Jah Teach I A Lesson
8 Off Road Version
9 Jah Will Go On
10 Walkey Walk Tall
11 Top Down - (Bonus Track)
12 Politricking Man - (Bonus Track)
Product Attributes
Artist 10 Ft. Ganja Plant
Label Roir Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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