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Right Now (2012)

Artist: Barry Brown
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Format: CD
Sku: 241887448
UPC: 054645521727
UPC 14: 00054645521727
Release Date: 10/30/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Sister Magling ~ Barry Brown
2. Lonely Girl ~ Barry Brown
3. I Give My Love ~ Barry Brown
4. Make It With You ~ Barry Brown
5. You Don't Remember ~ Barry Brown
6. Mister Minister ~ Barry Brown
7. Guide and Protect Us ~ Barry Brown
8. Jukes And Watch ~ Barry Brown
9. It's Not So Easy ~ Barry Brown
10. Good People ~ Barry Brown
11. Mafia ~ Barry Brown
12. Mafia Dub ~ Barry Brown
13. Make It with You ~ Barry Brown
14. You Don't Remember Dub ~ Barry Brown
15. I Give My Love ~ Barry Brown
16. Jukes And Watch Dub ~ Barry Brown
17. Sister Magling Dub ~ Barry Brown
18. It's Not So Easy ~ Barry Brown
19. Protect Us With ~ Barry Brown
20. No Shot Nuh Fire ~ Barry Brown

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recording information: Channel One Studio.
Muze PNote Illustrator: Tony Nero.
Muze PNote Arranger: Jah Screw.
Muze PNote This 1984 album from Barry Brown comes at the end of a prolific run for the reggae singer, one that began in the late '70s with producer Bunny Lee. Right Now, on the other hand, is produced by the underappreciated Jah Screw, and it's unique for other reasons too, like being a rather sweet and cool album and in contrast to his two other 1984 releases -- the upbeat clash album Showdown, Vol. 1 with DJ Little John, and Roots & Culture, the aptly titled throwback album he recorded with "Armageddon Time" singer Willie Williams. Add that year's playful and sexy lovers rock single "Belly Move" -- with swagger borrowed from both Yellowman and Dennis Brown -- and you've got the full Barry Brown picture with the humble and almost hitless Right Now being the rich, rewarding, and dank anchor. That dank bit comes from Screw's reverb-heavy, always echoing production, which on the opening dancehall stepper "Sister Magling" goes beyond the usual dub tropes as its horn section seems to wave in the breeze, occasionally being carried away by the stronger gusts. Convincing heartache from Brown and speaker-cutting lick shots from Screw make "Lonely Girl" a standout, then "I Give My Love" kicks off three easy romantic numbers, all of them prime showcases for the singer's youthful voice and smooth croon. "Mister Minister" and the rest of the original LP's side two are right in the modern Rasta vein of the Mighty Diamonds and are sure to make Sublime fans feel at home, but Right Now exits without that signature hit or standout songwriting, even if Brown's commitment to the B material elevates it all. With Brown taking a break soon after its release, Right Now fell into obscurity until 2012 when the Greensleeves label rescued the album and polished it into a true gem with eight extra tracks of dubs, plus a DJ "version" from Triston Palma. The reissue is a great score for reggae enthusiasts, but even without all the extras, this forgotten album is a must for Brown's fans, and Screw's as well. ~ David Jeffries

Producer: Paul 'Jah Screw' Love

Engineer: Barnabas; Paul 'Jah Screw' Love

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Jammy's From The Roots
Muze Music Compilations More Jammy's From The Roots
Muze Music Compilations Total Reggae:roots
Muze Music Compilations Reggae Anthology/channel One

Associated Artists and Works

Angela Prince
Scientist (The)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/15/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : VPGS 5217
Music Label Name Label : Greensleeves Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00054645521727

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Brown,Barry
Product attributeLabel:   Vp Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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