Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Mighty Diamonds - Live In Toyo 1985

Yes, some of the sweetest harmonies in all of reggae music live in concert - The Mighty Diamonds. Tabby Shaw, Judge Ferguson and Bunny Simpson crafted some of the finest 3 part voice work that we shall ever be so lucky to hear again. It may be obvious by this point, considering all the roots reggae I have shared, that I don't much care for new reggae music. There may be some great new vocalists and harmonies but whenever I venture into new reggae it all sounds like the same old dancehall vibe that I got tired of as I retreated further back into reggae history. So, I am safe and comfortable in my pre-1990 reggae bubble. Many of the greatest Diamonds songs are represented here in their live glory - "Shame & Pride", "Right Time", Have Mercy" and "The Roots Is There" - you really cannot go wrong with this one...

Introduction ~ Reggae Street
Party Time
Shame And Pride
I Don't Mind What You Are Saying
Never Say Goodbye
Right Time
Have Mercy
I Need A Roof
Keep On Moving
The Roots Is There
Heads Of Government
There Is No Me Without You

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DaddyRich said...

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skimble said...

Welcome back, thanks for sharing, and be well.

Anonymous said...

Glad you're back.... hope everything went well till now and results all will be OK !!!

Thanks for this great one !

P ;)

DJ Greedy G said...

Thanks for sharing this, I just got back from seeing the Diamonds in Newcastle, UK and they've still got it. Sounded just like they did 30 years ago!!!

Anonymous said...

tnx man

Felipe I Goldenlocks said...

Thanks for the music. Good stuff man!
Jah Bless.