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    Origine du Groupe : Jamaica

    Style : Reggae

    Sortie : 1978

    From http://www.reggae-reviews.com

    If Hugh Mundell had lived past, ironically, 1983, there's no telling what his legacy would be today.  Africa Must Be Free By 1983 is simply one of the most remarkable debuts in the history
    of reggae, considering Mundell was only 16 when it was released.  Guided by the adept hands of Augustus Pablo, he wrote and co-produced all of the songs on this powerful classic.  The
    potent roots melodies and emotional vocals provided by this prodigy blend beautifully with the robust musical accompaniment from an all-star line-up (Robbie Shakespeare, Jacob Miller, Leroy
    Sibbles, Augustus Pablo, Earl "Chinna" Smith, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Carlton "Santa" Davis, and more).  While no one track is spectacular, practically all are solid, as they cohere in a
    prototypical "album album."  Luckily for us listeners, when RAS re-released Africa Must Be Free in 1989, they threw in the equally strong dub version as well.  Although Augustus Pablo's
    rockers sound runs throughout the dubs (Fans will certainly recognize the music in "Book of Life" and its dub from Jacob Miller's "Keep on Knocking."), he doesn't dominate them with his trademark
    melodica, allowing Mundell to retain his identity.  Some of the dubs are better than the vocal versions (the dubs of "Jah Will Provide," "Run Revolution a Come," and "Day of Judgement," for
    example), while a few of the vocal tracks are preferable ("My Mind" and "Africa Must Be Free By 1983").  If you're like me, the track listing of the dub versions may cause some
    confusion.  Either Mundell named the dubs with the intention to confuse, or the track listing is simply wrong (I vote for the latter.), assuming that "Unity Dub" is supposed to be the title
    of the dub of "Let's All Unite," "Africa Dub" is supposed to be the dub of "Africa Must Be Free By 1983," "My Mind Dub" is supposed to be the dub of "My Mind," etc.   I list below under
    "Track Listing" how the songs are listed on the album, but track #9 is actually the dub of "Jah Will Provide" (whatever the title is), #10 is the dub of "Book of Life" (ditto), #11 is "Revolution
    Dub," #12 is "Judgement Dub," #13 is, um, I'm not sure, #14 is "Unity Dub," #15 is "My Mind Dub," #16 is "Africa Dub," and #17 is again a mystery.   I don't think that tracks 13 and 17
    are dubs of anything on Africa Must Be Free; neither sound like "Why Do Black Men Fuss and Fight," the only track without a dub here.  To confuse matters, there is an extra dub (9 dubs, 8
    vocal tracks).   Anyway, in the end, all that really matters is that it's all good, whatever the order.


    Tracklist :

    1. Let's All Unite

    2. My Mind

    3. Africa Must Be Free By 1983

    4. Why Do Black Men Fuss and Fight

    5. Book of Life

    6. Run Revolution a Come

    7. Day of Judgement

    8. Jah Will Provide

    9. Ital Sip

    10. Unity Dub

    11. Africa Dub

    12. My Mind Dub

    13. Western Kingston Style

    14. Levi Dub

    15. Revolution Dub

    16. Judgement Dub

    17. Sufferer Dub



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