Prince Alla Only Love Can Conquer (1976-1979)

Only Love Can Conquer (1976-1979)
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Blood & Fire Records


  • Buy for $0.991.Stone
  • Buy for $0.992.I Don't Want to Be Late
  • Buy for $0.993.Only Love Can Conquer
  • Buy for $0.994.Sun Is Shining
  • Buy for $0.995.They Never Love (In Disco Style)
  • Buy for $0.996.Lot's Wife
  • Buy for $0.997.Bucket Bottom
  • Buy for $0.998.Mama No Fight
  • Buy for $0.999.City Without Pity
  • Buy for $0.9910.Lady Deceiver
  • Buy for $0.9911.Youthman in the Ghetto (In Disco Style)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Black Rose (With Phillip Fraser)
  • Buy for $0.9913.Their Reward
  • Buy for $0.9914.Dread Locks Nazarine

Product Description:

Personnel: Tony Chin (guitar); Jimmy Becker (harmonica); Keith Sterling (keyboards); Max Edwards, Sly Dunbar (drums); Noel "Scully" Simms (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Steve Barrow.
Recording information: Channel One Studio, Kingston, Jamaica.
Photographer: Bob Harding.
This collection of singles by the relatively obscure roots-reggae singer Prince Alla (backed by the Soul Syndicate, the preeminent reggae studio band of the seventies) is a revelation. Imagine someone with the tone of a young Johnnie Clarke and the expressiveness of Sugar Minott at his best, and then take away the lover's rock and you've got Prince Alla: an angel's voice with an apocalyptic edge. If you want a good distillation of the Rastafarian message, look no further. It's all here, from the condemnation of materialism ("They Never Love," complete with a dub version) to the unapologetic sexism ("Lot's Wife," "Lady Deceiver") and the political rabble-rousing ("Youthman in the Ghetto"). Through it all, the Soul Syndicate burns with a thick, slow one-drop groove that never lets up the pressure. If you don't own this disc, repent now. ~ Rick Anderson

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Product Info

  • UPC: 783564001422
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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