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MP3 Sugar Minott - New Day

Do not call this a comback album from reggae legend Sugar Minott; instead, declare it a rebirth. Although creating music (including pioneering dance hall in the late 70''s) for nearly 40 years, Sugar Minott doesn''t sound like he''s aged at all.

15 MP3 Songs in this album (59:51) !
Related styles: REGGAE: Pop-Reggae, REGGAE: Roots Reggae

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"New Day"

Do not call this a comeback album from reggae legend Sugar Minott; instead, declare it a rebirth. Although creating music (including pioneering dance hall in the late ''70s) for nearly 40 years, Sugar Minott doesn''t sound like he''s aged at all. The passion and buoyant energy that has elevated his work from the very beginning crackles with every sharp groove. While many still mourn the loss of his peers such as Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, Minott is alive and well and perhaps more infectious and vital than ever.

"Take me to the spot/Where the music is hot," Minott sings on "Stranger in Your Town," and he could very well be talking about his own record. "Show Me a Sign" features sharp, rhythmic guitar playing from Producer Roman Pryce while "Getting It On" finds Minott riding a sly, laid-back groove that''s as sweaty as the tropics during the summer. It''s the authenticity of these tunes, and not just the radio-ready hooks, that help them spring to life. On one level they can be seen as pop or even hip-hop as in the case of "Just Chill." But there''s no denying they are the products of a master craftsman, a king of his domain.

Like Marley, Minott is able to balance positive socio-political messages with themes of love and partying hard. He does so without losing credibility from the former or seeming shallow with the latter. The soulful "Reaching Out to U" (with another reggae icon, Sly Dunbar, on drums) delivers a heartwarming plea for peace while "Lovers Frock''s" celebrates carnal pleasures with a joyous spirit and a snappy beat.

Listeners unfamiliar with Minott won''t recognize the years of experience behind that voice for it has a freshness and renewed vigor to it that''ll make you believe he has just entered the studio for the first time. This is timeless music from a man who has done so much already yet continues to leave us in awe.

UK~Kukumon Producer Roman Pryce, travelled three continents to produce and mix "New Day". Pryce has worked with Finley Quaye, Gregory Issacs, Crucial Bankie, Toots Hibbert, Sly Dunbar, Nikii Davis, Andrew Tosh and many other reggae artists.

"New Day" features: 2005 Grammy Winner, Toots Hibbert, of Toots and the Maytals, Legendary Reggae drummer: Sly Dunbar, Reggae Guitarist: Dwight Pickney, Singer: Andrew Tosh, (Peter Tosh''s Son), Percussionist: Bongo Herman, Congo Man, Scully & Friends, Acoustic Guitarist: Teja Bell,DJ''s dancehall veteran: Josey Wales & Ranking Trevor, Backing Vocals: Nikii Davis and Sharon Martini.

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